2008 GMC Acadia

Overview

The 2008 Acadia represents the leading edge of GMC design and technology. GMC's first crossover, it is a new expression of Professional Grade, and its unmatched versatility is expanding GMC's appeal to customers who might not otherwise consider a truck brand.

Built in a state-of-the-art facility that is setting new benchmarks for quality, the Acadia delivers unsurpassed cargo room and seating capacity, outstanding fuel economy, exceptional horsepower, the most accommodating seating in the segment, and the refined ride and handling of a luxury sedan.

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. 360 degrees of protection Acadia’s standard safety and security features include six air bags, StabiliTrak, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and one-year OnStar Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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  • 2. Unmatched ride and handling Acadia’s best-in-class ride and handling is the result of a low ride height, wide track, long wheelbase, and a strong, stiff Body Frame Integral (BFI) platform designed specifically for a crossover vehicle. Acadia’s 4-wheel independent suspension provides flat cornering, superior handling control and a smooth, car-like ride.
  • 3. Body Frame Integral platform The BFI architecture permits more precise body panel fit and a lower step-in height. In combination with its wider rear doors, Acadia’s lower step-in height provides easier entry, egress and cargo loading.
  • 4. 7- or 8-passenger capacity Acadia comes standard with driver and front passenger bucket seats and a comfortable 60/40 splitfolding third row. For every model, there are two second row alternatives for accommodating seven or eight passengers. For 7-passenger capability, choose the second row captain’s chairs (standard on SLT models). For 8-passenger capacity, choose the second row 60/40 split-folding bench (standard on SLE models).
  • 5. Standard second row SmartSlide seats GM-exclusive design folds the seats up vertically and slides them forward for easy and unparalleled access to the third row.
  • 6. Interior spaciousness Acadia’s car-like, low-and-away instrument panel enhances the feeling of spaciousness and provides a commanding view of the road ahead. Overall interior space approaches the roominess and comfort of a full-size SUV, with generous leg room in all three rows and with all seats folded the most cargo capacity in the segment.
  • 7. Dual SkyScape sunroof Acadia’s interior spaciousness can be enhanced by GMC’s first 2-panel sunroof that extends over the first two rows of seats. The large front panel has power open, close and tilt. The larger second panel is fixed and has a power-operated sunshade.
  • 8. Right-sized exterior Acadia is almost as long and wide as Yukon, but much lower in height, making Acadia appear to be a much smaller vehicle than it is. Its long wheelbase, wide track and lower height contribute to Acadia’s car-like ride and handling while still providing the interior seating comfort and cargo capabilities of a full-size SUV.
  • 9. Superior V6 performance A state-of-theart, all-aluminum 3.6L V6 with Variable Valve Timing, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder produces 275 hp and 251 lb.-ft. torque.
  • 10. Interior quietness Acadia’s best-in-class aerodynamics, tight exterior body-panel fit and flat-blade wiper design reduce wind noise, while extra-thick door glass helps keep it from coming into the cabin. Inside, Quiet Steel and other interior sound-deadening measures reduces noise intrusion.

