Compare GMC Acadia

Compare the GMC Acadia

Compare the GMC Acadia to the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade

When you need a rugged SUV that can keep up with your travels, some lineups can't do what the GMC Acadia is capable of. While the exterior boasts off-road qualities you expect from a pickup truck, the interior accommodates you and your family comfortably anywhere you go. When you need a family-friendly SUV for your next camping trip, the GMC Acadia is the right option!


Three-row SUVs are popular options for drivers who want ample passenger space combined with versatile interiors and off-road-ready exteriors. The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are quality rivals to the GMC Acadia, making it challenging to find the one that best fits your life. The Ciocca Atlantic City team has happily done the legwork for you on comparing the models and showcasing why the GMC Acadia tops our list as an all-around exceptional three-row SUV. Explore the comparisons below and let us know if you have any questions!

GMC Acadia vs. Kia Telluride

Under the hood, you can expect both models to offer all the power you need to brave any road ahead of you. The GMC Acadia comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, making 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The standard Kia Telluride powertrain equips a 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately for the Telluride, that's the only engine you get. The GMC Acadia can upgrade its lineup with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, outputting 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque- When you need power, the Acadia offers more than the Kia Telluride.

Fuel economy matters regardless of the size of the vehicle you drive. After all, you don't want to stop for frequent gas station visits if you can avoid it, right? Three-row SUVs like the GMC Acadia and Kia Telluride might not be as efficient as smaller SUV options, but the GMC Acadia still holds the edge over its competition. The Acadia offers a 19-gallon gas tank, delivering a fuel economy rating of 22/29 mpg city/highway with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Upgrading to the V6 AWD improves the gas tank to 22 gallons and provides a rating of 22/27 mpg city/highway. The base Telluride fuel economy rating is 20/26 mpg city/highway, while the AWD version sinks to 19/24 mpg city/highway. And you'll have to manage with an 18.8-gallon tank.

GMC Acadia vs. Hyundai Palisade

The same issues that put the Kia Telluride behind the GMC Acadia plague the Hyundai Palisade. The GMC SUV offers two engine options to the Palisade's one configuration. The Acadia's 3.6-liter V6 outperforms the Hyundai Palisade's 3.8-liter V6, offering 19 more horsepower and 9-more pound-feet of torque. And the Acadia's fuel economy allows you to travel further on one tank of gas with either engine option. The GMC SUV offers 22/29 mpg city/highway, while the Hyundai Palisade can only manage 19/26 mpg city/highway. The GMC Acadia offers a smooth and seamless shifting experience with its nine-speed automatic transmission - the Kia Telluride offers a less adept range with an eight-speed automatic.

While the Hyundai Palisade seems like a more luxurious option, one key feature can make a difference when the weather gets too warm or chilly outside. The GMC Acadia comes standard with a tri-zone automatic climate control system, allowing the driver, front-seat passenger, and rear-seat passengers to adjust their temperatures separately. Sensors can even monitor the interior temperature and adjust accordingly. Sadly, the Palisade only offers a dual-zone automatic climate control system - you'll have to upgrade to the second trim level to unlock the feature.

Schedule Your GMC Acadia Test Drive Today!

When you need the right amount of power, capability, and convenience, only the GMC Acadia offers a blend of all three you can be happy about. We encourage you to swing by Ciocca Atlantic City today to test drive your favorite option!


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