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.
|2008 GMC AcadiaBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford Taurus XBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings||2008 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Mid-Size Wagon||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door SLE1||2WD 4-Door LX||4-Door Wagon SEL FWD||FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|