|aka||Type aka here, not up there|
|Class||Full-size crossover SUV|
|Body Style||4-door wagon|
|Weight||Weight - you get the point|
|Transmission||6-speed 6T75 automatic|
|Engine||3.6L DOHC V6|
|Power|| 288 hp @ N/A rpm|
270 lb-ft of torque @ 3500 rpm
|Similar|| Honda Pilot|
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The GMC Acadia is a crossover SUV from GM. The GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook share the new GM Lambda platform. The Acadia went on sale in the United States in December 2006, and in Canada in January, 2007. The Acadia replaces 3 of the 7/8-passenger vehicles on the Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership network, the mid-size GMC Safari van, the long-wheelbase GMC Envoy XL/XUV, and the Pontiac Montana SV6 minivan USA Only. In recent months GM has also announced that the Lambda vehicles will replace the Buick Rainier, and then subsequently the GMC Envoy and Chevrolet Trailblazer, as a Chevrolet variant called the Traverse will go on sale sometime later this year.
The Acadia augments GMC with an entry level truck-like SUV and is the first unibody vehicle from the marque. It is also GMC's first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and GMC's first crossover SUV. The Acadia features seating for eight, generous interior space, and either front or all-wheel drive. With a 4,500 lb (2,042 kg) towing capacity, the Acadia slots between the Yukon and the Envoy. The Acadia is the mid-priced Lambda model between the Outlook and Enclave. GM leads all other automakers in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index (TQI).
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- For MY 2011, the Acadia receives a mid-cycle facelift.
An optional Rearview camera was added to the extensive option list.
Styles and Major OptionsEdit
There is optional chrome wheels as an option on the SLT-2 trim.
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SLE-2 SLT-1 SLT-2
16-24 FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 16-23 ALL WHEEL DRIVE
As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
Engine and TransmissionEdit
The Acadia uses the same LY7 V6 that is used by Cadillac, Buick and Saturn. In the Acadia, the engine produces 275 hp (205 kW) and 251 lb-ft. of torque (340 Nm). The Acadia also uses the new 6T75 6-speed automatic, offering good city and highway fuel economy match with brisk acceleration when needed. According to GMC, the 6T75 adds up to 8 percent improved performance and up to 4 percent improved fuel economy when compared with current front-wheel drive four-speed automatics offered in various GM models. It has been reported that GM will equip the Acadia with a V8 engine in a Denali version of the Acadia. (Note: This is a error as an V8 version is only going to be offered in the Buick Enclave, the brother to the Acadia.)
Naught to sixty: 8.2 seconds. Sixty-to-zero: 140 feet. Handling:.82g
Suspension and chassisEdit
The 2007 Acadia rides on a 118.9 inch (3020.7 mm) wheelbase and offers wide 67.28 inch (1709 mm) front/rear tracks that will offer a lower ride height. The suspension is independent front and rear, the front featuring a MacPherson strut design, with a direct-acting stabilizer bar and aluminum knuckles. The rear suspension uses a new "H" Linked design that is more compact and should result in a better ride.
Steering in the Acadia is power-assisted rack-and-pinion on standard models, but an optional variable-effort system will be available as well. Putting power to the ground will be standard 18 inch wheels and tires, with optional 19 inch wheels. As with most modern GM vehicles, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard, and more standard safety features (not specified) are included as well.
- RECALL ALERT: On August 29, 2008, GM issued a GM-wide recall (no.08V441000) affecting 857,735 vehicles built between 2006-2008 and equipped with heated windshield washer fluid option including the 2007-2008 GMC Acadia. The system was liable to short out causing cessation of function, smoke, possible fire and malfunctioning of other electronic systems in the car. GM urges owners of affected vehicles to go to their nearest local dealer so the problem can be remedied.
- RECALL ALERT: On March 13, 2009, GM issued a recall alert affecting 276, 729 cars, namely all Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Pontiac G5, Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura and Saturn Outlook built for the 2009 model year, due to a loose clip on their transmission shift cable. The failure of the clip to be locked into place may prevent the transmission from moving into Park. This recall is filed under the NHTSA Campaign ID Number 09V073000. 
Because of the Acadia's car-like build type, it offers a lower center of gravity that will reduce the risk of rollover accidents. Much of the Acadia's structure is reinforced with high-strength steel, including a steel cross-car beam welded across the floor between the B-pillars.
The Acadia has six different airbags equipped in the vehicle; two dual-stage front air bags for the driver and front passenger, two seat-mounted side-impact air bags in the first row and two head curtain side impact air bags that cover all three seating rows. Similar to the Volvo XC90, the Acadia will have a detection system on-board that will deploy various airbags if a rollover is detected.
Additionally, the Acadia has a standard OnStar system, now in its seventh generation. The new OnStar system now has a feature in which after a crash has been detected, OnStar will be notified so that they can automatically contact necessary emergency services.
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The 2007 Acadia boasts 4 19 inch cast aluminum rims and Goodyear Eagle RS-A M+S P255/60R-19 108H tires with a high-pressure compact spare tire.
The Acadia features available 3-row, 7 or 8-passenger seating. Inside, the Acadia features more contemporary trim than the Outlook, including chrome and satin nickel textures, and a wider variety of two-toned interior colors such as an Ebony and Light Titanium(grey) cloth upholstery, and a choice of either Ebony, Light Titanium(grey)or Brick(brown) leather upholstery. A heads-up display similar to those found in the Cadillac XLR, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevrolet Corvette is one of the options exclusive to the Acadia thus far.
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Design quirks and odditiesEdit
- While the Acadia will be the first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle under the GMC name, GMC produced a front-wheel drive motorhome in the 1970s. See GMC motorhome.
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|Suburban||Suburban||Yukon XL||Yukon XL||Yukon XL|
- ↑ REPORT: Chevy Traverse to join GM's group of Lambda CUVs
- ↑ Strategic Vision (2006). Total Quality Index MSN Autos
- ↑ Wall Street Journal March 6, 2007 "Picky Consumers Reward Brands With Strong Records"