2008 GMC Acadia User Reviews
SLT-1 FWD shown
- $14,164 - $19,143
- No trim specified for this review
- safety - space behind 3rd row seat - comfort - ride - information center - power liftgate
- high step-in - heavy doors - buttons somewhat confusing - debris gets in tracks for 2nd row seat
Purchased As New
We are very pleased with this vehicle and after 6 months with it, have no problems to report. For reference, we mostly drive it around town with our kids, but we have taken several long road trips with it. We get ~18 mpg in mixed highway/local driving and ~20 mpg on the highway.
We considered the AWD, because we live in an area with winter snows, but on the advice of our salesman, opted for FWD. The FWD seems sure-footed enough (we cautiously drove it through a severe ice-storm, without incident).
The third row seat folds down very easily, and allows us to carry lots of stuff without difficulty. They also pop-up easily, too. We have the second row bucket seats (currently fitted with car seats). Due to the car seats, we can't use the slide forward feature on the second row seats, so we just use the center aisle to get back to the third row. Seems to work.
I've hauled quite a bit of stuff in this vehicle, and it seems to work fine. Today, with the third row seats folded down, I used it to haul twelve large bags of mulch - no problem. When considering this vehicle, I wondered whether I could fit a 4' x 8' sheet in it, with the second and third row seats folded flat. I can report that it is barely possible, but I do not recommend it. You must move the front seats all the way forward, put the sheets in at an angle (resting on the front seat headrests), and stagger the sheets to get the liftgate to close. And still, you'll scratch the interior plastic in the front, and lodge splinters in the hanging seatbelt straps. So, this vehicle is roomy, but it's interior is still not a truck bed. Learn from my trial and error.
Our vehicle seems to have numerous advanced features, which I am still learning - while you can get it and just drive it, there are all kinds of settings and controls for someone willing to pour over the owner's manual and spend the time learning it. (Ex: setting the shiftpoints, using the lock control features when exiting, etc.) What I've learned so far doesn't seem difficult, but it's not intuitive.
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