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2009 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

 
2009 GMC Acadia SLE1
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In practical terms, the Acadia’s only direct competitor is the Ford Taurus X, a vehicle that also puts the priority on passenger comfort and interior space.

Like the Acadia, the Taurus X has a third-row seat that’s good enough for smaller adults.

The Taurus X styling is a bit more like a tall station wagon, while the Acadia is closer to a sleek SUV.

The Acadia's powertrain outmuscles Honda's eight-passenger crossover, the Pilot.

The Toyota Highlander offers a bit more ruggedness, but it 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 a more enjoyable driving experience.

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8.2
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The 2009 GMC Acadia is better-looking than most minivans, and a whole lot more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty.
8.0
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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.
8.4
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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.
8.6
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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    
$31,890$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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