Dodge Durango vs GMC Acadia
The new GMC Acadia is a very solid sport utility vehicle for what it is, but as it goes up against the Dodge Durango, it’s got some serious competition on the roads of Brockton, Stoughton, and Randolph. People around these parts know just how powerful the 2018 Dodge Durango is, and they appreciate the full range of features it offers.
Can the attempt at luxury offered by GMC actually challenge the supremacy of the Dodge Durango, or is the effort in vain? It’s a new model year, and there’s no time like the present to find out! Our team at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 put together this comparison of the Dodge Durango vs. GMC Acadia to help our drivers differentiate between these two full-size SUVs, and ultimately choose which model would best suit their lifestyle.
2018 Dodge Durango vs GMC Acadia
Let’s start with the new features added by each manufacturer this year. Dodge is debuting a new SRT trim level on the 2018 Dodge Durango, which gives you a V8 engine delivering 475 horsepower. There’s also a new hood design on some trims, which is designed to boost engine cooling via maximized airflow. You also now get standard 7-inch touchscreen, as well as full smartphone app integration from Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on every model.
While Dodge is adding V8 engines to its lineup, GMC is making a V6 engine available at lower trim levels, and figured out a way to keep third row seating intact with all-wheel drive-not even remotely close to the kind of exciting upgrades one would expect from a new model year.
Dodge Durango vs GMC Acadia Specs
As you may have guessed from the new upgrades, Dodge simply wins out. Its standard engine is a 3.6L V6 which delivers 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is upgradeable to a 5.7L V8 with 360 horses and 390 lb-ft of torque, and the top-end 6.4L V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine on the GMC Acadia, on the other hand, gives you 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. It’s upgradeable to a 3.6L V6 that delivers 310 horses and 271 lb-ft. At no level can the new Acadia compete with the Dodge Durango.
Let’s talk about towing. The Durango, when properly equipped, can tow up to 8,600 lbs. The Acadia? A mere 4,000 lbs. GMC’s vehicle makes just over half of what the Dodge can pull along.
Both these are 3-row sport utility vehicles, which makes size an important factor. With the Durango, you’ve got much more of a choice-it can be configured for five- or seven-seat capacity. The Acadia, on the other hand doesn’t give you the option for five-seat capacity. The Durango gives you up to 84.5 ft3 of cargo space, while the Acadia maxes out at 79 ft3.
2018 Dodge Durango vs 2018 GMC Acadia
If you’d like to check out the new 2018 Dodge Durango for yourself, you can get out on the roads of Randolph, Brockton, and Stoughton for yourself at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24. Contact our team for more information today!
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