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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SLE1
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE1 16 24 $28,180 $30,140
FWD 4-Door SLT1 16 24 $32,421 $34,675
FWD 4-Door SLT2 16 24 $34,267 $36,650
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 22 $30,060 $32,150
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 22 $34,300 $36,685
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 22 $36,151 $38,665
4-Door Wagon SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 16 24 $24,942 $27,030
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $26,607 $28,880
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 16 24 $27,408 $29,770
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $29,073 $31,620
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 16 24 $28,291 $30,750
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $29,955 $32,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,180
$24,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,140
$27,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$451 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 GMC Acadia stands out as being a stylish and capable full-size crossover that should be considered by those shopping for traditional SUVs and minivans. Don't look to the 2008 Ford Taurus X for driving excitement, but otherwise, it's darn near the most perfect family wagon there is.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 46.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6
Front Hip Room (in) 57.8 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 146.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 40.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 58.5
Passenger Capacity 8 6
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 67.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 112.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 117.0 85.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 25.5 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.9 47.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.8 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.1 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D17
Front Tire Order Code QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65R18 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QLW NA
Front Tire Size P255/65R18 P215/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4722 4033
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 3200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LY7 99W
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6600 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code MY9 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Acadia Ford Taurus X
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink
 
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