Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

In a market crowded with midsize SUV models, all vying for the top spot, year-after-year two models manage to set themselves apart from the competition: the Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia.

To help Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey drivers understand the key differences between these two popular models, Faulkner Honda created this insightful Honda Pilot vs. GMC Acadia comparison. Continue reading to see which SUV best suits your active life.

Interior Space: Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Whether you’re shuttling the JV volleyball team to their weekend tournament or taking off on a solo adventure out of town, you need an SUV that can fit your busy life without feeling cumbersome. Each SUV offers three rows of seating with abundant headroom and legroom to fit your growing family.

Thanks to the smartly designed cabins of the 2019 Pilot and Acadia, you’re always prepared to take on whatever the day brings:

Space 2019 Honda Pilot 2019 GMC Acadia
Total Passenger Volume 152.9 cubic ft. 143.8 cubic ft.
Max Total Seating 8 passengers 7 passengers
Cargo Space (front/middle/rear) 83.9/46.8/16.5 cubic ft. 79/41.7/12.8 cubic ft.


Convenience and Comfort: Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Honda PilotHitting the road in the morning should be a breeze. That’s why the Pilot and Acadia each offer standard features designed to take the edge off your daily commute. From a keyless entry system with Push Button Start to hands-free power liftgate, loading up and hitting the road is now a lot easier.

One important area the Pilot outshines the Acadia in is its configurable seating arrangement. Need help loading a heavy piece of furniture into the back? Simply lower the 60/40 split, flat-folding 3rd-row bench to carry all sorts of bulky items. The Pilot also provides special one-touch 2nd-row seats that quickly slide and recline to fit even your tallest passengers.

Performance and Capability: Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Each of the 2019 Pilot’s five trims features a powerful and efficient V6 engine that can deliver 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent Variable Torque Management® AWD, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

By comparison, the GMC Acadia comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 6-speed automatic transmission and can haul up to 4,000 pounds. A V6 engine is available, but you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim in order to access it.

Tech Features: Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia

Honda PilotTravel farther with confidence knowing that wherever the road leads, you and your passengers can stay connected to all your favorite music, navigation, and online services. Boasting an 8-inch touchscreen display with HondaLink® services, the Pilot includes a suite of innovative tech including:

  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Honda Satellite-Link Navigation System™
  • Mobile hotspot capability

Meanwhile, the Acadia also provides its own 8-inch display, but you’ll need to upgrade in order to access most of its technology.

2019 Honda Pilot vs GMC Acadia: Which Is the Better Choice?

Delivering efficient, fun-to-drive performance along with class-leading comfort and safety, the 2019 Pilot easily tops the Acadia in almost every category.

If you’re a driver near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Hershey, ready to take a closer look at everything this 3-row SUV has to offer, visit Faulkner Honda or go online to schedule a test drive today!