2008 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2008 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Angular Front Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Angular Front Exterior View2008 GMC Acadia
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2009 Honda Pilot2009 Honda Pilot
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2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Mazda CX-9
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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2008 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
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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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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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The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From   
$30,140$27,695$29,400$27,500
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door SLE12WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
8877
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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