2009 GMC ACADIA

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$9,999
$1,858
above average
125,720 Miles
15,287
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 125720
Color: BLACK
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.6L V6 24V GDI DOHC
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Stockton, CA
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Option & Equipment

2nd and 3rd row head airbags
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio System Premium Brand Speakers: Bose
Audio system security
Automatic front air conditioning
Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Compass
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Digital Audio Input
Driver and passenger heated-cushion
driver and passenger heated-seatback
Dual front air conditioning zones
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic rearview mirror
External temperature display
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Front and rear reading lights
Front fog/driving lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes,1st
Fuel Capacity: 22.0 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 17 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 24 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Instrument
Leather seat upholstery
Leather/metal-look shift knob trim
Leather/metal-look steering wheel trim
Machined aluminum rims
Manual Folding Third Row Seat
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 7.8 s
Max cargo capacity: 117 cu.ft.
Metal-look center console trim
Metal-look dash trim
Metal-look door trim
MP3 player
Multi-source Rear Audio System
OnStar Directions & Connections
Passenger Airbag
Power windows
Privacy glass: Deep
Radio Data System
Rear air conditioning with separate controls,60-40 Third Row Seat
Rear buckets
Rear heat ducts with separate controls
Rear spoiler: Lip
Remote activated exterior entry lights
Remote power door locks
Roof rails
Side airbag
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Stability controll with anti-roll
Surround Audio
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire specific
Total Number of Speakers: 10
Trip computer
Turn signal in mirrors
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV II
Wheel Diameter: 18
Wheel Width: 7.5
XM AM/FM/Satellite Radio
XM Satellite Radio

Recalls & Defects

VIN 1GKER33D39J193543 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

GM IS RECALLING 16,667 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, AND SATURN OUTLOOK VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, 'SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.' THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IN THE SECOND OR THIRD ROW THAT IS MISSING A RIVET.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
  Based on 77 reviews

GMC disappoints BIG TIME!

1
GMC disappoints BIG TIME on 09/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 1

This was the most expensive mistake I have ever made. This vehicle requires constant trips to the dealership. I have had the timing chains done twice (under warranty), coil packs (1,3 & 5) engine de-sludged, recall after recall. The dealership suggested I consider if I want to invest any more money in this vehicle. I purchased this vehicle because of the size to accommodate my family. GMC disappoints BIG TIME. I will buy foreign when I unload this LEMON.

Poor Overall Vehicle

1
Joe on 06/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

Everything....My Vehicle has 129k for 7 years old. Based on our driving it should easily have 200k. That's how long we were out Vehicle. good thing for warranty...within the for 6 months at dealer, etc. list of items wrong. steering, fuel injectors, engine lights, sensors, and now timing chain.

Nothing but transmission problems & noises

2
Kasey Fiorella on 03/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

I have had nothing but issues with the transmission in my 2009 Acadia since I bought it. When the recall came out I had an issue with my transmission regarding some of the issues in included with the 3-5-R Waveplate recall but not all of them. I am now at 126k miles and GMC will do nothing to help me. I have talked to multiple people and the one person who gave her extension and said she would help, I cannot reach. What do I do? It is going to cost $3,000 to rebuild the transmission and my husbands truck is about to kick the bucket. My husband has a 2008 GMC avalanche and it has 315k miles on it!! Amazing truck. I am currently rethinking whether or not we will be spending any more money with GMC. Why put a deadline on a faulty item in a vehicle. If it's bad it's bad!! I think the service departments at the dealerships are told to make people happy but don't work too hard towards assisting them with warranty issues, this will take too much time. Get this, while my vehicle was in the shop for the hundredth time someone from the dealership called and offered me $6k for my car because the manager told him to. Are you joking?!! GM really needs to step up on this one or Toyota will be getting my husbands business and my daughters next year.

