2009 GMC Acadia
There are 10 user reviews for the SLT-2 AWD trim shown below
- nice ride , good backup camera
- blue tooth not reliable, poor gas milage
Purchased As New
blue tooth works a few weeks and then wont work for a few weeks .the alarm sounds if you open the door with a key. tge dealer had the car a week and could not fix either thing.mileage is 11.5 in town and the best on a 200 mile freeway wAS 21.5 i have remote start that lets you remote and the air will cool the car but you cnt turn tdhe seat heater on with remote start, i got the navigation unit that 10% of the time telles you to turn after you have already passed the street you were to turn at.. there was so much glare off the center dash chrome that i covered it with black tape....read morehide
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- Large size, access to 3rd row, build quality, ride
- Expensive, cheap interior plastics
Purchased As New
Former import only buyer. Picked Acadia over Acura/Honda/Toyota due to easy 3rd row access and size. Interior plastics (dash & door panels) not up to scratch compared with competitors, but fit and build quality very good. Top marks for comfort, ride, power and looks, but can be thirsty around town and was quite expensive. Chose SLT2 with 19" wheels, running boards, flaps and roof bars....heated & cooled seats, double sun roof, Nav & DVD bringing total to just under $50k. Overall very impressed and happy with my purchase !!...read morehide
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- interior room; fit and finish
- slight lag on initial acceleration; otherwise, acceptable engine performance
Purchased As New
This SUV/X-over is the way to go when transporting ~5 adults and luggage under 500 miles. This vehicle is agile on both city streets, as well as long stretches of highway.
There's plenty of head and legroom for all but the tallest NBA stars. The interior and options have been well thought out.
I think the GM offerings yield a much better value than the imports ... GM has a winner with this "next-gen" SUV....read morehide
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- great interior room, two sun roof package, cabin comfort is excellent, stylish exterior
- interior trim is subpar, transmission shifts not always smooth
the best of the crossovers without paying luxury prices. Can tow if you need it to, but still has a definitively car-like ride. 288 HP from this V6 is a pleasant surprise. This is no minivan! It's sister vehicle the Buick Enclave has more refined interior trim, but the Acadia gives plenty of bang for the buck and will satisfy those who may still pine for their recently departed SUV trucks. And the better gas mileage and comfortable ride will remind you why you ditched the truck in the first place....read morehide
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfortable, Easy to handle
- No Bluetooth, No Voice Recognition and cooling seats
Purchased As New
I have purchased Acadia 2009 in Oct08. Overall I am fully satisfied with the car. I have a very pleasent drive and good space inside.
But the only thing makes me upset is the non-availability of Bluetooth and Voice recognition command. I have checked the specs of Acadia 2009 on GMC website and bluetooth and VC was shown as standard with eacy Acadia 2009. But for some reason they remove these standard options from GCC specification ( I am based in Dubai) I have no idea why they did it and exactly how much they save by removing these two small items. The cost of car which I have paid is around 47.5K US$ which is quite high as compare to same model in Canada. I wish they would've kept the standards as it is because as I know usually the manufactures plays with the optional items but standards remain the same for every regional specification. Like they don't have cooling seat options available here but I can't complain as this is not standard.
Other then that.. its a fantastic car....read morehide
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- Solid feeling, lots of room for all 8 passangers, very easy moving of 2nd row seats
- Lothe head rests (tilt too far fwd), slight engine hesitation at take off
After 2,000 miles with new 2009 SLT2 AWD Acadia...
- gets good gas mileage, ave. ~21 @72mph, ~23 @65mph, ~25 @55mpg.
- absolutely hate the head rests, they go only up n down, can't tilt them fwd or bkwd...permanently tilting fwd, very uncomfortable...I'm taking mine to a pipe n tube bending shop to tilt them back about 2 inches.
- the vehicle overall feels solid...BUT...there are things that feel very cheesy, plastic...like the door handles, plastic on the gear shift, etc.
- concerning is the engine hesitation when take off from a stop. The Toyota Highlander did not have this at all.
- the center console area between the front seats is not as functional as with my Avalanche or Silverado...the arm rest does not come far enough forward.
- the engine does have good zip, pick up when need to accelerate to merge on the hwy or pass anothe vehicle, no complaints there.
- i have 2nd row split bench seat, love it, folds very easily & quickly forward to get into 3rd row.
- 3rd row is very functional, can fit 3 adults very easily & comfortably...I made sure, made salesman & wife get back there with me. Toyota Highlander only seats 2 in 3rd row, not very well either.
- all 4 side windows froze/stuck closed on a cold morning last week, took several minutes after running vehicle before would open.
- side windows fog up, never had this happen before in any van, jeep, truck, etc. I've had.
- many of the computerized bells n whistles are a little too cumbersome to operate (& I've got 3 college degrees, 2 in computer science)...they need to re-engineer with the KISS principle.
- my Acadia is fully loaded, only missing 2nd row entertainment system. Added extra warranty, everything is now 5 yrs/60K miles, paid $43K cash. I almost bought the hybrid Yukon, probably should have as that was the much better deal...was $58K, could have gotten for $45K...but the Acadia is the wife's car & she didn't want the big over-sized Yukon....read morehide
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- Great vehicle love the GPS and onstar
- Has a dead zone when you give it the gas to pass
This 2008 Acadia replaced my 2006 Yukon and provides great fuel economy, and lots of room for the grand-kids. BUT the most important feature is that it is capable of towing my boat which weights about 3,300 pounds with out any problems.
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- Roomy - good fuel economy
- Small leak in sunroof that cause carpet to get damp - Recalled & Fixed
Love my Acadia - have had lots of compliments on it's appearance and have even had friends go buy one for themselves. Seems as roomy as my Suburban without feeling as clumsy and awkward.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Highway fuel economy, GPS, ease of access to rear seats, middle and rear seat comfort
I have had my Acadia for quite some time, and I love it as much now as I did when I bought it. We looked at the Acura MDX and the BMW X5 as well, and although those two certainly outperform in the fit and finish department, the Acadia has substantially more room. Neither the Acura nor the BMW can comfortably fit adults in the third row (and I found the MDX middle seat to be a bit tight for headroom). However, in my Acadia we routinely have adults (5'10"- 6'2") in the middle and rear seats and everyone is comfortable. The seat configuration mirrors a minivan, so it's very easy to get my children in and out of their car seats, but the cargo capability is much more like an SUV, which I love. I can haul five kids, two large chairs, several umbrellas, a couple of blankets and a cooler to soccer and STILL have room to stop for groceries on the way home. As for fuel economy, I regularly get upward of 23 mph on the highway, and that's with the cruise control set at 72-74. The navigation system is also superior. It is so easy to use, and very driver-friendly. Also, I cannot live without the heads-up display. Every vehicle should have this. I don't have to take my eyes off the road for anything. So overall, I love the room, the gas mileage, the safety features, the entertainment system, and basically everything else about my Acadia....read morehide
16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy
stronger than honda pilot as well as good looking,nice vision from driver seat,more comfortable
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