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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SL
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,400 $32,000
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,893 $34,625
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,427 $38,345
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,287 $39,250
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,300 $34,000
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,793 $36,625
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,327 $40,345
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,187 $41,250
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $41,211 $43,380
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $43,111 $45,380
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,400
$26,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$29,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$486 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 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
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 32.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0
Passenger Capacity 8 7
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
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 154.0 139.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 64.7
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 113.2
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) 200.7 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.9 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.9 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.1 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 46.1
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 Pwr 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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.1
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 Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4656 4330
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 13.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 110
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SIDI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Acadia Mazda CX-9
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
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 Coil Over Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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