Piece of junk

3
Rebecca donahue on 02/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

I have had this car for 3 years,that's 2 1/2 years to long. If you have kids do not purchase this vehicle. It WILL leave you setting along the road a lot. It has left me setting for the last time,once it's fixed it will find a new home. Have had the timing chain replaced, coil packs go bad all the time,and the last breakdown I have no idea what it is yet. Millionaires vehicle!!! You have to be a millionaire to keep up with the break downs. I would not recommend anyone getting one. I will never own another 3.6 engine vehicle!

Like a Toddler - This car needs constant attention

2
Tiffany on 01/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 1

In 2014 we bought a 2009 with 60,000 miles. It was a one owner vehicle with low miles. Nearing a year later and not even putting 10,000 miles on it we have had to have continuous repairs done. Luckily we purchased the extended warranty offered thru the bank. The navigation went out. The front day running light burned out. The lift gate stopped working. Replaced the entire exhaust system. Replaced the Rack and Pinion, tie rods, steering hose, front and rear brakes. I am now hearing a vibrating rattle noise and just noticed that the rear heat does not work and blows cold air. Overall the car blows!

Do not buy this car!

2
Scott M. Combs on 08/17/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 2

Lots of electronic and mechanical issues. Many trips to the dealer. Rack and pinion went out $2200, 3 fuel injectors $1800, struts $400, lots of electrical sensors and mystery check engine issues. Would not buy another GMC!

Good & bad points

3
chickaroo on 07/08/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Overall, while I like many of the practical, daily-use aspects of the Acadia, which is why I ended up buying this car (see fave features below), the mechanical unreliability would probably cause me not to buy a GMC again. I was hoping American car manufacturers had figured out the quality-thing. In the past, we've owned several Toyotas & Hondas and, while I'm "all American", next time I'll go back to the more reliable brands.

Waste of my money

3.1
wilsonmom on 07/01/2014

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this vehicle with 30,000 miles 2 1/2 years ago with all of my savings. I wanted a vehicle that was sturdy, built well and going to last me at least 4 years. Now, 2 1/2 yrs later the transmission is blown, it needs a timing belt (which requires dropping the engine), rack and pinion needs replacing, both rear control arms are bad, and the catalytic converter is bad. This is besides the 10 other times its been into the dealer or repair shop in the 2 1/2 years for other problems. Now this vehicle is worth nothing for trade in and I have no choice but to pay over $6,000 in repairs. I spent $28,000 on this car, for what?!?! Two years of nothing but trouble. Never again GMC

2009 GMC Acadia FIRE

2.8
njustman on 08/24/2013

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

One month ago I took my 2009 GMC Acadia to the dealer because I noticed a smell and steam coming from it. They did some minor repairs and wanted me to bring it back in a few days for more work as they spotted a small oil leak but couldn't figure out where it was coming from. The next day after driving the vehicle 20 miles when I put it into park there was smoke coming through the vents. It quickly went from what appeared to be overheating, although no warning lights ever came on, to a full fire! I was able to get my children and sister out of the vehicle. I called 911 and fire responders put the fire out. Thankfully no one was injured.

Review of 2009 Acadia @ 75k

3.1
dgin on 05/04/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

We're the 2nd owners of this car; we picked it up at around 63k. In the last 1.5 years, we've definitely had a few things go wrong with it that were out of the norm. 1) Ignition coils 3 & 3 went bad and had to be replaced along with corresponding spark plugs. 2) 2 of the 3 seat belt housings in the 2nd row seats broke. Seat belt mechanism still worked though. 3) Rough idle due some minor sludging; this was remedied with a good fuel injector cleaning and oil change. 4) Catalytic converter kicked back a low performance code and was subsequently replaced. Good thing we bought it from to include an extended warranty which covered it all. Sad, but we really like the car otherwise.

Time to Sell...Maybe???

4.8
joemerchant47 on 01/08/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have an '09 Acadia,well pleased.Had only one problem-rattle in A pillar.Dealer replaced trim-fixed.Headlight recall.No big deal.Bulletin/recall notifying possible stretching of timing chain.Took car in to reset computer for more frequent oil changes.I change more often than recommended anyway.Talked to mechanic,he hadn't gotten one back in yet for repair but said engine had to come out to replace chain.Power train warranty increased by GM to 100K.Here's my problem.We don't travel much.My car is just about to turn 26K miles so by the time any major problem occurs my warranty will have run out.Is it time to sell this car which is now in excellent condition?

