"We were expecting a child and wanted something larger than my wife's Nissan Murano. In 2007 we bought a loaded 2007 Tahoe LTZ. It had every conceivable option and was very comfortable on the road. The disadvantage was that it was not very good on fuel, but we knew that going in. After about 18 months my wife decided that it was too large for her and she wanted something smaller. We shopped almost every crossover and ended up with a 2008 GMC Acadia. I was skeptical going in, but have been proven wrong on almost every account. The 3rd row seats are much easier to deal with in the Acadia which is nice. It also seems that there is more room for the second row passengers which doesn't make sense since the Tahoe is a bigger vehicle. Overall the Acadia has done a great job for us and has been relatively trouble-free. The only issue we had was a plugged drain leading to a leaking sunroof. I don't drive it much, but I will say that it seems to downshift often on very small hills. The mileage is also 3-6mpg better than the Tahoe which is nice. I would not hesitate to buy an Acadia if you are thinking about one."
"I bought this car new because we needed more room for our growing family. It fits my family of five with room to spare. We have two Britax car seats in the two middle row seats. Anyone who knows Britax knows how big those things really are. We also travel frequently. I have owned the car now for a little over a year and a half and already have almost 40000 miles on it. I have a 2008 AWD and on the highway when traveling and completely loaded I usually average around 22 mpg. Empty averaging 60% hwy/40% city I get around 19 mpg. The only problem I have experienced with it is the passenger airbag sensor under the seat. It is very sensitive and should have a cover placed in front of it. My purse or my daughters feet always seem to end up against it. Also, the tracks for the sliding captain seats in the middle row need some kind of covers on them to keep debris out of them. With three kids mine stay pretty dirty. I did purchase the aftermarket floormats that are custom made to go in the Acadia and they work really well for protecting the whole carpeted area. Other than those couple of things I LOVE my car. I also wanted to mention the automatic liftgate on the back is something that I didn't think that I needed. However, this is one of my favorite things on the vehicle as well as the heads up display. The heads up display took a while to get used to at first but once used to it you won't want to do without it. There is also a little light that shines down on the gearshift and cup holders when the headlights are on, which is really handy. When this one wears out on us I will be buying another one."
"I've had my Acadia (FWD) for 7 months and have put 34000 miles on it without one repair. My mileage is running around 18 city to 22 hiway. In the early stages the transmission shifting was more noticeable, but that has seemed to smooth out. I find it capable of accelerating just fine, so did a friendly police officer. I've really been satisfied with this vehicle and like many others the space is great as well as the ride and looks."
"This car is perfect for anyone who needs to be able to go in the snow in any weather. It feels so safe when you are driving it. The ride is smooth and quiet. The handling is great. I have room for anything I need to put in it as all of the seats lay down. We don't have the towing package but we do have a trailer hitch on it and it pulls our 12ft utility trailer loaded with wood with ease. I can't say enough about this car. My 1 and only complaint is the gas mileage. It fits 7 passengers, 6 comfortably. The interior is spacious and when people get in the car for the first time, they say, "Wow! This is really nice!" The most wonderful feeling is when you're standing in a car lot full of cars and you say, nothing else interests me, I have the car I want."
"We purchased a 2011 Acadia SLT brand new. Our Acadia has the towing package and the dual moonroof features. Overall, we love the vehicle. My husband, Dad, and brother are all really tall men and the vehicle is comfortable for them. Even with seven passengers, everyone has room. The ride of the Acadia is fantastic. All the features are easy to operate and we have had no mechanical or warranty issues.
If I had to pick a negative, it would be the gas mileage. We have never achieved the milage ratings that are advertised. All in all, this is a very nice vehicle."