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2009 GMC Acadia

2008 Ford Taurus X

  2009 GMC Acadia SLE1 2008 Ford Taurus X 4-door Wagon Limited AWD Angular Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$31,890
$27,030
Invoice $30,136 $24,942
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 15/24
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 GMC Acadia is better-looking than most minivans, and a whole lot more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Very roomy
  • Easier to live with than a full-size SUV
  • Luxurious interior
  • Lots of standard features
  • Clever options (heated windshield washers!)

Dislikes:

  • Transmission "hunts"
  • Weighs almost 5,000 pounds and feels it
  • Price is high for a non-luxury-brand vehicle

Likes:

  • Awesome safety to calm the nerves
  • Responsive powertrain has plenty of pep for a full load
  • Comfy seating throughout
  • Numerous convenience features

Dislikes:

  • Doesn’t feel even vaguely sporty
  • Unexciting styling inside and out
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