Don't waste your time or money

2.9
motherof3nj on 12/16/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We are a family of 5 and my husband I wanted to purchase a vehicle that was not a minivan. With this in mind we looked for vehicles that had the 2nd row captain chairs and were in our price range. After searching we set our hearts on the Acadia. Sadly two days after purchasing the low tire pressure signal kept coming on. We had to return to the dealer for a spark plug to be replaced. However, when my husband picked up the car the next day all things went down hill. He left the dealership and the the car stalled. We were told that there was a problem with the transmission. Four weeks later and they were still repairing the transmission. Thats when we returned the car. So disappointed!!

Stay away!

2.3
see1 on 11/16/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We bought this car 3 years ago because of the comfort of the 3rd row seat and cargo space. We have had numerous electrical issues, seat belts and tire sensor issues and replacement of the rack and pinion steering. We paid $400 to have the headlight replaced! Within the last month we have had to replace 3 engine mounts that ROTTED (car is kept in a garage but mechanic says this happens to "all" cars!). 2 weeks after that the transmission failed. We bought this car because it was big enough for our family. Now we don't even feel it's safe enough to put our family in. The steering wheel squeaks everytime you turn the wheel and the dash board shakes at high speeds. Awful!!

2009 acadia in cab air filter

2.4
karen105 on 11/15/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Never have had such a bad experance before! Purchased this used SUV this last July from Gilbert Ford in Moscow, Id. Drove this car home and when I got on a country road, which is gravel the air conditioning started blowing dirt into the cabin. There is NO in cab air filter!!! Thus the whole enviorment, durt, allergens and fumes are taken into the cab with you. Complained to dealer and at this time still do NOT have a filter in place. After sale service is horrible at the above dealership. If your thinking of buying an Acadia older than a 2012 make sure there is an in cab filter if you want to be able to breath.

Stay Away - It's Time for a Class Action Suit

2.4
lynnlove62 on 11/05/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased my 2009 Acadia new in 2009. Within the first month, Tire pressure sensor was bad, Service engine soon light came on twice, had to replace Rack inpinion within the first year, Water pump went out, traction control/antilock break/stabilitrack system sensors have been replaced/reset/you name it, numerous times and still is not fixed, head lights went out and they tired to charge me over $400 for the repair which i refused, received a recall for the headlights exactly one month later, vehicle rolls back when in gear if i'm on an incline (drastic roll back), seatbelts had a sensor problem twice, airbags had a sensor problem twice, and i'm out of space for the rest..............

A 3 year old car should not have these problems!

3.5
nhkathyc on 08/28/2012

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

That is what I was told by three different mechanics ... "A 3 year old car with 58K miles should not have these problems" My car failed the state inspection this year because it was leaking power steering fluid. The mechanic told me this but then asked me to come out so he could show me more concerns. In addition to the power steering fluid leak there were 3 oil leaks. 1 from the crank case and 1 from the transfer case that were especially concerning to him. Also, my A/C is not working right & my car had begun to overheat that day and I had to keep pulling over to let it cool down just to make it to the mechanic. He told me to get it right into the dealership. I did & left a LOT poorer!

GMC Acadia 2009

3.4
taram1 on 07/18/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I just posted a review about my first suv now this is after I traded that in for a year older model to see if it was better because I just love it. Sadly I found my self so disappointed. At 55,000 something miles the battery kept going dead. I took it to a mechanic and he performed a full checkup and found the alternator went bad. I couldn't believe it...it was happening again. Inw just so torn because I really love this car. I knew even if I fixed the 800.00 repair on top of my car payment...later it would happen again. Today I left GMC and sold my car to a Volvo dealer and now have an XC90. I'll post on this experience as well in time. Please GMC keep gm here in the USA and not China

I love my Acadia!

