2008 GMC Acadia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$30,140-$38,665
$28,181-$36,152
16 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Standard traction/stability control system with rollover mitigation

  • XM satellite radio (three months free)

  • Updated all-wheel-drive (AWD) system

  • Back-up camera available with navigation system

  • New panic brake-assist feature
Overview
Making its debut just last year, the 2008 GMC Acadia midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is mostly carryover, with some minor enhancements, including an updated AWD system. Built on GM's body-frame-integral design, Acadia shares the same platform as the Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave. Representing the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. automotive market, CUVs provide consumers with car-like responsiveness and fuel-economy advantages. GMC claims the Acadia offers a stable ride, roomy cabin and plenty of cargo storage, and positions the model as an alternative to minivans and SUVs.

Model Lineup
Consumers can choose a 2008 GMC Acadia in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or AWD, in either SLE or SLT trim. The SLE trim includes deluxe 5-passenger cloth seating with second-row 60/40 split-bench seats; double-dual exhaust with chrome tips; power windows; rear manual liftgate; remote keyless entry; tire-pressure-monitoring system; stability control system with traction control; 18-inch aluminum wheels; AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player; and XM satellite radio free for three months. The SLT1 trim has 7-passenger seating with heated, leather-appointed, power driver and front passenger seats; tri-zone automatic climate control; hydraulic power steering with variable assist; rearview mirror with auto-dimming and compass; body-color, foldaway, power-adjustable, heated side-view mirrors with integrated turn signals; bright belt-line molding; driver information center; upgraded stereo; and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. The SLT2 adds a cargo package with shade and net; convenience package (with remote start and ultrasonic rear parking assist); power rear liftgate; heated windshield washer nozzles; and a 3-prong, household-style, 115-volt power outlet.

Options on the 2008 GMC Acadia include a dual sunroof; ultrasonic rear parking assist; front leather-appointed reclining bucket seats; cargo area audio controls; high-intensity discharge headlamps; and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Powertrain
A 3-6-liter V-6 engine powers the 2008 GMC Acadia, producing 275 hp at 6600 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While FWD is standard, the available AWD system, now called \"active on demand,\" is updated for 2008. EPA fuel economy estimates for the FWD Acadia are 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the AWD model gets an estimated 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2008 GMC Acadia has dual front and side-impact air bags, along with head curtain side air bags for all rows in outboard seating positions. Electronic stability control, traction control and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard, as well as daytime running lamps, theft-deterrent system and OnStar with one-year Safe & Sound plan.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2008 GMC Acadia receives perfect 5-star ratings for all occupants in frontal- and side-impact crash tests, and a 4-star rating in rollover testing in both 2WD and 4WD.

Technology
The 2008 GMC Acadia offers the standard AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player (SLE), or AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash 6-disc CD player (SLT). Standard XM satellite radio comes with a free 3-month subscription. A Bose premium 10-speaker surround sound system with subwoofer and audio system controls in the rear cargo area, a DVD entertainment system, and touch-screen navigation system are also available.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Standard traction/stability control system with rollover mitigation

  • XM satellite radio (three months free)

  • Updated all-wheel-drive (AWD) system

  • Back-up camera available with navigation system

  • New panic brake-assist feature
Overview
Making its debut just last year, the 2008 GMC Acadia midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is mostly carryover, with some minor enhancements, including an updated AWD system. Built on GM's body-frame-integral design, Acadia shares the same platform as the Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave. Representing the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. automotive market, CUVs provide consumers with car-like responsiveness and fuel-economy advantages. GMC claims the Acadia offers a stable ride, roomy cabin and plenty of cargo storage, and positions the model as an alternative to minivans and SUVs.

