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2020 Highlander vs 2020 Acadia

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 GMC Acadia

When it comes to the crossover SUV market, competition is beyond fierce. Most automakers have two to three (or more) different options when it comes to crossovers alone. For instance, Toyota has the C-HR, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser.

Today, we’ll be comparing the 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE and the 2020 GMC Acadia AT4. Which is better for you?

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE


2020 GMC Acadia AT4




3.5L V6


3.5L V6

295 hp / 263 lb-ft

Horsepower / Torque

310 hp / 271 lb-ft

8-speed auto


9-speed auto




20-city / 27-hwy

Fuel Economy

18-city / 25-hwy


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Accommodating Interior

The 2020 Toyota Highlander has a higher seating capacity and more cargo room than the 2020 GMC Acadia. The standard seating capacity for the Highlander is eight, but captain’s chairs are standard on the XLE, Limited, and Platinum trims, and they bring the capacity down to seven. The Acadia? It maxes out at seven and goes down to six with its optional captain’s chairs. Similarly, the Highlander has more cargo space. Behind the third row, there is 16 cu-ft; behind the second row, there is 48.4 cu-ft; behind the first row, there is 84.3 cu-ft. The Acadia has less at every interval. Behind the third row it has 12.8 cu-ft, 41.7 cu-ft behind the second row, and 79.0 cu-ft behind the first.

2020 Highlander cargo bay showcase
2020 Highlander seating showcase

More Integrated Tech

The 2020 Highlander comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, five USB ports, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Available features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen, an 11-speaker JBL premium sound system, wireless device charging, and a panoramic moonroof. The Acadia touchscreen tops out at 8 inches. The premium 8-speaker sound system option is also less satisfying than the JBL one found in the Highlander

2020 Highlander cockpit showcase

If you’re interested in the 2020 Highlander, come test drive one at Apple Valley Toyota.

Test Drive the 2020 Toyota Highlander