2020 Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

2020 Honda Pilot
When you’re torn between the 2020 Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia as your next SUV, you have a tough decision to make. But while both of these SUVs feel right for your adventures around Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, there are quite a few differences that could tip the scales for you.

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, we’re going to delve in further to explore the 2020 Pilot vs. Acadia to see what they offer and how they differ. By the end, you’ll have a pretty firm idea of which model is best suited for you.

Pilot vs Acadia: Under the Hood

2020 Honda Pilot Right out of the gate, or under the hood, there are some pretty significant differences with these SUVs and their respective engines. The 2020 Honda Pilot is fitted with a 3.5L V6 engine that’s capable of generating 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

On top of including direct injection, it features Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) which cuts the cylinder use in half to achieve optimal efficiency during routine driving.

The 2020 GMC Acadia offers a few engine options. However, it comes equipped with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that maxes out its performance at 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. Drivers need to upgrade in order to get more power under the hood.

SUV Cabin Space & Cargo Capacity

2020 Honda Pilot InteriorThe 2020 Pilot and Acadia each offer expansive cabins with three rows of available seating. The Pilot offers 152.9 cubic feet of space while the GMC Acadia includes 143.8 cubic feet.

The difference in space is very apparent in the rear seats, with the Pilot offering 40.2 inches of headroom in the middle and 38.9 inches in the back. Acadia passengers only get 39.6 inches of headroom in the second row and 37.2 inches in the rear.

Each SUV offers plenty of room for cargo, but once again, the Pilot carries the lead with this one. When all the seats are in place, the Honda Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space while the GMC Acadia offers just 12.8 cubic feet.

When the last two rows are folded, the Pilot features 83.9 cubic feet and the Acadia only includes 79 cubic feet of total cargo space.

Driver-Assisting Technology Features

2020 Honda Pilot The Honda Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing®, a suite of driver-assisting technology features. These features include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and more. These features use sensors to measure proximity and speed to detect possible collisions. The GMC Acadia, however, doesn’t offer driver-assistance with its base trim.

Decide Between the 2020 Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Now that you have a stronger sense of what the Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia offer, you’re closer to determining which one is best suited for you and your driving experience. Of course, you’ve learned that the Pilot offers a bit more than the Acadia—but in order to truly know if it’s right for you, you’ll want to climb in and take it for a spin!

Schedule your Honda Pilot test drive with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington! We’re happy to assist drivers in Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County in finding the vehicle that’s perfect for them!

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