5
ashrae9504 on 06/14/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had a single problem with my GMC 09 Acadia. I bought my brand new with 9 miles on it in December of 08. Has gotten me everywhere across the midwest with all my trips. It's pretty good on gas mileage for a SUV. The only problem I have had to take it to a GMC dealership to get fixed is the 2 recalls which they fixed and paid me, and leaks in my tires which set off my tire system sensor. But i work in a construction field so therefor the slow leaks were due to a nail in my tires. And oh yeah the other thing was to reset my sensor for Air bags. But I have never had anything fixed and I have had this vehicle for 3-1/2 years brand new. Love this vehicle!!!!!!!!

Wish I could drive my Arcadia - still in the shop :(

3.6
paulgueho on 05/28/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased my Arcadia one month ago & Have only been behind the wheel for only a week - three days after purchasing it I got it home & the DVD player quit working & it had to be replaced then the check engine light came on & I had it checked & the 3rd cylinder wasn't firing then the A/C quit blowing cold- so I took it in & after a bunch of mumbo-jumbo it was fixed so all problems were fixed by the dealership but this has been a very poor car buying experience & I do not think that I will ever get a new or GMC ever again - I just don't feel comfortable or safe with my family in it taking trips & I am waiting for more problems to occour ...............

Power Steering

2.4
hayley1 on 03/02/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my 2009 GMC Acadia on December 27, 2010. Before I made may first payment my power steering went out. Got it back had it two weeks, and once again the power steering went out almost caused us to flip. It has been in the shop more than I have had it. It only has 24,000 miles. This car makes me very nervous! Not for sure I even want it back this round.

Mixed Emotions

3.1
tank26 on 01/10/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought my 2009 Acadia in May of 2010 with 24,727 mi on it. So far, I have had to take it back to have one of the middle seat plastic seatbelt covers replaced, the cover for one of the middle seat pull downs replaced, and now the plastic at the base of the gear shift has slipped off of the top part and there are wires exposed. Needless to say, I agree with the statement about the cheap plastic parts. I also agree about the chrome lining around the radio and all of the AC vents. It there’s bright sun light, it gets you from one angle or another; no matter what.

STAY AWAY!!!!!

1.3
chellelynn1962 on 12/31/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased my 2009 Acadia March 09. Had rack and pinion replaced, seatbelt sensor, tire sensor, keyless remote collapsed/not covered by bumper to bumper, frame around 2nd row seats coming apart not covered, inside pat of front driver/passenger door coming apart, not covered. Vehicle is a piece of expensive junk, substandard equipment and GMC has no customer relations. Save yourself the trouble and stay away. The bumper to bumper warranty is limited and that is not stated at time of purchase. You find this out after the fact.

2007 GMC Acadia

2.5
tjbo on 12/30/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

.Very unreliable car. I have had for over 3 years now with the folliwng problems. Steering gear box needed to be replced. Purge soleniod (part of exhaust system) needed to be replaced, leak in monn roof, had to replace two struts at $50k miles, had to replace the transmission at 55k miles. Worst car I have ever owned. Response from GM has been poor at best. They could care less about customer satisfaction. Will never buy a GM prodict again

Beware - Transmission/Throttle

4
SLC David on 09/30/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Good feature set. Zippy engine. But throttle lag and inability of the transmission/engine to hold on even the slightest slope make the car dangerous. If stopped on a slight slope the car will drift back - while in D - unless you are on the gas or brake. It's like driving a manual transmission. And throttle lags on takeoff. So if you're not very diligent you may find yourself drifting backward into whatever is behind. Never had an SUV (of many over the years) with this problem. Took it to dealer and they said this was not a defect - all Acadias are this way. Tranny is also easy to "panic" if you floor it, the thing panics to a low gear often beyond the power curve so you end up going nowhere.

Best SUV ever!

4.9
GMC Acadia on 09/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price, this is the best value SUV product on the market today. I simply love to drive my Acadia. The exterior design is very attractive. The interior is awesome and has the right space for the kids, entertained with the DVD in the back, plus the extra 3rd bench seats for friends. On long trips we just fold down the 3rd bench for a spacious luggage area. Even then, we can store luggage on the roof rack. Great SUV, great ride and great design. Congrats to GMC.

