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2008 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

 
2008 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Angular Front Exterior View
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Among all the world's vehicles--and excluding the 2008 GMC Acadia's cousins at other General Motors divisions (Buick, Saturn, Chevrolet)--the Acadia has only one direct competitor: the Ford Taurus X.

While the Taurus X is more than competent, many buyers will like the GMC's styling better.

The Acadia's powertrain outmuscles Honda's eight-passenger crossover, the Pilot, and with the better products coming out of GM factories, quality issues shouldn't be the concern they were a few years back.

While larger for the 2008 model year, the Toyota Highlander can't match the interior room of the Acadia.

The Mazda CX-9 is also worth putting on your list, as it comes close to matching many of the Acadia's people and cargo capabilities, while offering superior driving dynamics.

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The 2008 GMC Acadia stands out as being a stylish and capable full-size crossover that should be considered by those shopping for traditional SUVs and minivans.
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The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Don't look to the 2008 Ford Taurus X for driving excitement, but otherwise, it's darn near the most perfect family wagon there is.
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The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From    
$30,140$27,695$27,030$29,400$27,500
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleMid-Size Wagon2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SLE12WD 4-Door LX4-Door Wagon SEL FWDFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
88677
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic

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