Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2010 GMC Acadia

2008 Acura MDX
2010 GMC Acadia
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
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FWD 4-Door SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,153 $31,740
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,053 $33,740
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,646 $34,365
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,546 $36,365
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,180 $38,085
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,080 $40,085
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $38,175 $40,185
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $40,075 $42,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$30,153
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$31,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 154
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 61.9
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 38.4
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 68.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 116.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 21.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4722
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX GMC Acadia
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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