Compare 2009 GMC Acadia vs 2008 Ford Taurus X

2009 GMC Acadia
2008 Ford Taurus X
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FWD 4-Door SLE1
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
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4-Door Wagon FWD SEL
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 46.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.0
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)
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 -
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D17
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
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
Steel - 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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
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 -
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 -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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