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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SL
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,400 $32,000
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,300 $34,000
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,893 $34,625
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,793 $36,625
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,427 $38,345
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,287 $39,250
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 L4 Base (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,400
$25,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$28,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$468 / 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 very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 154.0 145.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.9 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.9 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.1 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 12.2 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 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QLW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4656 3946
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Acadia Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
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 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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