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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 17 24 $30,136 $31,890
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 23 $32,026 $33,890
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $34,256 $36,250
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $36,146 $38,250
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $36,373 $38,490
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $38,263 $40,490
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 FWD Limited 16 24 $28,291 $30,750
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $29,073 $31,620
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $29,955 $32,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,136
$24,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,890
$27,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$451 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. 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 17 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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 154 146.2
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6
Front Hip Room (in) 57.8 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 40.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.4
Passenger Capacity 8 6
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 64.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.9 85.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21.4 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 -
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.0
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
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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 270 @ 3400 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LLT 99W
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 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) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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