2009 GMC Acadia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$31,890-$40,490
$30,136-$38,263
16 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • New, more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection
  • XM satellite radio with new optional NavTraffic feature
  • OnStar 8.0 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation & Destination Download
  • Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling
  • Rearview camera system standard on SLT2, optional on SLE & SLT1
  • Optional heated/cooled seats on SLT2
  • Two new exterior colors
Overview
The GMC Acadia midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV), introduced in 2007, is mostly carryover for 2009, although it does have a more powerful and fuel-efficient 3.6-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that uses gasoline direct-injection and adds technology and convenience features and two new exterior colors. Built on GM's body-frame-integral design, the Acadia shares the same platform as the Saturn Outlook, Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. With seating for up to 8, the Acadia offers a crossover's responsiveness and fuel-economy advantages and the cargo capability and spaciousness of an SUV. With second- and third-row seats folded flat, the Acadia has 117 cubic feet of storage, with additional storage available beneath the rear cargo floor behind the third row. Two new exterior colors are added for 2009: Quicksilver Metallic and Silver-Green Metallic.

Model Lineup
The 2009 GMC Acadia CUV is available in SLE and SLT trims, and in front-wheel drive (FWD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The SLE trim includes premium cloth seating for 8 passengers with second-row 60/40-split bench seats with Smart Slide feature and split-bench third-row seats; front and rear air conditioning; power windows/mirrors/steering and remote power door locks; manual rear liftgate; fog lamps; polished aluminum roof rails; chrome door handles and chrome dual exhaust tip; rear spoiler; tire-pressure-monitoring system; electronic stability control system with traction control; 18-inch cast aluminum wheels; AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player; OnStar 8.0; and XM satellite radio. The SLT1 trim has standard 7-passenger seating; leather seats and second-row captain's chairs; tri-zone automatic climate control; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; speed-proportional power steering; rearview mirror with auto-dimming and 8-point compass display; driver information center; body-color heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals; and an upgraded stereo with 10 speakers and rear-seat audio controls. The SLT2 adds power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals and auto-dimming feature; rear captain's chairs; universal remote transmitter; memorized settings for two drivers for seat and mirrors; cargo package with shade and net; convenience package (with remote start and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist); power rear liftgate; heated windshield washer fluid; and a 3-prong, household-style, 115-volt power outlet.

Options on the 2009 GMC Acadia include a second-row console; SkyScape dual sunroof; heated and cooled perforated leather-trimmed front seats (available on SLT2); rearview camera system (standard on SLT2, optional on SLE and SLT1); Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist; touch-screen navigation; DVD entertainment system; cargo area audio controls; high-intensity-discharge headlamps; and 19-inch cast aluminum wheels.

Powertrain
A single engine powers the 2009 GMC Acadia, but it has been beefed up this year for more power and better fuel economy. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine with VVT and new direct-injection technology delivers a 5-hp increase to 288 hp at 6300 rpm and a torque increase to 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3400 rpm. The engine is mated to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with clutch-to-clutch operation. The transmission has driver shift control for tap-up/tap-down selectable shifting. While FWD is standard, an intelligent AWD system is available, featuring revised tuning for more rear torque bias during certain driving conditions. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the FWD Acadia are 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the AWD model gets an estimated 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

The Acadia features a MacPherson strut design front suspension and compact, state-of-the-art linked \"H\" design rear suspension.

Safety
The 2009 GMC Acadia offers what GM calls a \"360-degree safety system

What Changed for 2009:

  • New, more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection
  • XM satellite radio with new optional NavTraffic feature
  • OnStar 8.0 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation & Destination Download
  • Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling
  • Rearview camera system standard on SLT2, optional on SLE & SLT1
  • Optional heated/cooled seats on SLT2
  • Two new exterior colors
Overview
The GMC Acadia midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV), introduced in 2007, is mostly carryover for 2009, although it does have a more powerful and fuel-efficient 3.6-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that uses gasoline direct-injection and adds technology and convenience features and two new exterior colors. Built on GM's body-frame-integral design, the Acadia shares the same platform as the Saturn Outlook, Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. With seating for up to 8, the Acadia offers a crossover's responsiveness and fuel-economy advantages and the cargo capability and spaciousness of an SUV. With second- and third-row seats folded flat, the Acadia has 117 cubic feet of storage, with additional storage available beneath the rear cargo floor behind the third row. Two new exterior colors are added for 2009: Quicksilver Metallic and Silver-Green Metallic.

