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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 $31,193 $32,835
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
2WD 4-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,193
$26,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,835
$28,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$477 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan. Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 38.4 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) 57.8 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 154.0 153.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 61.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity 8 8
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 71.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.1 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 118.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.1 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.9 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 116.9 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
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 13.0 x - TBD -
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 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.89 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 37.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65R18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QLW NA
Front Tire Size P255/65R18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4656 4299
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.8 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
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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