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post #1 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else think GMC borrowed HEAVILY from the Jeep design?

I saw the 2015 Acadia in a commercial and my immediate reaction was "Wow, that front end looks eerily similar to the 2014 WK2".





Even the HID headlights look very similar. The only thing that doesn't remind me of the WK2 is the generic, brick over looking grille of the Acadia.

Maybe it's just me, but that was my immediate reaction.


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post #2 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 01:54 PM
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I sure don't see a resemblance.
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 03:57 PM
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i sure don't see a resemblance.
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post #4 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 04:04 PM
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I see more a resemblance to the 2013 and 2014 Acadia.

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post #5 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 04:08 PM
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I sure don't see a resemblance.
I copy that as well. as far as the HIDs go...almost any vehicle with this technology has this "fish-eye" bulb-design. I assume that's just how HIDs look.
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post #6 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 04:13 PM
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I sure don't see a resemblance.
I don't really see it either. Most of the cars released these days have very similar styling cues. These two are nowhere near close enough to confuse one for the other, unlike some Hondas and Kias.

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post #7 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 04:18 PM
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yep, it's just you....

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not talking about the fish eye bulb. I'm talking about the LED light bar. Ok fine. Maybe it's just me....

(I still stand by it!)
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post #9 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 06:58 PM
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just you, all cars now have leds...

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post #10 of 20 Old 11-16-2014, 08:40 PM
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I do think the rear end of the GMC Terrain looks similar to the WK2. That chrome bar resembles ours....
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post #11 of 20 Old 11-17-2014, 08:36 AM
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Nope, no resemblence. It's an suv, at some point you will see similarities, and there is only so much one can do to design a vehicle before different people see different "copies" of it somewhere else.

But, I'd have to say the ford everest is a definite clone of the GC / Durango:
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-17-2014, 08:43 AM
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Nope, no resemblence. It's an suv, at some point you will see similarities, and there is only so much one can do to design a vehicle before different people see different "copies" of it somewhere else.

But, I'd have to say the ford everest is a definite clone of the GC / Durango:
THIS....indeed correct...certainly see that...

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post #13 of 20 Old 11-17-2014, 09:34 AM
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No, but I think VW Crossblue did (from a side view -- especially the rear half):

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post #14 of 20 Old 11-17-2014, 09:48 AM
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Personally I think they borrowed heavily from the Mercedes ML350




http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...tec_specs.html

Quote:
WHEELBASE 114.8 in 114.8 in
TRACK, F/R 63.9/64.1 in 64.7/65.2 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 189.8 x 76.5 x 69.3 in 189.1 x 84.3 x 70.7 in
GROUND CLEARANCE 8.7-11.3 in 7.7-10.4 in
APPRCH/DEPART ANGLE 25.6-35.8/25.3-29.6 deg 26.0/25.0 deg (at minimum clearance)
TURNING CIRCLE 37.1 ft 38.7 ft
CURB WEIGHT 5401 lb 5109 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 52/48% 54/46%
TOWING CAPACITY 7200 lb 7200 lb
SEATING CAPACITY 5 5
HEADROOM, F/R 39.9/39.2 in 40.4/38.5 in
LEGROOM, F/R 40.3/38.6 in 40.3/38.4 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 58.7/58.0 in 58.5/58.4 in
CARGO VOL BEHIND F/R 68.3/36.3 cu ft 80.3/38.2 cu ft
PAYLOAD CAPACITY 1399 lb 1395 lb
GVWR 6800 lb 6504 lb


Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz3JLEDl0Gp
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Personally I think the Jeep borrowed heavily from the Mercedes ML350




http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...tec_specs.html

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WHEELBASE 114.8 in 114.8 in
TRACK, F/R 63.9/64.1 in 64.7/65.2 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 189.8 x 76.5 x 69.3 in 189.1 x 84.3 x 70.7 in
GROUND CLEARANCE 8.7-11.3 in 7.7-10.4 in
APPRCH/DEPART ANGLE 25.6-35.8/25.3-29.6 deg 26.0/25.0 deg (at minimum clearance)
TURNING CIRCLE 37.1 ft 38.7 ft
CURB WEIGHT 5401 lb 5109 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 52/48% 54/46%
TOWING CAPACITY 7200 lb 7200 lb
SEATING CAPACITY 5 5
HEADROOM, F/R 39.9/39.2 in 40.4/38.5 in
LEGROOM, F/R 40.3/38.6 in 40.3/38.4 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 58.7/58.0 in 58.5/58.4 in
CARGO VOL BEHIND F/R 68.3/36.3 cu ft 80.3/38.2 cu ft
PAYLOAD CAPACITY 1399 lb 1395 lb
GVWR 6800 lb 6504 lb


Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz3JLEDl0Gp
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