Used 2007 GMC Acadia in Dulles, VA
Reviews for 2007 GMC Acadia
Looks great, very smooth ride, performs very well for it's size (does not drive like a truck at all), can fit 7-8 adults. Minor issues: The seat belt is kind of uncomfortable for me (the attach point is to low due to the side airbag, I'm 6'4"). There is ALOT of plastic where leather used to be in older cars (this is common in most newer cars). It was also kind of expensive compared to other models due to it's popularity. The blue-book price for it actually went up after I purchased it (but still less than I payed with tax included).
I did a lot of research on the Acadia and felt that all of the reviews I read were accurate. I like everything about it other than the gas mileage. The vehicle is rated at 17 city/24 highway and it probably gets about 14 city and 21 highway. I consider this an appreciable difference. The car we got include every available option except for backup camera. I didn't want the DVD player and have only used it once in a month but it seems to work fine. The kids complain that the IR headphones are have a lot of static. It has a tow package which I have not yet used but am glad it included. One problem is that the side mirrors seem to be constantly out of adjustment and when I use the preset button to return them, nothing happens like they were actually not moved. I'm pretty sure my mind is not going on this one but have yet to figure it out. One other negative is that with the lower than expected gas mileage, I find the fuel tank too small. I can only go about 250 miles before needing to refill. Not to dwell on the negative, but I had a dead battery one morning I believe because someone left a reading light on. I thought that the electronic system would cut off any battery drain...evidently not. It jump started fine but where is the battery? Not under the hood that's for sure and the manual does not say. I need to send to send out a search party to find it.
2007 GMC Acadia - average at best
My wife & I had always liked the look of the Acadia/Traverse/Enclave/Outlook siblings, and of the four we liked the GMC best. We took a short drive, and decided to buy this one. It has AWD, leather, and rear DVD (must-haves for our vehicle). HOWEVER, after living with this for a month or two, some glaring disappointments have surfaced. The six speed automatic cannot make up its mind on any road. It hunts for gears almost non-stop in light traffic on the highway. The 3.6L V6 (rated at 270+ hp) is always outclassed at stoplights as well as highway grades. Plus, the 24 mpg highway rating is nowhere near the 20.5 mpg observed highway. Couple these nuances with poor second and third row seating room, and I will strongly advise friends and family to stay away from the large GM crossover family.