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2007 GMC Acadia

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2007 GMC Acadia Review

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The Acadia is the first crossover SUV sold by GMC and shares its structure and many of its features with the Saturn Outlook and the Buick Enclave. The Acadia attempts to take the appearance and capabilities of an SUV and add a measure of practicality and efficiency. It seats up to eight people, has ample room for luggage or cargo and offers good fuel economy. Considering that most SUVs never leave paved roads, GMC expects the Acadia's street-focused ride, handling and available all-wheel drive to make up for its lack of off-road capability. Competitors of the Acadia include the Honda Pilot, Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need lots of room to haul people and cargo but hate the look of a minivan, you'll like the Acadia. It combines a large, usable interior and good gas mileage with attractive SUV-like exterior styling.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you are one of the few drivers who travel off-road in your SUV, the Acadia may not be for you. Its available all-wheel-drive system is designed to enhance traction during on-road driving, not during off-highway adventures.

What's New for 2007

As concerns about the environment and fuel costs drive consumers to look for alternatives to SUVs, the Acadia fills an important role for GMC. It allows the brand to establish a presence in the rapidly expanding category of crossover SUVs, where smart packaging and efficiency are more important than sheer size.

Driving the Acadia

Driving Impressions Thanks to a body-on-frame design and street-focused suspension, the Acadia drives more like a car than an SUV. Handling is good with precise steering response, controlled body lean and plenty...

of traction during cornering. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard, with an optional 19-inch wheel and tire package available, which sharpens handling without sacrificing a comfortable ride. The GMC Acadia accelerates swiftly but front-wheel-drive models suffer from noticeable torque steer. Many drivers will appreciate the raised seating position which gives a clear view of the road. However, a high belt line limits rearward visibility, making parking lot maneuvers more difficult.

Third-Row Seats
The third-row seats in the Acadia are roomy and bolstering on the seat backs makes extended journeys comfortable. Access to the rear seats is extremely easy thanks to a clever mechanism that slides the second-row seats out of the way.

Dual Sunroofs
The optional dual sunroofs add a feeling of spaciousness to the interior. The fixed rear sunroof features a large opening and a power sunshade for when the sunshine gets too intense.

2007 GMC Acadia Details
2007 GMC Acadia photo Interior

Inside, the GMC Acadia is roomy, versatile and utilizes high-quality materials. An attractive two-tone look is used throughout the Acadia lineup, with an available "brick interior" adding striking red surfaces for those with adventurous tastes. The Acadia can accommodate up to eight people in three rows, with ample head- and legroom for all. Wide rear-door openings and second-row seats that slide forward make getting into and out of the third row easy. Behind the third-row seats is an impressive 19.7 cubic feet of cargo space and, with second and third-row seats folded flat, cargo room expands to 116.9 cubic feet. The interior's usability is enhanced with numerous cup holders, storage spaces and additional storage beneath the rear cargo area.

Exterior
2007 GMC Acadia photo

With the Acadia, GMC smartly avoids the excessive body cladding that plagued some of General Motors' previous SUVs. The result is a handsome package that looks masculine and up-scale. Bulging fenders and standard 18-inch wheels give the Acadia a strong stance, with tasteful chrome accents and LED tail lamps adding a touch of class. A rear spoiler looks sporty and contributes to the Acadia's low aerodynamic drag. Other nice details include dual exhaust outlets with two chrome tips per side, chrome accents on the roof rails and beautifully-shaped headlamps.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The GMC Acadia is well-equipped and includes, as standard, GM's OnStar system with one year of complimentary service, AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and MP3 capability, seven-passenger seating, dual exhaust with chrome tips, rear spoiler, sliding second-row seats, fog lamps and 18-inch wheels. Safety features include StabiliTrak with rollover mitigation, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and six airbags.

Optional Equipment

GMC offers a variety of convenience and luxury features for the Acadia. Dual sunroofs and a rear entertainment system make the drive more enjoyable and, unlike with some vehicles, can be ordered together. The interior can be outfitted with a touch-screen DVD-based navigation system, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, premium audio with surround sound, XM Satellite Radio, a Head-Up Display, cargo area audio controls, rear park assist and eight-passenger seating. Exterior options include a power liftgate, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and an attractive 19-inch wheel package.