Power & Handling

  • State-of-the-art 3.6L V6 with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) This all-aluminum engine provides an unbeatable combination of power, fuel efficiency, durability and superior NVH performance. 275 hp @ 6600 rpm. 251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm.
  • Acadia’s engine technology Dual overhead camshafts create high per-liter output. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) of intake and exhaust valves enables outstanding performance, fuel economy and emissions control. 4-cam phasing operation of the VVT system ensures linear torque delivery at all speeds. Electronic Throttle Control eliminates the traditional throttle cable for enhanced response and greater reliability.
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with Manual Shift Mode Compact design takes up no more room than a 4-speed unit but provides up to 8% better performance and up to 4% better fuel economy than a comparable vehicle with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Manual Shift Mode allows driver to manually select a gear range by activating buttons on the console-mounted shifter.
  • Available trailering provisions Includes heavy duty cooling, wiring and trailer hitch. Allows for 4500 lb. towing capacity.
  • Axle ratio 3.16
  • Maximum towing, lbs. (FWD/AWD) 4500/4500
  • Maximum payload, lbs. (FWD/AWD) 1676/1462
  • 4-wheel independent suspension Acadia’s smooth ride and agile handling come from a 4-wheel independent system that is tuned for ride and handling.
  • Front suspension Fully independent MacPherson-strut with direct-acting stabilizer bar and aluminum steering knuckles for lower unsprung weight.
  • Rear suspension Fully independent linked H-arm with an isolated mounting system to reduce NVH and aluminum knuckles and H-arms to reduce unsprung weight and improve vehicle dynamics.
  • StabiliTrak with Proactive Roll Avoidance Monitors and compares driver steering input vs. vehicle response and makes corrections that help the driver maintain control. Proactive Roll Avoidance further reduces the risk of rollover by managing braking forces and vehicle energy during certain lateral maneuvers.
  • Standard FWD Acadia provides the traction and superior interior packaging benefits of standard front-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive provides better starting traction than rear-wheel drive and is lighter in weight to help improve fuel economy.
  • Available Active Intelligent AWD system This advanced system provides automatic, fully electronic control for enhanced driving dynamics, near instantaneous response to changing traction conditions and superior traction in ALL driving conditions.
  • Class-leading ride and handling Body Frame Integral (BFI) architecture, specifically designed for Acadia, provides an exceptionally rigid, strong platform for superior handling. Additionally, the BFI architecture allows Acadia to have a lower coefficient of drag at 0.344 equal to a Corvette Z06
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering (Standard on SLE models) Provides precise, accurate steering and enhanced driver feedback.
  • Variable-effort rack-and-pinion steering (Standard on SLT models) This variable-assist system reduces effort at low speeds for easier parking and more nimble handling in slow-speed traffic conditions. As speed increases, effort also increases for more stable and predictable feel at highway speeds.
  • Class-leading brakes 4-wheel vented disc brakes are the largest in the segment for unsurpassed stopping power. Standard Antilock Braking System (ABS) allows steering control under hard braking and smooth, straight stops on slippery surfaces.
  • Largest standard wheels in-class 18" aluminum wheels (painted on SLE, machined on SLT) and P255/65R18 allseason, blackwall tires are standard on all models.
  • Available 19" wheels SLT models are available with 19" machined ultrabright aluminum wheels and P255/60R19 H-rated tires.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Convenience Package Includes Remote Start System, Remote Keyless Entry and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist. Standard on SLT-2; available on other models.
  • Preferred Package Includes 6-way power driver seat and 2-way power front passenger seat, and leather wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls. Standard on SLT-1; available on SLE.
  • Cargo Package Includes rear cargo shade and rear cargo net. Standard on SLT-2; available on other models.
  • Best-in-class styling and aerodynamics Acadia’s bold look, athletic stance, sleek lines and world-class fit and finish help it stand out in the segment. Its low 0.344 coefficient of drag helps reduce wind noise and improve fuel efficiency.
  • Exterior paint colors Deep Blue Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Liquid Silver Metallic, Blue-Gold Crystal Metallic, Medium Brown Metallic, Summit White, Red Jewel Tintcoat2, NEW Dark Crimson Metallic, NEW Carbon Black Metallic2, NEW Platinum Ice Tricoat3 (replaces White Diamond Tricoat mid model year).
  • Full-feature headlamps Automatic dual halogen projector headlamps are standard on all models. SLT-2 is also available with HID projector lamps.
