The Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia are both three-row SUVs, but they go two ways to get there, and that can make a big difference. Both are family-friendly, comfortable, spacious, and practical, and also provide an off-road look. This is about where the similarities end.

Here’s how these two medium-sized transitions compare. Note that the all-new Pilot is coming for 2023. This comparison uses the 2022 model, which is currently available from a lot of dealers. We’ll take another look when Pilot 2023 is here.

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Honda Pilot in blue

Honda Pilot 2022 well-equipped, safe and practical. It features great resale value, a powerful standard V6 engine, and a spacious, practical cabin with seating for up to eight passengers. Pricing starts at $38,080. price for you or Fifthiew listings near you.

Honda Pilot highlights

Feature rich base model: The Pilot Sport is the new base model of the Pilot range, but despite its entry-level role, it’s surprisingly well-equipped. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, as are 3-zone climate control, heated/power-adjustable front seats, an 8-inch infotainment screen, and Honda Sensing active safety features.

Honda Sensing Active Safety: Using a radar sensor and a front camera, the Honda Sensing active safety package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, collision mitigation braking, and lane departure mitigation. While this isn’t the most advanced active security feature, it’s built into the base model, meaning you don’t have to buy the top just to get it.

Off-road pilot track The new TrailSport model takes the all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the Pilot and raises the suspension 0.6 inches, while also adding off-road tires with reinforced sidewalls, orange stitching on the leather upholstery, and TrailSport badges to match the . Honda plans to turn the TrailSport name into an off-road sub-brand for its trucks and SUVs.

2023 GMC Acadia

A 2022 GMC Acadia parked in the driveway of an elaborate modern home.  The SUV is in red with a large chrome grille.  We see it from a front quarter corner, slightly facing to the right.

The 2023 GMC Acadia takes its own way through the jungle of a mid-size crossover, with an unusual 6-seater cabin layout thanks to second-row captain’s chairs on all models. Pricing starts at $36,800. price for you or View listings near you.

GMC Acadia Features

Denali Deluxe Equipment: At the top of the Acadia range sits the Acadia Denali, which offers three new exterior colors for 2023 (Two-Tone Volcanic Red, Blue Metallic, and Sterling Metallic) as well as a wraparound steering wheel. Other Denali exclusives include a unique exterior design with chrome detailing, heated/ventilated first-row seats with leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, adaptive suspension, and the GMC Pro Safety Plus package. Denali is also the only Acadia model eligible to install adaptive cruise control as part of the Denali Technology Package.

AT4 off-road trim: AT4 trim takes the Acadia’s road manners and fortifies it with 17-inch wheels in all-terrain tires, off-road traction control mode, standard all-wheel drive, and hill descent control. The AT4 also includes the GMC Pro Safety Plus package, with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and more.

Lots of standard techniques: Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, which helps reduce console clutter and ensure your car is as updated as your phone. Every Acadia also includes Bluetooth, five USB ports, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and start, onboard Wi-Fi, and an 8-inch central touchscreen display.


Three rows seating set strong base equipment; AWD is available.


The Honda Pilot has a more usable third row and a more useful second row, with the ability to carry two additional passengers. The GMC Acadia, on the other hand, offers more luxurious upgrade tracks, particularly in Denali form. They both suit the right person – it just depends on what kind of person you are.

2022 Honda Pilot 2023 GMC Acadia
Initial price $38,080 $36,800
Popular Powertrains
engine 3.5L V6.0 2.0 liters 4 cylinders
horse power 280 HP @ 6000 RPM 228 HP @ 5000 rpm
torque 262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm 258 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm
Connecting 9 speed automatic 9 speed automatic
fuel economy 20 city / 27 highway / 23 mpg combined 22 city / 29 highway / 25 mpg combined
Max Twing 3500 pounds 4000 pounds
Also available four wheel drive 4WD, 3.6L V6
Basic Warranty 3 years / 36000 miles 3 years / 36000 miles
Powertrain Guarantee 5 years / 60,000 miles 5 years / 60,000 miles
NHTSA Public Safety 5 stars 5 stars
Maximum Seating Capacity 8 6
wheelbase 111.0 inches 112.5 inches
total length 196.5 inches 193.4 inches
Show 78.6 inches 75.4 inches
to rise 70.6 inches 66.7 inches
turning diameter 39.4 ft 38.7 ft
Headspace, first row 40.1 inches 40.0 inches
Headspace, second row 40.2 inches 39.6 inches
Headspace, third row 38.9 inches 37.2 inches
Legroom, first row 40.9 inches 41.0 inches
Legroom, second row 38.4 inches 39.7 inches
Legroom, third row 31.9 inches 29.7 inches
Shoulder room, first row 62.0 inches 59.4 inches
Shoulder room, second row 62.0 inches 58.7 inches
Shoulder room, third row 57.6 inches 54.3 inches
passenger volume 152.9 cubic feet 143.8 cubic feet
Shipment size 16.5 / 46.8 / 83.9 cubic feet 12.8 / 41.7 / 79.0 cubic feet

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