Under the Hood

The Acadia's strong 3.6-liter V6 uses variable valve timing and an electronic throttle to enhance responsiveness, delivers good engine power and provides a maximum tow rating of 4,500 pounds. The six-speed automatic transmission maximizes engine performance and helps the Acadia achieve excellent fuel economy for a vehicle of its size. However, the transmission can be slow to react to throttle inputs, resulting in delayed downshifts when trying to pass other vehicles.

3.6-liter V6
275 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/26 (FWD), 17/24 (AWD)

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2007 GMC Acadia Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 476 Ratings for the 2007 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Acadia is in great shape. has onluy18200 mi

By on Friday, June 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Has all the toys ecept sunroof."

Cons: "None, gas mileage is great for a SU"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This SUV has almost all the top of the line gizmos. Like the 4 bucket seats and 3rd row. I only put maybe 3000 miles on it for a total of 18100. I just want to try to get into a Challenger again. Bought one in 2011 off the lot w/ 7 miles on it. Didn't even care about payments or credit. . Traded 0r flipped 4 muscle cars since buying the Acadia. I owned a GMC envoy a few years back and that never gave me any trouble either. I owe about 20, 400 on the Acadia wan would sell it for a gain of 1000.00"

10 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Do not buy an Acadia

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "interior space"

Cons: "recalls recalls recalls"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The reason I am on this site is to look at the trade in value so we can get rid of this car as fast as we can and get something else. We had to bring it into the shop AGAIN for ANOTHER RECALL (third one within a years time)!! This time it's the Power Steering, it's leaking fluid and making a noise when turning and this matches the recall "bulletin" sent to us. It has been in the shop another time for an airbag sensor recall to be replaced, it has also been in the shop for a seatbelt anchor recall. I do like the amount of space in the car but the nicely designed interior is not going to get me and my family from point A to point B safely. I would stay away from this car and get something better."

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

mechanical problems after dealership serviced vehi

By on Sunday, June 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "nice handling and plenty of room"

Cons: "too many recalls"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Problems existed after dealership serviced it at 114000 put in new timing chain pkg. Nothing but problems with engine and lots of money thereafter since then at 144000 new timing chain pkg again. Which I don't think was the problem in the first place."

3 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I wish I could love this car

By on Saturday, May 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Design and interior are comfortable and roomy"

Cons: "Constant repair work and recalls"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I fell in love with this car for my large family, but it has been nothing but a money pit. It's never a good sign when the service manager closes the door and tells you that he wouldn't let his daughter by an Acadia and that I should unload the car as fast as possible before it costs me any more money. There are three main issues with the Acadias: transmission, the evaporator for the air conditioner, and the timing chain. This was told to me by two different mechanic shops independently. These are all very pricey fixes. Luckily for me the first two happened under warranty. The third evaporator is a costly fix due to how the car was designed and requires the front seats and dash to be pulled out of the car. Oftentimes the evaporator can be changed out in an hour, but because of the design it takes significantly longer. Long story short, I would avoid this car at all costs. It's a shame because design and comfort-wise it is awesome. The problem is that the time you will lose being out of work and sitting at the mechanic's shop will impact your cost of ownership and those kinds of things aren't reflected on any car site."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

quality fit and finish, quiet, great features,

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "quality, comfort, great sound, lots of storage,"

Cons: "floor mats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"a great crossover. tons of room. doesn't look or ride like a mini van. perfect ride height. easy to get in and out of. loading and unloading is at the perfect height. Quality and style is very good."

poor mechanical function

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 71,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"have always had honda,nissan, or toyota. can't beat the mechanical reliability and durability of these brands. decided to buy american, and although looks good, lots of comfort andconvenience, have had quite a lot of mechanical problems. I seem to get a recall notice at least once a month for something needing to be repaired or replaced. lots of inconvenience, who has time to constantly go to the dealership. would not buy again."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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