The 2016 GMC Acadia and the 2016 Dodge Durango are fierce competitors. Some of the features are the same. The 2016 GMC Acadia has some extras, like a defogger, and the Acadia give you seating for eight people versus the Durango’s seven and has driver lumbar control, which is ideal for those needing additional comfort in the driver’s seat. The Durango has a more robust console, but it is very standard in areas like steering and lacks lockout protection and the lighting the Acadia has.
What’s on the Outside?
The wheels on the Acadia and Durango are about the same size. The Acadia’s are slightly smaller. The Acadia has halogen projector lamps, and the Durango has Aero-Composite halogen headlamps. Both have intermittent wipers, adjustable side mirrors, and deep-tinted glass except on the Acadia’s windshield and on the driver and passenger front side windows.
Under the Hood
Under the hood, both have a 3.6-liter engine. The Acadia is front-wheel drive and the Durango is rear-wheel drive. They both have V6 engines, with the Durango having 295 horses to the Acadia’s 281. However, the Acadia has 266 pound-feet of torque versus the Durango’s 260.
Accessories, Safety, and More
Accessory-wise, the Acadia is packing. The Durango lacks such features as rear air conditioning and a CD player. Other features the Acadia has that the Durango doesn’t include the rear parking aid, illuminated mirrors, a backup camera, leather steering wheel, rear reading lamps, front reading lamps, navigation, and Wi-Fi.
In regards to safety features, the Acadia is equipped all the way down the board from stability to control to a plethora of airbags. Rear park assist and the rear vision camera are huge pluses in the safety department, and so are the child safety locks. Crash tests have the Acadia rated 5 stars on everything except rollovers, where it received 4.
Overall, the Acadia is a great SUV packed full of features, safety elements, and comfort. It has highly convenient functionality, making the vehicle great for those with large families. If you’d like to check out a 2016 GMC Acadia, stop by McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida, so you can have a one-on-one with this great vehicle.