Comparison - GMC Acadia AT4 2021 - vs - Subaru Forester Sport 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
41,100
Updated: 
31 Jul 2019
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.00gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Summit white
#E9EAE5
Cayenne Red tintcoat
#971C1E
White frost tricoat
#DFE0DB
Midnight Blue metallic
#11345E
Satin steel metallic
#5E5F5C
Red mahogany metallic
#665456
Ebony twilight metallic
#1C1C1A
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Elevation Edition debuts with black wheels and exterior trim.Wireless functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Minor changes to trim option packages.

Pros
Refined ride quality
Quick acceleration from optional V6 engine
Simple, easy-to-use cabin layout
Modern onboard technology keeps you connected

Cons
Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even in the priciest trim level
Some rival SUVs offer more cargo and third-row space
Lackluster base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

GMC has made a few packaging changes to the Acadia for 2021. The Pro Safety Plus package, which includes several driver-assistance features, is now standard on SLT, AT4, and Denali. An Elevation Edition package is now available on the SLE and SLT and includes 20-inch wheels and black exterior accents. A heated steering wheel joins the Premium package for SLT and AT4 trims. .

Pros
Square-jawed styling,
intuitive infotainment interface,
cargo-friendly interior.

Cons
Costs more than interior materials suggest,
tight third-row passenger space,
mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 GMC Acadia’s expanded lineup and new styling look worth the wait.

Pros
Good looks
Infotainment upgrades worthwhile
Intriguing new turbo-4

Cons
Active safety tech should be standard
A little narrow inside
Push-button shifters not our favorite

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
271ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 600rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.40in
182.10in
Width: 
75.40in
71.50in
Height: 
68.70in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.20in
8.70in
Front Track: 
64.50in
61.60in
Rear Track: 
64.50in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.50in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.60
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.70in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.40in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.70in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.00cu.ft
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
41.70cu.ft
33.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4306.00lbs
3531.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Floor Liner Package
Trailering Package
Cargo Package
Interior Protection Package
Adventure Package
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Black Center Caps W/Red GMC Logo
20" Machined Aluminum W/Dark Accents
Wireless Charging
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
'Hit The Road' Package
Molded Assist Steps
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
5-Passenger Seating
Cargo Area Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Powered Universal Table Holder
Wireless Charging
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
7 Passenger Seating
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Kalahari/Jet Black, Leather
#8F5541
Jet Black, premium cloth
#000000
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA