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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 14 20 $23,934 $26,800
RWD 4-Door V6 Premier 14 20 $26,138 $29,305
RWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 20 $27,291 $30,615
AWD 4-Door V6 13 19 $25,980 $29,125
AWD 4-Door V6 Premier 13 19 $28,180 $31,625
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 19 $29,333 $32,935
FWD 4-Door SLE1
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE1 17 24 $30,136 $31,890
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $34,256 $36,250
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $36,373 $38,490
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 23 $32,026 $33,890
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $36,146 $38,250
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $38,263 $40,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,934
$30,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,800
$31,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$532 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like in lipstick and heels. The 2009 GMC Acadia is better-looking than most minivans, and a whole lot more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 154
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 57.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 61.9
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 69.9
Liftover Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 67.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 200.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 21.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.1 68.9
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) 85.8 116.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
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) 11.85 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 40.4
Steering Type Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - QLW
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P255/65R18
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - QLW
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4539 4722
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 121 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 288 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 99E LLT
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.87
Trans Order Code - TBD - MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer GMC Acadia
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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