Model Lineup
Consumers can choose a 2008 GMC Acadia in either front-wheel drive (FWD) or AWD, in either SLE or SLT trim. The SLE trim includes deluxe 5-passenger cloth seating with second-row 60/40 split-bench seats; double-dual exhaust with chrome tips; power windows; rear manual liftgate; remote keyless entry; tire-pressure-monitoring system; stability control system with traction control; 18-inch aluminum wheels; AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player; and XM satellite radio free for three months. The SLT1 trim has 7-passenger seating with heated, leather-appointed, power driver and front passenger seats; tri-zone automatic climate control; hydraulic power steering with variable assist; rearview mirror with auto-dimming and compass; body-color, foldaway, power-adjustable, heated side-view mirrors with integrated turn signals; bright belt-line molding; driver information center; upgraded stereo; and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. The SLT2 adds a cargo package with shade and net; convenience package (with remote start and ultrasonic rear parking assist); power rear liftgate; heated windshield washer nozzles; and a 3-prong, household-style, 115-volt power outlet.

Options on the 2008 GMC Acadia include a dual sunroof; ultrasonic rear parking assist; front leather-appointed reclining bucket seats; cargo area audio controls; high-intensity discharge headlamps; and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Powertrain
A 3-6-liter V-6 engine powers the 2008 GMC Acadia, producing 275 hp at 6600 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While FWD is standard, the available AWD system, now called \"active on demand,\" is updated for 2008. EPA fuel economy estimates for the FWD Acadia are 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the AWD model gets an estimated 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2008 GMC Acadia has dual front and side-impact air bags, along with head curtain side air bags for all rows in outboard seating positions. Electronic stability control, traction control and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard, as well as daytime running lamps, theft-deterrent system and OnStar with one-year Safe & Sound plan.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2008 GMC Acadia receives perfect 5-star ratings for all occupants in frontal- and side-impact crash tests, and a 4-star rating in rollover testing in both 2WD and 4WD.

Technology
The 2008 GMC Acadia offers the standard AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player (SLE), or AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash 6-disc CD player (SLT). Standard XM satellite radio comes with a free 3-month subscription. A Bose premium 10-speaker surround sound system with subwoofer and audio system controls in the rear cargo area, a DVD entertainment system, and touch-screen navigation system are also available.
Available Trims for the 2008 GMC Acadia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30140.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name SLT1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34675.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name SLT2 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36650.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name SLE1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32150.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name SLT1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36685.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name SLT2 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38665.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
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INTERIOR
  • Deluxe Cloth, reclining buckets with manual driver
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat.)
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders and storage
  • Console, overhead with map lights
  • Cup holders, 2 front on the floor console
  • Cup holders, 2 in the second row
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Steering wheel, vinyl
  • Steering wheel, Tilt-Wheel and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters and panic button
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Cargo storage, under rear floor
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front a seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Leather-appointed, power reclining buckets
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) (includes 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair.)
  • Seat, 6-way power driver with manual recline and lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way power front passenger
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with redundant audio controls
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Console, overhead with map lights (Includes (UG1) universal home remote.)
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center and outside temperature indicator
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass display
  • Cargo Convenience Package with (AP9) cargo net and (RYJ) cargo shade.
  • Cargo net, rear
  • Cargo shade, rear
  • Remote vehicle start includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Power outlet, 3-prong household-style, 115-volt
  • Seat adjuster, 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat, 4-way power passenger with power recline and lumbar control
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Up and Down
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic
EXTERIOR
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact aluminum spare
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Body, manual rear liftgate
  • Roof rails, brushed aluminum, longitudinal
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Headlamps, dual halogen projector lamp
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger-side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome (Black beltline molding.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Body, power rear liftgate
  • Windshield washer fluid system, heated
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 MPFI (275 hp [205.1 kW] @ 6600 rpm, 251 lb-ft of torque [338.9 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TR14526 FWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (TR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Exhaust, double dual with chrome tips
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6460 lbs. (2930 kg) (TV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
  • Preferred Package includes (AG1) 6-way power driver seat, (AG2) 2-way power front passenger seat and (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls
  • Convenience Package includes (AP3) Remote start, keyless entry and (UD7) Ultrasonic rear parking assist
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Re
  • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Horn, dual-note
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Antenna, Quad-Band for AM/FM stereo, OnStar and XM Satellite Radio
  • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com. Includes (UUD) XM antenna.)
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System, (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (Replaced with (UVA) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player when (U42) DVD entertainment system is ordered)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system with subwoofer
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System, (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock (Replaced with (UVA) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player or (UZR) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player and DVD-based navigation when (U42) DVD entertainment system is ordered.)

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