2008 GMC Acadia Trims

SLE
1
Avg. Price: $14,697

The base model for this mid-sized front-wheel drive crossover, the 2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 seats eight in three rows, and can hold anywhere from 19.7 cubic feet to 117 cubic feet when both rear rows fold flat. Riding on a four-wheel independent suspension, the SUV runs on a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 with variable valve timing. It gets 275-hp and 251 ft-lbs of torque and is paired wtih a 6-speed shiftable automatic.

Both rows split-fold 60/40, and the second row moves three inches to adjust for extra legroom or more cargo space. Longer rear passenger doors ease access to the third row. The cargo area comes with an organizer and in-floor storage. Full power features include remote entry, heated folding mirrors, and wheel-mounted cruise control. Power front seats and remote start cost extra. Also part of the standard package are intermittent front and rear wipers, a CD/MP3 player with satellite radio, front and rear air conditioning, a tachometer, and an aluminum roof rack. Second row captain's chairs with center console are optional, as is a DVD player, upgraded 10-speaker Bose system, rear audio controls, a 6-CD changer, and tri-zone climate control.

To earn its five-star safety ratings, the 2008 Acadia SLE-1 offers up 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all rows, traction and stability control, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, a tire monitor, and OnStar. Foglights, automatic halogen headlamps, and daytime running lights help light the way. Parking sensors can be added. An optional tow hitch helps tow up to 4500 pounds.

1 AWD
Avg. Price: $15,486

Adding the full-time Intelligent AWD system to the 2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 AWD allows the mid-sized crossover SUV to automatically distribute torque to the wheels with the most slippage. The default setting is front-wheel drive. It comes with a limited slip center differential. The absence of low-range gearing and the 7.4 inches of ground clearance profhibit off-roading. The Macpherson strut front and multilink rear suspension gives the crossover a car-like feel. 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes provide extra driving assurance.

Other four-star safety features include dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all three rows, OnStar, automatic halogen lamps, foglights, and a tire monitor. Rear parking sensors are available. The 2008 Acadia SLE-1 AWD features three rows for eight passengers, though captain's chairs can replace the second row bench for 7-passenger seating. Both rows split-fold 60/40 and fold flat, and the second row moves fore and aft for more legroom and easier third row access. The cargo area comes with tie-downs and an organizer and can be equipped with a net and cover. It starts at 19.7 cubic feet and opens up to 117. A roof rack is also standard.

Powering the 2008 Acadia SLE-1 AWD is a 275-hp 3.6-liter DOHC V6 with variable valve timing, matched wtih a 6-speed shiftable automatic. Towing power tops out at 4500 pounds with the optional tow hitch. Well-outfitted for a base model, the SUV offers power windows, locks, and power heated mirrors, remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise control, front and rear climate control, a CD/MP3 player with new satellite radio, a temperature readout and compass, and power and tilt steering. You can add remote start and a 6-way power driver's and 2-way power passenger seat. Also optional are a 6-CD changer with Bose surround sound system, tri-zone climate control, and a DVD player.

SLT
1
Avg. Price: $16,481

The 2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 trim adds a lot more comfort and convenience features. In addition to a full power setup, remote entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, front and rear intermittent wipers, and a compass and temperature display, this front-wheel drive crossover gives you a 6-way power driver's seat and 2-way power passenger seat, a trip computer, tri-zone climate control, and a garage opener. Leather upholstery and trim give a plusher feel to the interior. A 6-CD changer features wheel-mounted controls and a 10-speaker sound system and comes with new satellite radio and an MP3 audio input jack. There are cupholders for all three rows.

Unlike the SLE-1, the 2008 Acadia SLT-1 seats seven, because the second row comes with captain's chairs that get their own center storage console. The front armrest storage console is 60 cubic inches. Eight-passenger seating is available with an optional bench. Both rear rows fold flat and split-fold 60/40, expanding cargo space to 117 cubic feet. The second row seats slide three inches front and back. A long rear passenger door opens wide for easy access. In the SLT-1, the second row gets its own climate controls. The cargo space features under-floor storage and tie-downs and can be outfitted with a cover and net. Aluminum roof rails expand storage versatility. More available options for the SLT-1 include a power lifgate.

On the safety front, the 2008 Acadia SLT-1 adds mirrors with turn signals and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Already included are traction and stability control, rollover sensors, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, passenger airbag deactivation, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all rows. The 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires come with a tire monitor. 19-inch wheels are available. Foglights, automatic halogen headlamps, and daytime running lights are also standard. A 3.6-liter DOHC V6 gets 275-hp and 251 ft-lbs of torque at 3200 RPM. A 6-speed shiftable automatic is the only transmission. A navigation system, heads-up dash display, and a two-panel sunroof (front tilts and slides, rear panel is fixed) are upgraded options for the SLT-1. Other extras include a DVD player with wireless headphones and a Bose surround-sound system.

1 AWD
Avg. Price: $17,387

Although it already comes well equipped with a host of four-star safety features, including traction and stability control, rollover sensors, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all three rows of this crossover SUV, the 2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD adds extra security with its automatic all-wheel drive system. It apportions torque when it senses slippage, though it defaults to front-wheel drive. It is not intended for off-roading since it lacks low-range gearing, but it does come with a limited slip center differential.

