2018 Honda Pilot Vs 2018 GMC Acadia

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If you’re looking for a three-row SUV, both Honda and GMC offer top contenders worth consideration. The 2018 models for both the Pilot and the Acadia come with some attractive qualities, but which one has all the right attributes for your specific needs? Let’s compare the two to find out.


The Pilot comes standard with a 280-horsepower V6 engine, delivering more muscle that the Acadia’s 193-horsepower 4-cylinder. While either vehicle can be relied on for consistent acceleration for merging, the Pilot handles the rise in speed without complaint, and can also tow more than its competitor. When fully equipped for the job, the Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, a solid lead over the Acadia’s 4,000-pound tow limit. Despite its extra power, the Pilot also demonstrates more restrained highway fuel efficiency, an important factor to consider if you plan to head out on road trips with a full cabin.


The 2018 Pilot can hold up to eight people in its standard configuration, while the Acadia would have to leave someone behind due to its standard seven-seater build. In the Pilot, all three rows provide generous cushioning, and the Acadia sports admirable styling of its own. However, only the Pilot comes with electronic noise reduction to ensure that your conversations and entertainment options go undisrupted whenever the wind and road sounds intensify outside.

Cargo Capacity

When you need to haul anything from grocery bags to travel cases, the Pilot accommodates with more cargo space than the Acadia. The Pilot comes with 16.5 cubic feet of storage space behind its third row, considerably more than the Acadia’s 12.8 cubic feet. The difference continues when you fold all the passenger seating in each SUV, with the Pilot offering an expansive 83.9 cubic feet maximum. When you fold the Acadia’s second and third rows, you still come up short with 79 cubic feet.

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David Hobbs Honda

If you’re interested in the Pilot or any other safe and reliable Honda, we’d love to help you find it here in Glendale. Come visit us at David Hobbs Honda to test drive this spacious sport utility vehicle. We know you’ll enjoy its smooth handling and comfortable interior, and you can count on our staff to help you secure a great rate on whichever Honda you choose. You can even start the financing process before you come see us, as our online application form is encrypted and secure.

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