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2009 GMC Acadia

2008 Toyota Highlander

  2009 GMC Acadia SLE1 2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$31,890
$27,500
Invoice $30,136 $24,475
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 17/24
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 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 Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. 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:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts
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