Compare 2008 Mercury Mountaineer vs 2009 GMC Acadia

2008 Mercury Mountaineer
2009 GMC Acadia
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RWD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 14 20 $23,934 $26,800
AWD 4-Door V6 13 19 $25,980 $29,125
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 Premier 13 19 $28,180 $31,625
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 19 $29,333 $32,935
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FWD 4-Door SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE1 17 24 $30,136 $31,890
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 23 $32,026 $33,890
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $34,256 $36,250
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $36,146 $38,250
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $36,373 $38,490
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 154
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 21.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89
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
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - 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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mountaineer GMC Acadia
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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