Mazda CX-9

MSRP: $32,130

GMC Acadia

MSRP: $32,600

MPG City/HWY 21/26
Standard Feature 8” Infotainment System
Standard Feature 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine with Variable Valve Timing
Standard Feature Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
Available Feature Traction Select System
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GMC Acadia v. Mazda CX-9

Car shopping can be an adventure, and with so many options to choose from and research, it can be a daunting task. We want to help! If you are looking for a great SUV in the Emmaus, PA, area then the GMC Acadia and Mazda CX-9 are probably on your list of options. Both are great SUVs, but which one is right for you? We know which one we would choose here at Kelly Buick GMC, but why don’t we give you the facts and let you make that decision for yourself!

The Mid-Size SUV is a sought after vehicle, giving you power, performance, style, and space. In recent years, with the advancements in technology, the mid-size SUV has become everything you could possibly need in a vehicle, and the 2018 GMC Acadia lives up to that. The Acadia is designed with a versatile yet refined interior; easy to use and filled with all the tech you need right at your fingertips. Sleek lines, fine stitching, and flexible storage and seating will keep you happy and comfortable on any ride. The expert design and engineering doesn’t stop with interior aesthetics. With a solid standard 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine with Variable Valve Timing and the Traction Select System, your Acadia will be capable of handling tough road conditions, and have a towing capacity of up to 4,000 lbs. The technology that fills the Acadia isn’t only about convenience either, the standard safety features are designed to impress and keep you safe and secure - Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Rear Vision Camera to name just a few.

The Mazda CX-9 has been designed for luxury with sleek lines, refined finishes, and an exterior stance that defines movement. The focus has been put on the comfort of the driver, putting more controls within reach, and even at a more convenient height. Matching the Acadia for space and seating, the Mazda CX-9 has 3 rows of seating with room for 7. The Bose® Centerpoint® 2 sound system allows for rich, stunning sound performance, and the seamless connectivity that comes with Mazda Connect™ gives you plenty of options for media connection. Like the Acadia, the CX-9 has been built with great stability controls, but comes short on towing capacity with a max of 3,500 lbs as compared to the 4,000 lbs with the Acadia.

Both the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9 are great mid-size SUVs in terms of comfort and convenience technology, we believe the Acadia beats the CX-9 out in power and performance. The trust in the Acadia nameplate also speaks for itself - GMC is a name and a brand you can trust to build a solid, stylish, and spacious vehicle.

For us, the GMC Acadia stands out among the pack. With a combined 23 MPG, great power, outstanding performance, sleek style, and versatile space, we think the Acadia is the only choice. Want to take the Acadia for a test drive and see if it’s the right fit for you? Then come see us at Kelly Buick GMC today and let us help you find the perfect Acadia for you!

Source: GMC, Mazda, Edmunds