2011 Toyota
4Runner Limited
vs. 2012 GMC
Acadia SLE

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

10.0

starting from

$39,210

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Limited

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.0"
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Moon roof
Standard
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2012 GMC Acadia SLE

7.8

Runner-up

GMC Acadia SLE

starting from

$37,890

Reasons to buy the GMC Acadia SLE

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Ample cargo space
116.9 ft3
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Average power
288 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • Almost the same
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter basic warranty
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • People mover
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the 4Runner Limited's satellite radio; in the Acadia SLE, too, but it'll cost
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 4Runner Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; the Acadia SLE only offers cloth seats

Cost

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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MSRP $39,210 vs $37,890 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The 4Runner Limited has a good number of airbags, but the Acadia SLE is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system SafetyConnect vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner Limited
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Performance

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Acadia SLE has more gears and the 4Runner Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.8 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Acadia SLE has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 40.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Passengers 7 vs 8 People mover
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Cargo space 89.7 ft3 vs 116.9 ft3 The Acadia SLE has lots of cargo room, and the 4Runner Limited is OK, too
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front seats 53.8 ft3 vs 59.8 ft3 The Acadia SLE has roomy front seats, but the 4Runner Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1575 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 4Runner Limited's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Acadia SLE
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power outlets Standard vs Optional The 4Runner Limited's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Acadia SLE
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The 4Runner Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Acadia SLE
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Cupholders 10 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Number of speakers 15 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the 4Runner Limited's satellite radio; in the Acadia SLE, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Acadia SLE; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner Limited

Road Tests

Toyota
4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2011 Honda Pilot EX 4Runner SR5 vs Pilot EX
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4Runner Limited vs Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium 4Runner Limited vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 4Runner SR5 vs Land Cruiser
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Acadia SLE vs Terrain SLE
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Acadia SLE vs Equinox LT
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 GMC Yukon SLT Acadia SLE vs Yukon SLT
2012 GMC Acadia Denali 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Acadia Denali vs Tahoe LT
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Acadia SLE vs Santa Fe

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