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The 2021 GMC Acadia and the 2021 Honda Pilot are both three-row SUVs that are competitively priced and offer a long list of sought after features. But when comparing the two, there are a few reasons why you should choose the 2021 GMC Acadia over its Honda competition. Let us tell you why.

2020 GMC Acadia AT4 on the trails
2020 GMC Acadia AT4 | GMC

You can go off-road with the 2021 GMC Acadia AT4

There’s just something about an SUV that’s capable of getting down and dirty on the trails. Fortunately, the GMC Acadia makes satisfying your hankering for a day in the mud a relatively easy feat. 

Opt for the GMC Acadia AT4, and you’ll enjoy trail-ready features like an active torque control all-wheel-drive system, hill-descent control, and all-terrain tires. Add in features like a surround vision system, and the AT4 is even more appealing.

That’s not to say the Honda Pilot isn’t capable of hitting the trails. It is an SUV, after all, and it is also available with all-wheel drive. However, Honda simply doesn’t offer an off-road variant of the Pilot like GMC does with the 2021 Acadia.

You’ll have no trouble parking the GMC Acadia

Kelley Blue Book reports that when it comes to parking these two SUVs, drivers will have less trouble parking the 2021 GMC Acadia than they will when trying to park this year’s new Honda Pilot. Kelley Blue Book attributes its easy-to-park nature to its smaller and more compact size.

Don’t let its compact size fool you, though. Just because the GMC Acadia is a tad smaller than the Honda Pilot and is a bit easier to park, that doesn’t mean its interior has suffered from a loss of space. In fact, the GMC Acadia offers more front and second-row legroom than the Honda Pilot too.

It’s available with some pretty sweet tech

Most new cars come outfitted with some pretty neat features. The 2021 GMC Acadia is no different. And while many of these features will require opting for a higher trim level, they’re definitely worth your consideration.

Among those features are the Acadia’s available surround vision system, its rear camera mirror, and its available head-up display. While its surround vision system benefits from multiple camera angles, its rear camera mirror provides you with an obstructed view of what’s behind the vehicle. As for its head-up display? You can count on that to project key vehicle information like speed and fuel directly on to the Acadia’s windshield.

While the Honda Pilot does offer a multiview rearview camera, it lacks an available surround vision system comparable to the 2021 GMC Acadia’s. It also doesn’t offer a rearview camera mirror and isn’t available with a head-up display.


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Is the 2021 GMC Acadia a good SUV?

All in all, the 2021 GMC Acadia isn’t a bad pick, especially when compared to this year’s new Honda Pilot. It’s more than capable of hitting the trails, is reasonably easy to park, and comes with some pretty sweet interior features.