Acadia vs Yukon

3.8
bill on 08/23/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my '06 Yukon for a '09 Acadia. At the time gas was $$ and I felt compelled to get a better mileage vehicle. Oops! I paid more for the Acadia than I would have for another Yukon (with the factory and dealer spiffs they were giving back then). Turns out my Yukon got BETTER mileage! The Acadia is O.K., looks good, reliable, etc, but it is more like driving a van than an SUV. My only complaint is the acceleration hesitation in wet and cold weather, which nobody can seem to fix. Other than that, no problems at all in the first 20k miles. But, next time around, Im back to a Yukon.

The Fuel Injectors Stopped Working

3.5
15monthsapart on 08/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I've had my Acadia for almost two years, come February. Two of the fuel injectors started leaking two weeks ago. The engine light came on at the same time my engine started smoking and hesitating in rush hour traffic. OnStar ran a diagnostic and reported the findings to me. I had it towed in to the dealer, they wouldn't tell me the problem until I told them that OnStar had already made it known to me. Four days later I drove my Acadia back home and fumes were coming through the air vents. I took it back to the dealer. They said the other fuel injectors had stopped working. I'm not an auto mechanic, but this is bad, right?

Crap 2009 Acadia

1.3
fastestnascar on 07/24/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Crap Acadia Says: 2009 Acadia purchased from Andy Mohr Pontiac in Noblesville 4-22-09. Great ride and power for an SUV, however, very strange odor when first turning on blower motor, it simply stinks! Power door locks will not operate when shifting into park intermittently, has happened at least a dozen or more times when putting in park , dealer states it is a “loose relay” after visiting them twice now, and they state it is good to go now. Not a good feeling being trapped! I state it is good to go get my lawyer a call due to GM cannot fix this $41,000 piece of crap! Your Acadia power door lock system will also fail, just a matter of time!

Great (but not perfect) vehicle

4.4
Scott on 06/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

As another reviewer pointed out, the front seat headrest design isn't great. Fortunately, this is my wife's car. It replaced a Grand Caravan--AWD was a big selling feature, and did not disappoint last winter. Interior noise is surprisingly low. Gas mileage isn't great, but isn't that different from the Grand Caravan. If you're looking for a fuel miser, this definitely isn't the vehicle for you. The only other complaint is that the vehicle is so wide that many parking spaces are tight squeezes. This often leads to door dings.

Love My Acadia!

4.9
Kat on 04/30/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a 2004 Saturn Vue AWD V6 for the 2009 Acadia SLT 2. I love driving it (and I do it a lot!) and my friends are very comfortable on trips we take to go to conferences. I've gotten better than advertised MPG (22/26) with mixed driving. The Bluetooth is great and the sound system is better than any other car I've ever had. I have XM Radio and I love listening to great music when I'm on the road. I use the On-Star turn by turn navigation and that has been exceptionally useful. The seats front and back are very comfortable and access is easy. I have had NO problems with the vehicle.

Uncomfortable at any speed

2.6
julian lupenski on 04/02/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

Drivers seat lumbar feels like someone is poking you in the back. Uses a piston instead of bladder so I'm told by dealership. Passenger seat has more comfort. Sluggish at takeoff when cold. Muffler and other components are ripe for damage. Placement below frame. Do not recommend anyone to buy.

I wish I bought a Pilot

3.5
John on 03/21/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

I had a Honda Pilot for the last 7 years. I loved that car. We bought the Acadia because we really liked the look of the outside. Now that we have owned it a few months the feel of the car has taken a toll. The interior plastic features are really cheap and the doors are not solid like they were in our Honda when you close them. I don't know why they used chrome trim in the interior it is a constant distraction when driving. The back seat floor area is a great crumb catcher for my two girls. I think the passenger seats gave up comfort when they made them slide and such as they do, nice that they slide but comfort was given up in our opinion when GMC did this.

