The first unibody front-wheel-drive vehicle to be introduced by GMC is the 2007 Acadia and is added to the lineup for the 2007 model year. It is one member in the new crossover full-size utility vehicle GMC family that uses the GM-dedicated Lambda platform. The architecture is lighter by hundreds of pounds, which provides better fuel economy than other SUVs.
The road manners of the Acadia will make it feel like a car, but the full-size crossover can go off-roading with the best of them. Having the carlike body structure and design will appeal to those drivers who need to use the vehicle daily with the necessity to carry many passengers. The 2007 GMC Acadia can hold eight passengers in comfort and roominess that compares to the top sedans. The Acadia offers a very generous amount of cargo and passenger space inside of the sedan-like cabin. It has a towing capacity of approximately 4500 pounds with the additional trailering package.
The power comes from a 3.6-liter V-6 that generates a whopping 275 horsepower and uses the brand new GM automatic six-speed transmission. It is estimated to be a much better combination than powertrain combos that use an automatic four-speed hooked up to V-8 or V-6 engines. The modern performance of the Arcadia is assisted by the aerodynamic profile and swept-back design that lessens all of the normal road noise that accompanies some SUVs while traveling the highway.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.6-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: GMC Acadia SLE-1, GMC Acadia SLT-1, GMC Acadia SLT-2
The GMC Acadia is all new for 2007 as a crossover large SUV.
The exterior of the full-size crossover 2007 GMC Acadia SUV seats seven or eight people, and it comes standard with many features that include the variable seating configuration for seven or eight passengers. The models that are available are the base SLE, SLT1, and the SLT2, and all levels have the seating choice with 18-inch alloy wheels. The SLT1 package adds outside heated mirrors that are colored and have the turn signals, machine-polished wheels, roof rack, and privacy glass. Upping to the top-level SLT2 will gain a power-operated rear liftgate, remote vehicle starting, and rear park assist. Additionally, 19-inch wheels can be added along with a power two-panel premium sunroof.
The 2007 Acadia sport-utility is one of the most comfortable sedan-like vehicles that GMC ever built. It has a very spacious cabin that's functional, too. All of the Acadia models come equipped with the third-row seating that is folding with various configurations of either 2-2-3 style or 2-3-3 layout for the bench or captain’s chairs. The first-row seating and the second-row are very spacious, whereas the third row can feel a little cramped for adults. The cargo total volume is just about 117 cubic feet and over 19 cubic feet just in the area behind the backseats, which is more than most automobile trunks.
The standard interior features include air-conditioning in the front and rear, power accessories, CD/MP3 six-speaker stereo system, cruise control, and remote keyless entry on the base SLE models. Stepping to the SLT1 level will add leather seating, power/heated front seats, audio controls that are built into the steering wheel, premium 10-speaker Bose audio system that has a subwoofer, along with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. The SLT2 level gains the satellite radio and back-seat entertainment system for fun on the road. Options also include audio controls in the cargo area and a navigation system.
Performance & Handling
The all-new 2007 GMC Acadia has front-wheel drive with an option of all-wheel drive in the crossover utility vehicle. Powered by the new 3.6-liter V-6 and generates 275 horsepower with 251 lb-ft of torque, the Acadia has a unique combination of V-6 with the automatic six-speed transmission. This assists the larger-size, lighter-weight SUV to have a brisk, smooth acceleration with solid cruising power. The Acadia SUV has a very good fuel economy with the drivetrain configuration, too.
The active AWD system makes the best use of traction when on slippery roads while supplying the stability to the rear wheels. The fuel economy slightly suffers with the four-wheel driving all the time.
The GMC Acadia has a numerous quantity of modern safety features, including anti-lock brakes, tire monitor, and stability control system. Sensors can determine an imminent rollover and provides increased containment for passengers. Added features are complete curtain airbags for each row of seats, seatbelts having load limiters, OnStar, and downloadable navigation capabilities.
EPA Fuel Economy
GMC Acadia: 16/24 mpg city/highway
- Ride quality is smooth
- Excellent cargo space
- Easy accessible seats in third row
You Won't Like
- Minor deficiencies in interior trim
- Off-road capability is not practical
Offers plenty of comfort for eight occupants, AWD traction, and an ample range of lavish options.
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