2011 Toyota
4Runner SR5
vs. 2012 GMC
Acadia SLT

2012 GMC Acadia SLT

10.0

starting from

$39,640

Reasons to buy the GMC Acadia SLT

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Ample cargo space
116.9 ft3
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Average power
288 HP @ 6,300 RPM
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5

9.1

Runner-up

Toyota 4Runner SR5

starting from

$31,115

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner SR5

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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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Folding rear seats
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Power outlets
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.1
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Acadia SLT
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Acadia SLT's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 4Runner SR5
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  • Shorter basic warranty
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • People mover
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.1

Luxury Features

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the Acadia SLT's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 4Runner SR5
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Acadia SLT

Cost

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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MSRP $39,640 vs $31,115 The 4Runner SR5 has a great price and the Acadia SLT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage Unknown vs 17 mpg
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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

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The 4Runner SR5 has a good number of airbags, but the Acadia SLT 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 OnStar vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner SR5
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Acadia SLT has more gears and the 4Runner SR5 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 Unknown vs Not Available
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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 16.2 lb/hp vs 16.3 lb/hp The Acadia SLT is a sporty car, while the 4Runner SR5 is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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Passengers 8 vs 7 People mover
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Cargo space 116.9 ft3 vs 89.7 ft3 The Acadia SLT has lots of cargo room, and the 4Runner SR5 is OK, too
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front seats 59.8 ft3 vs 54.8 ft3 The Acadia SLT has roomy front seats and the 4Runner SR5 is OK
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 1700 lb
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The 4Runner SR5's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Acadia SLT
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power outlets Optional vs Standard The 4Runner SR5's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Acadia SLT
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Acadia SLT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 4Runner SR5
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Cupholders Unknown vs 10
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Acadia SLT
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4Runner SR5
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 8
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Acadia SLT, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Acadia SLT; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner SR5

Road Tests

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Acadia SLT
2012 GMC Acadia SLT
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Toyota
4Runner SR5
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 7.1 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 138 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 15.9 s @ 87 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.73 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

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2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 Toyota Highlander Acadia SLE vs Highlander

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