Comfortable, well-built SUV

4.1
Scott on 02/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle used (15000 miles) and have had it for about 3 months (2000 miles) and am very satisfied. Lots of features (some things I haven't even tried yet) and everything is well designed and executed. I got the Acadia to tow and it has the highest capacity in its class. The 3rd row seat is very roomy and with that seat folded, the cargo room is very large. The only disappointment is the fuel economy. I've always got better mileage than advertised from vehicles I've owned, until this one. Average MPG is 19 (80/20 highway/city driving). Other than that, I have no complaints.

Still no remorse!

4.4
SO Cal Man on 01/04/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car/truck is a very good vehicle for the money. I have not had any issues with features or functions everthing works as expected. My kids love the Acadia and I still gets double looks from people on the street. I looked at all the others Acura MDX, Mazda CX9, Lexus RX, Ford Flex and read all the reviews but kept coming back to the Acadia. The styling and features are very impressive.

Great Car To Drive...When It Starts

3.4
Kelly on 01/03/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We are heading back to dealer again for repairs on our Acadia which we have owned for only 9 months. We have added roadside assistance to our speed dial after having to call for problems with battery, starter, and fuel pump. This is our first and last GMC purchase.

Love my Acadia

4.9
Iteach26kids on 01/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Researched vehicles for a year before purchase & kept coming back to the Acadia. Had been a mini-van driver for 12 years. Loved the stylish exterior. Looks tough. Great acceleration and drives excellent on highway. Very smooth & quiet even a high speeds. Does have some blind spots but could be due to my 5ft height. My 6-ft husband thinks space is tight in the passenger seat, but loves driving it. LOVE the Bluetooth hands-free calling feature. After I got mine, 2 other teachers @ my school bought the same! All agree it's their favorite car yet.

Great SUV

4.8
William Daly on 12/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a loaded 2002 Trailblazer LTZ for the loaded Acadia SLT2. As much as I loved the LTZ, this one has it beat in every way (except the LTZ had the rain sensor wipers). Only 4 months old but the milage is better than the LTZ even with AWD. The headsup display is great as are the heated/cooled seats. Enough storage space with the rear seat folded down, but plenty more with the second row captain's seats folded down. Really soomth ride with plenty of power. The Nav system is superior to my old Garmin unit. Not crazy about the plastic chrome interior trim. Looks cheap. Could use an upgrade in this area. All in all more than satisfied.

EXCELLENT CHOICE IN CROSSOVERS

5
krishnameee on 11/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been throughly stunned at the ride of this crossover. Pricey but worth the money. GM needs to look at some extras to keep the customers happy like seat memory standard on SLTs. Turning radius and fuel efficiency was very good. I topped at 27 MPG at 59 MPH freeway. I have driven about 400 miles so far and very satisfied

No wonder GM went bankrupt

3.5
Dan on 10/31/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

We've had the car for about a year and a half. Put plenty of miles on it. It breaks every month. Its been back to the dealer 16 times since we've had it. Leaks, trans problems, failed water pump, electrical problems, brake problems, rear hatch lifters, etc. Whenever I see someone who has put all 10s in their edmunds review, I immediately discount those reviews as someone who is congratulating themselves for a purchase, rather than reviewing a car. The amount of lemon law lawsuits over the Acadia is stunning. Too bad actually, because this could have been a great car, but unfortunately, GM has too many problems as a company to take care of their customers.

Updated Review

5
Geoff Chamberlain on 10/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just a quick update on our ownership expierience so far.We are happy with our Acadia and the nit picks are very few ( and minor ).I just put on the winter tires , Bridgestone Blizzaks ,fuel milage is getting better with more miles on the vehicle,great on long trips,kids love it,better sound system should be standard for the price,effortless to drive on the highway (120 km/h)very quiet inside.

So far, So good...wait, So GREAT!

