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2017 Dodge Durango Vs. 2017 GMC Acadia Comparison Near Athens, TX

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Compare The 2017 Dodge Durango Vs. 2017 GMC Acadia Near Athens, TX

When comparing the 2017 Dodge Durango vs. 2017 GMC Acadia near Tyler, TX, you’re comparing two incredible, well-appointed multi-passenger SUVs. We’ll use the Acadia Denali and Durango Citadel for this comparison as they represent the luxury edition of their respective manufacturers. Both of these beautiful vehicles are designed to transport a large number of people with the Acadia Denali offering seating for 6 while the Durango Citadel seats 7. The Dodge and GMC are loaded with luxury such as leather-trimmed seating, the latest in technology and bold, stylish exteriors. These fine automobiles are so similar in many respects, but we believe that you’ll find that the Durango will meet and exceed every expectation you place on it. Come experience the 2017 Dodge Durango at Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and test drive one to make your own decision.

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2017 Dodge Durango Vs. GMC Acadia Performance Comparison

The 2017 Dodge Durango and the 2017 GMC Acadia both sport excellent engines and transmissions. Where the Dodge comes standard with the popular 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 24-valve VVT engine and electronic 8-speed automatic transmission, the GMC is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 SIDI DOHC engine with a 6-speed transmission. The Durango Citadel cranks out 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while the Acadia Denali generates 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque giving the GMC a slight power advantage. But when it comes to towing capacity, the Acadia only hauls up to 4,000 pounds compared to 6,200 pounds with the Durango—quite significant when you’re towing a boat or trailer near Corsicana or near Alto, TX. As far as exterior features, both of these fine SUVs come standard with fog lamps, HID headlamps, power liftgates and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. The GMC Acadia is available in 5 colors while the Dodge Durango offers 9 rich color choices. You get more capability and customization with the 2017 Dodge Durango from Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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2017 Dodge Durango Vs. GMC Acadia Interior Comparison

Looking in the cabin of the 2017 Dodge Durango and the 2017 GMC Acadia we find many similarities with leather-trimmed seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, automatic temperature controls and many other luxurious appointments. It should be noted that the Durango uses luxury leather and offers door trim panel ambient lighting, illuminated cup holders as well as front/rear interior LED lamps. When it comes to connectivity, the Acadia Denali comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen with Onstar® 4G LTE, with built in Wi-Fi® hotspot while the Durango Citadel is standard with the popular Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram Uconnect® 8.4 NAV. When it comes to entertainment, the Dodge Durango has a 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer and available BeatsAudio™ premium audio system and the GMC Acadia has a premium Bose® 8-speaker premium audio system. Depending on your particular tastes and needs, both of these fabulous SUVs have a lot to offer with their interiors, but the Dodge Durango offers above and beyond in terms connectivity and comfort appointments.

The Verdict

When you compare the 2017 Dodge Durango near Tyler, TX, with the 2017 GMC Acadia, the Acadia wins in the power/torque race with slightly more horsepower and torque plus Wi-Fi® capability. But the Durango beats it with more towing capacity, more seating and more connectivity.  Come see the 2017 Dodge Durango near Tyler, TX, at Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Athens, TX. You can pre-qualify for financing, value your trade and calculate payments from our convenient, easy-to-navigate website. Or, you can stop by our showroom at 1798 East Highway 31 in Athens, TX, and test drive the beautiful, practical and super comfortable 2017 Dodge Durango! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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