Compare 2008 GMC Acadia vs 2008 Mazda CX-9

2008 GMC Acadia
2008 Mazda CX-9
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FWD 4-Door SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE1 16 24 $28,180 $30,140
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 22 $30,060 $32,150
FWD 4-Door SLT1 16 24 $32,421 $34,675
FWD 4-Door SLT2 16 24 $34,267 $36,650
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 22 $34,300 $36,685
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 22 $36,151 $38,665
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,180
$27,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,140
$29,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
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. The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 59.4
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 139.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
117.0 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.5 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Brakes
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)
13.0 x 0.8 12.8 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 20.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4
Steering Type
Power Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4722 4312
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 3200 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6600 273 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA

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