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    Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Looking at getting a new SUV. Starting to narrow it down to these four. Would like to get input from anyone who's had one and let me know your thoughts. Thanks mucho.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Looking at getting a new SUV. Starting to narrow it down to these four. Would like to get input from anyone who's had one and let me know your thoughts. Thanks mucho.
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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Have you looked at the Honda Pilot? It will get you more for your money compared to those four. We have one, and I like it more than any other car/truck I've owned outside of my old Nissan Titan. The Titan wasn't great for hauling kids though. :(



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    We have a 2010 Traverse and love it. Quiet, solid and rides great. Gas mileage not great but we knew that when we bought it. (18-22 mpg). Ours has factory tow package. I pull a 17 ft aluminum bass boat and don't even know its there.

    By the way I had a friend who has had at least 6 Toyota SUVs. They last a long time and the interior wears very well. But none were even close to the gas mileage claims that Toyota makes.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    The Acadia/traverse have more blind spots than a Sherman tank. Other than that - they are nice. I liked my Acadia - but at this point the hottest suv in that category is the new ford explorer. It is an incredible vehicle with reallyimpressive options. Ford stepped up.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Go State View Post
    The Acadia/traverse have more blind spots than a Sherman tank. Other than that - they are nice. I liked my Acadia - but at this point the hottest suv in that category is the new ford explorer. It is an incredible vehicle with reallyimpressive options. Ford stepped up.
    That's not a bias, just fact.


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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Maybe I'm wrong but I think the Acadia and Traverse are pretty much the same vehicle? So you'll be basing your decision more on options, looks, etc than drive train, ride, etc. I know a couple of people who own Acadia's and I've ridden in them. Nice vehicles.

    Maybe the 4 runner has changed a lot in the recent years but it's always been more of an SUV than a crossover. I think the Highlander actually compares better with the Acadia and Traverse. I would throw in the Honda Pilot into this group as well. Our friends have a Honda Pilot that we've been tailgating with for the last 7 years. It just broke 100K miles and the interior looks like it has 10K miles and has never had one problem.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    A friend of mine bought an Acadia 3 years ago & the dealer had it in his shop more than he drove it for the first 6 months.


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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    we drove an acadia n didn't like it near as much as the traverse we bought for much less with more options. incredible room as I'm 6'4" n have plenty of room n we can still get our kid in his seat very easily plus have plenty of room n back. handles awesome n is incredibly quiet. its my wires car but I don't mind driving/riding n it at all. and I drive a silverado crew cab fwiw....



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Highlanders are immortal, unless another Highlander cuts their head off.


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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    I just bought an edge about a month ago and really like it. The interior is nice with plenty of bells and whistles. The engine has plenty of power and short of hauling a sheet of plywood I have plenty of cargo space in the back.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner.

    Have an 08' Highlander for my wife. She loves it. Owned since new w/ no issues. Have close to 40k miles. Holding it's value well too. Smooth tranny & comfy ride. Have driven many SUV's over the yrs, Chevy, Jeep, Saturn, I'll take my Toyo any day.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    My wife has had two Highlanders. 2004 and a 2009, we still have the 2009 and she's pretty sure that her next car will probably be a Highlander.



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Looking at getting a new SUV. Starting to narrow it down to these four. Would like to get input from anyone who's had one and let me know your thoughts. Thanks mucho.
    I recently looked at vehicles in this bracket and ended up buying a dodge durango (new model). You might want to look at the reviews etc. The new durango is similar to the new jeep just bigger. We test drove a few of the different vehicles.

    Previously I would have not looked at a Dodge but their new lineup consists of significantly upgraded vehicles and interiors.

    JMHO



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    Re: Traverse, Highlander, Acadia, 4Runner

    Honda Pilot, resale will be worth the price. And its a really nice ride.



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