5
jcavfish on 10/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife, baby boy, and I shopped for our new vehicle for about a month. We test drove Lexus's, to Toyota's, to Volvo's, etc...you name it, were were there. We were in the market for an SUV/Crossover. After driving them all, we found the Acadia to be the clear winner on all fronts: great & smooth ride for a large vehicle; super spacious; great gas mileage for this size of car (don't agree w/ other folks who are voicing their concerns about the true MPH?); and all the functionality one would want w/ a car in this class. We have had the car for two mos and are 100% satisfied w/ our purchase. Should n e thing go wrong, the 100k warranty should cover us...A+ car;oh, 5 star crash rating too

Good family vehicle

4
Scott on 09/27/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Traded in 2001 Yukon for 2009 Acadia. Similar passenger and storage space as Yukon. Occupies roughly same garage space. Acadia ride more comfortable. Similar turning radius. More visible plastic on interior, particularly dashboard and doors. Unlike Yukon, Acadia's 3rd row seats fold flat. Would recommend to others with children looking for family vehicle but interested in SUV rather than minivan.

Best thing about it.. its not a minivan

4.5
hya on 09/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I live in Canada, and have 3 very active boys who all play hockey. So l bought this SUV for all of us to travel around from arena to arena lugging around hockey equipment. Was pleasently suprised on the ride and the preformance. The interior has too much cheap looking plastic for my liking, but since it is getting alot of abuse, it seems to hold up to it. Gets decent gas milage for a vehicle its size. Had a issue with the defrost when l first purchased it. Dealer had to change whole venting system, but other than that, nothing. Tires are very hard to find for it.

Best SUV Ever?

5
DrumDawg on 09/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This may be the best SUV ever. It is a large vehicle so it feels safe. Get's good gas mileage yet has loads of power. The inside feels like a honda odessey except it has more style and loads much more upscale. This vehicle is great for a man or woman and really is a step up from a car or mini van. This is the best SUV yet!

Beware of Estimated MPG's

4.6
BRBall on 09/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All around I love my new Acadia. But beware of the sticker estimated MPG's. The sticker says 17cty/24hwy, my actual so far has been 13cty/17hwy. If I had known this before my decision may have changed on buying an Acadia. All but the poor MPG's I love my new Acadia.

great crossover

5
rkt on 08/30/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I believe this GMC is probably the best, quietest, smooth riding vehicle I have ever owned. Great looks, good performance, great quality built, all round great car.

MPG not as advertised

3.8
phil on 08/26/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Acadia is fun to drive and comfortable on 3 long trips we have made. It has lots of room for about anything, but the mpg we are getting is not even close to the advertised mpg. Made a trip to Canada and pulled my small aluminum boat and got only 12.25 mpg on 2500 miles. my overall mpg is now averaging 15.50. I only get 17 on the interstate with normal 65-70 speed. GM customer service did not seem to care what mpg we got, so just pushed me off and said sorry.

Buying American

5
Peg Cathcart on 08/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven Japanese for years, but decided to give GMC a try, first with a 2005 Sierra Truck and now with the 2009 Acadia. I have never been happier. My 2009 GMC AWD Acadia SLE is fully stocked, including dual sunroof, LCD screen, folding sideview mirrors, back up camera, heated seats, Bose sound system, tri-coat platinum finish, luxury leather interior, bluetooth technology, remote start, and more. My Acadia is a beauty. We average 6'3 in my family. Amazingly everyone is comfortable - even on cross county trips. The Acadia is easy to maneuver, accelerates with easy, gives a quiet ride and epitomizes the best in luxury and savings.

FX-35 to Acadia

4.9
McClenna on 08/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving an fx-35 for four years, it was time for more room, but didn't want to give up the fun ride! Gmc has a winner with this one. Great spacing. Love the seating arrangement, sound system and blue tooth. Much quieter than the fx and smoother. Gas mileage is still in question, but so far am loving this crossover!

Used to be a Honda Owner

4.9
Geoff Chamberlain on 08/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We`ve just traded our 2007 Honda odessy for a 09 Acadia, great vehicle. Feels big because it is, fun to drive, good looks, roomy interior and the kids loike it too. Gets expensive very quickly if you aren`t careful with the options, in dash 6 cd changer should be standard as well as a back up camera. Overall ( so far ) a great choice and a much better value then the Honda.


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