2007 GMC Acadia Review

The newly released 2007 GMC Acadia is replacing the GMC Envoy, which is going away. The big difference? Well, everything. For starters, the Acadia is a crossover / SUV, based on a unibody ‘car’ type platform. The outgoing Envoy is body-on-frame, a true ‘SUV’ design. The Acadia also has FWD standard, which means better control in poor weather situations, without the added cost of 4WD or AWD. Although there is an AWD system available, if you want to pony up the extra $$. The interior is light years ahead of the Envoy, and the ride should be better as well. The big improvement here is gas mileage – we’re looking at EPA estimates of 18 city / 26 highway. While I don’t expect anyone to approach these numbers, they are still a big improvement. Is the GMC Acadia good enough to recommend to a friend? Read on to find out.

2007 GMC Acadia Specs

  • 3.6 Liter V6 good for 275 HP and 251 lb-ft of torque
  • Estimated EPA mileage of 18 city / 26 highway
  • SLE / SLT1 / SLT2 Trim levels
  • StabiliTrak stability control system
  • OnStar† with one year Direction & Connections Service Plan
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels

2007 GMC Acadia Reviews

The Washington Post reviews the 2007 GMC Acadia and looks favorably at it compared to the Outlook- ‘Thus, the Acadia, with its bold but tasteful upscale trim, its enhanced four-wheel suspension and its array of electronic gadgetry, such as a heads-up display system that projects vehicle speed and other operational information on the windshield, looks and feels richer than the Outlook. Its exterior design, in keeping with the heritage of GM’s GMC Truck Division, is more aggressive than that of the Outlook.’

Nina Kim at Cars.com reviews the 2007 GMC Acadia and writes – ‘All-disc antilock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system and an electronic stability system come standard, along with six airbags. There are dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags in the first row and side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats. Traction control comes standard in front-wheel-drive models.’

Popular Mechanics notes that the 2007 GMC Acadia will get some interesting upgrades – a Denali trim level, as well as an all-new V8 engine.

Autobytel has their ‘first drive’ review of the 2007 GMC Arcadia up – here’s what they have to say – ‘Back in the old days, GMC built trucks for work duty, so little attention was paid to interior comfort or ergonomics. Times have obviously changed, and one look inside the 2007 Acadia shows that GMC has kept pace. With seating for seven or eight, the brand’s first crossover is spacious, with an attractive and functional layout and premium touches such as leather upholstery and chrome accents.’

Car and Driver reviews the 2007 GMC Acadia and writes – ‘For anyone used to the sloppy road manners of full-size truck-based SUVs, the Acadia is a revelation. The steering is precise and accurate, the handling is poised, body control in the twisties is excellent, and the ride is well controlled and supple. Head toss is minimal compared with, say, a GMC Yukon. The brakes have a firm pedal feel, and are able to woe the 5000-pound Acadia with aplomb.’

Published on December 22, 2006 in GMC

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