2008 GMC Acadia Overview

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SLE
Avg. Price: $14,061
SLT
Avg. Price: $16,111
SLT2
Avg. Price: $15,946

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4.55 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Acadia's Rock! by EbaySurprise
 — We love this car. Bought to replace our 1996 4Runner, as a family of 3 with continual guest passengers, it is awesome. Comfortable ride with great interior space and cargo room. Amazing turn radius... Read More
Love The Acadia by Rtwheels4U
 — Definitely luxurious and multi-purpose! Heated leather seats, DVD Entertainment system with wireless headphones, Heads-up display, auto-climate control - all make for a comfortable and safe ride! Ea... Read More
Lots Of People In Complete Comfort by Harvey
 — This vehicle replaces our Suburban. Not as big inside or out, but handles better, rides better, gets better gas mileage, and still hauls 8 people (if needed). Seats fold down easily for extra cargo an... Read More

2008 GMC Acadia Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 15 reviews

2008 GMC Acadia

In its second year, the 2008 GMC Acadia adds more standard features to the already well-equipped three trims. The mid-size crossover comes available in front-wheel drive or AWD, which is revised this year with the Intelligent AWD system. It automatically adjusts torque and yaw according to driver information and road conditions. Adding extra security is a new brake assist feature and revised traction control. These join standard stability control, ABS brakes, dual front-side and side curtain airbags, and 18-inch alloy wheels for five-star safety ratings. Also new in 2008 is an optional rearview camera, bundled with a navigation system.

The 2008 Acadia comes in three trims -- SLE, SLT-1, and SLT-2. The SLE starts fully loaded with power features, a CD player, and cruise control, while the higher-end trims adds power front seats with driver's memory, heated leather upholstery, a CD changer, power liftgate, and rear audio controls. Satellite radio has been added to the equipment list this year. The SLE seats eight with benches in both the second and third row, while the SLT trims seat seven, substituting second row captain's chairs with their own new center storage console. The second row slides three inches forward and back to adjust for legroom, and both rear rows fold flat, expanding the 19.7 cubic foot cargo space to an impressive 117 cubic feet. The Acadia claims to have the largest storage room of any mid-sized SUV. A net is standard, as is an underfloor compartment, and the SLT2 adds a cargo cover.

All trims come with a 3.6-liter DOHC V8 that delivers 275-hp and 251 ft-lbs of torque at a low 3200 RPM. A 6-speed automatic with overdrive is the only transmission. The 2008 Acadia combines SUV versatility and space with car-like handling, but unfortunately retains an SUV's low fuel economy, averaging 16/22 mpg. On the outside, a rear spoiler, alloy wheels and chrome trim, dual exhaust tips, and revised larger dual projector headlights add stylish touches that appeal to owners and distinguish the crossover from its sister vehicles, the Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave.

The 2008 Acadia seems to earn a host of rave reviews, mostly for its long list of standard features, quiet ride, low step-in height, and its roomy interior and cargo space. Parents like its family-friendly safety record and easily-accesible seats. Negative comments point out the low fuel economy, noticeable hesitation when downshifting, rear visibility issues, and the difficult maneuverability due to its large size.

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GMC Acadia Questions

GarryE
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2008 Acadia Won't Start,

Turned ignition switch over and it only turned 3/4 of a turn and now will not release the keys from the ignition. I have NO juice, no lights, no interior lights yet the battery is charged. NOW I hav...

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aikhries
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Where Is The Battery Situated In Gmc Acadia 2008 ?

Battery drained can not be found to charge it ...

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aikhries
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Why The Ignition Key Is Stuck To Start And Off And Do Not Come Out?

my 2008 GMC acadia battery drained had to jump start the key got stuck to on and start and wont come out

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Heatherbossier85
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I Have A 2008 Gmc Acadia And My Keyless Start Won't Start My Truck,instead ...

The keyless fob will lock and unlock the door,lift the lift gate but won't start it makes a sound like it wants to start but doesn't start

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How Do I Edit My Listing

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