Model Lineup
The 2009 GMC Acadia CUV is available in SLE and SLT trims, and in front-wheel drive (FWD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The SLE trim includes premium cloth seating for 8 passengers with second-row 60/40-split bench seats with Smart Slide feature and split-bench third-row seats; front and rear air conditioning; power windows/mirrors/steering and remote power door locks; manual rear liftgate; fog lamps; polished aluminum roof rails; chrome door handles and chrome dual exhaust tip; rear spoiler; tire-pressure-monitoring system; electronic stability control system with traction control; 18-inch cast aluminum wheels; AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player; OnStar 8.0; and XM satellite radio. The SLT1 trim has standard 7-passenger seating; leather seats and second-row captain's chairs; tri-zone automatic climate control; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; speed-proportional power steering; rearview mirror with auto-dimming and 8-point compass display; driver information center; body-color heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals; and an upgraded stereo with 10 speakers and rear-seat audio controls. The SLT2 adds power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals and auto-dimming feature; rear captain's chairs; universal remote transmitter; memorized settings for two drivers for seat and mirrors; cargo package with shade and net; convenience package (with remote start and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist); power rear liftgate; heated windshield washer fluid; and a 3-prong, household-style, 115-volt power outlet.

Options on the 2009 GMC Acadia include a second-row console; SkyScape dual sunroof; heated and cooled perforated leather-trimmed front seats (available on SLT2); rearview camera system (standard on SLT2, optional on SLE and SLT1); Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist; touch-screen navigation; DVD entertainment system; cargo area audio controls; high-intensity-discharge headlamps; and 19-inch cast aluminum wheels.

Powertrain
A single engine powers the 2009 GMC Acadia, but it has been beefed up this year for more power and better fuel economy. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine with VVT and new direct-injection technology delivers a 5-hp increase to 288 hp at 6300 rpm and a torque increase to 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3400 rpm. The engine is mated to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with clutch-to-clutch operation. The transmission has driver shift control for tap-up/tap-down selectable shifting. While FWD is standard, an intelligent AWD system is available, featuring revised tuning for more rear torque bias during certain driving conditions. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the FWD Acadia are 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the AWD model gets an estimated 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

The Acadia features a MacPherson strut design front suspension and compact, state-of-the-art linked \"H\" design rear suspension.

Safety
The 2009 GMC Acadia offers what GM calls a \"360-degree safety system
Available Trims for the 2009 GMC Acadia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31890.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36250.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT2 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38490.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33890.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38250.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT2 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40490.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • 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, 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
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range
  • 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 (Will be substituted with (CJ2) automatic tri-zone climate control when (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system is ordered.)
  • 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
  • Trim, interior, chrome metallic instrument panel/console
  • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
  • Horn, dual-note
  • 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
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger (Included with (**2) leather-appointed seats)
  • Console, overhead with map lights (Includes (UG1) universal home remote.)
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with redundant audio controls
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center, outside temperature indicator and compass
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • 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
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat, 4-way power passenger with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Rearview camera system, integrated into rearview mirror (If navigation radio is ordered, camera will be integrated into navigation display. With (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system, navigation radio will be (UZR) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player and DVD-based navigation. Without (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system, navigation radio will be (U3R) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and DVD-based navigation.)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Up and Down
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Power outlet, 3-prong household-style, 115-volt
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4-18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Roof rails, brushed aluminum, longitudinal
  • Headlamps, dual halogen projector lamp
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black
  • Door handles, chrome (Black beltline molding.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Body, manual rear liftgate
  • Wheels, 4-18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Door handles, chrome (Bright beltline molding.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
  • Body, power rear liftgate
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 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
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • 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, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (TV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
  • Preferred Package, includes (AG1) 6-way power driver seat, (AG2) 2-way power front passenger seat, (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls, (UPF) Bluetooth for phone and (B86) body-color body side moldings
  • Visibility Package includes (UD7) ultrasonic rear parking assist, (UVC) rearview camera system and (DD8) inside rearview mirror with rear camera display
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all 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
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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 (When (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system is ordered (UVA) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player is included.)
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Antenna, Quad-Band for AM/FM stereo, OnStar and XM Satellite Radio
  • XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately aft
  • 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 (When (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system is ordered (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 is substituted.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system with sub-woofer
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

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