A 275-hp, 3.6-liter DOHC V6 powers the 2008 Acadia SLT-1 AWD, along with a 6-speed shiftable automatic. Fuel economy averages 16/22 and the SUV can tow up to 4500 pounds with the optional tow package. Other standard safety features include mirrors with turn signals, foglights, automatic halogen lamps, and a tire monitor for the 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Optional 19-inch wheels cost extra.

The 2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD doesn't forget to focus on its passengers. Full power features include a 6-way power driver and 2-way power passenger seat, remote entry, a garage opener, and power windows, locks, and heated mirrors. Cruise control and audio controls for the 6-CD/MP3 player reside on the wheel. Other standard features include front and rear intermittent wipers, tri-zone climate control, leather upholstery and trim, an audio input jack, and satellite radio. On the dash sit a trip computer, tachometer, temperature readout, and compass. A heads-up display can be added, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road. The SUV seats seven in three rows, with the option to fit an extra person by replacing the second row captain's chairs with a bench seat. Both rear rows fold flat, and the cargo space expands from 19.7 to 117 cubic feet. Tiedowns are standard, along with a roof rack. A cargo cover and net are available. Other options include a navigation system, DVD player, parking sensors, and a two-panel sunroof.

SLT2
SLT-2
Avg. Price: $16,657

The 2008 GMC Acada SLT-2 is the top of the line trim for this front-wheel drive crossover SUV that seats seven in three rows. In addition to all the features of the SLT-1, you get 8-way and 4-way power front seats with 2-driver memory, power folding mirrors, a power liftgate, remote start, and rear audio controls for the 10-speaker Bose system that includes satellite radio and a 6-CD changer with MP3 capability. There is also an input jack for MP3 players. All this in addition to the already standard leather upholstery and trim, front and rear intermittent wipers, remote entry, garage opener, security system, tri-zone climate control, and a trip computer.

Both second and third rows fold flat and split-fold 60/40, with the second row also sliding forward and back. The two captain's chairs in the second row are separated by a large storage console. A bench seat can be substituted. The cargo area starts at 19.7 cubic feet but opens up to 117. With the 2008 Acadia SLT-2, you add a cargo net and cover. There is also storage under the floor and with the standard organizer. A roof rack adds more space. On the outside you'll find a rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, with the option to add 19-inch wheels. A large rear passenger door helps ease access to the third row.

On the safety front, the SLT-2 adds standard parking assist and sensors. Equipped with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and rollover protection, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all three rows, the 2008 Acadia SLT-2 earns four stars in all crash tests. Other nice safety features include foglights, automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, a tire monitor, OnStar, auto-dimming mirrors, and mirrors with turn signals. A backup camera can be added when bundled with the optional touchscreen navigation system, and xenon HID lamps are also offered. Engine power comes from a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 that offers 275-hp and 251 ft-lbs of torque at 3200 RPM. It comes with a 6-speed shiftable automatic. Options add a dual sunroof (tilt and slide up front, fixed in the back), a DVD player, with wireless headphones, surround sound, and a heads-up display.

SLT-2 AWD
Avg. Price: $18,046

Riding on a Macpherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension, the 2008 GMC Acada SLT-2 AWD combines easy car handling with SUV AWD performance. The full-time system starts out in front-wheel drive but automatically sends torque to the appropriate wheels when it senses slippage. It comes with a limited slip center differential but lacks low-range gearing or ample ground clearance, so keep it on the pavement. Extra grip is provided by the 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and larger 19-inch wheels are available. Engine power comes from a 3.6-liter, 275-hp DOHC V6 and 6-speed shiftable automatic. Fuel economy slips to 16/22 mpg, but the SUV can tow up to 4500 pounds.

The 2008 Acadia SLT-2 AWD seats seven in three rows, with the second row captain's chairs and third row bench. A bench is offered for the second row. Both rows fold flat, and the second row moves fore and aft to adapt to legroom. Front and rear center consoles hold plenty of storage, supplementing the 117 cubic foot cargo area (with seats down) and standard roof rack. Tie-downs, a cargo cover, net, and organizer are all included on the SLT-2 AWD. Keeping drivers safe are auto-dimming mirrors, mirrors with turn signals, automatic halogen lamps, foglights, and parking sensors. The crossover performs well in crash tests due to standard dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all rows, passenger airbag deactivation, rollover sensors, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes. Xenon lamp and a rearview camera can be added.

High-end features adorn the 2008 Acadia SLT-2 AWD. A full power setup adds on remote start, retractable mirrors, and a power liftgate, and increases the power front seats to 8-way and 4-way with memory settings for two drivers. The leather steering wheel carries cruise and audio controls for the 6-CD/MP3 player. There are also audio controls in the second row, along with tri-zone climate control. Satellite radio and an MP3 input jack are standard as well. A garage opener, remote entry, front and rear intermittent wipers, a trip computer, compass and temperature display, and leather seats round out the package. On the outside are tinted windows and a rear spoiler. It'll cost you extra to add a touchscreen navigation system, dual-pane sunroof, DVD player with wireless headphones, Bose surround sound system, and heads-up display on the windshield.