  • SkyScape sunroof GMC’s first 2-panel sunroof extends over the first two rows of seats. The large front panel has power open, close and tilt and a pop-up wind deflector to reduce noise. The 3' x 4' rear-seat fixed panel has a poweroperated sunshade. Only available on SLT models.
  • Full-feature mirrors Black heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors are standard on SLE. SLT-1 adds body-color and integrated turn signals. SLT-2 adds driver-side autodimming and memory.
  • Power liftgate Opens and closes with the touch of a button on either the key fob, the center console or the liftgate itself. Standard on SLT-2; available on SLT-1.
  • Heated windshield wiper fluid system Removes layered frost or ice by heating the wiper fluid to 150-175 degrees. Standard on SLT-2; available on other models.
  • Front bucket seats SLE models have 4-way manual driver and 2-way manual passenger seats. SLT-1 gets 6-way power driver and 2-way power passenger seats. SLT-2 gets 8-way power driver and 4-way power passenger seats. All SLT models get heated front seats and leather-appointed front and second row seats.
  • SmartSlide second row seats Both the SmartSlide captain’s chairs and SmartSlide 3-passenger, 60/40 splitbench slide back for more leg room or forward for more cargo room. New for 2008—Captain’s chairs are available with a center console.
  • Standard third row seat Acadia’s standard 3-passenger, 60/40 split-bench seat provides comfortable seating for adults. The innovative bolsters expand when the seat is upright for more comfort and compress when the seat is folded for more cargo room.
  • Interior colors Light Titanium and Ebony in cloth and leather; Brick in leather only.
  • Head-Up Display Allows driver to scan important driving and entertainment system information without taking eyes off the road. Available on SLT models.
  • Center console Standard center floor console includes a large storage area, sliding armrest with top storage and a 12-volt power point.
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel Standard on all models. On SLT models it is leather-wrapped with audio controls.
  • Driver Information Center (DIC) Located in the center of the instrument cluster, the standard DIC includes a message center, trip odometer, low fuel indicator and tire pressure monitor. Standard on SLT models.
  • Automatic climate control Tri-zone automatic climate control maintains three separate zones for driver, front passenger and rear passengers. Standard on SLT; available on SLE.
  • Universal Home Remote Standard on SLT, this 3-channel system can be programmed to operate a variety of home systems including garage door openers, lighting and security systems.
  • OnStar A one-year subscription to OnStar’s Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation is standard on all models.
  • Remote Start System Allows the driver to start the vehicle from up to 200' away with a simple press of the button on the key fob. Standard on SLT-2; available on other models in the Convenience Package.
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Four ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper detect certain objects behind the vehicle when backing up and activate warning chimes and light. Standard on SLT-2; available on all other models in the Convenience Package.
  • Rearview Camera System Displays a wide rear view on the navigation screen when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Included and only available with Navigation System.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Electronically transmits the air pressure from each tire to the DIC so the driver can take action to ensure that all tires are properly inflated.Standard on all models.
  • 115-volt power outlet 3-prong household-style outlet is standard on SLT-2 and available on SLT-1.
  • Standard SLE audio 6-speaker AM/FM stereo with MP3- compatible CD player.
  • Standard SLT audio 10-speaker Bose AM/FM stereo and subwoofer with MP3-compatible 6-disc CD changer. Also available on SLE.
  • DVD-based Navigation Radio System Includes Rearview Camera System and large color touch-screen that displays detailed point-by-point driving routes and rearview camera display. Also includes separate MP3-compatible CD player when ordered alone and separate MP3-compatible CD/DVD player when ordered with the DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System. Available on SLT models.
  • XM Satellite Radio With over 170 crystal clear digital channels, XM gives you the most entertainment choices wherever you are. Includes 3-month trial subscription. Requires paid subscription after trial expiration. Now standard on all models for 2008.
  • DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System Available system includes a CD/DVD player, 8" flip-down widescreen color display, two wireless headphones and remote control. Allows three different audio sources to be enjoyed simultaneously through a combination of vehicle speakers, wired headphones and 2-channel wireless headphones.
  • Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 Dolby surround sound Included on all models when DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System is ordered. Provides true hometheater surround sound.
    • comparison chart
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ RPM
      Torque @ RPM
    • 3.6L DOHC V6 w/VVT, 275 @ 6600, 251 @ 3200
    • 3.5L DOHC V6 w/ i-VTEC, 244@5600, 240@4500
    • 3.5L DOHC V6 w/ VVT-i, 270@6200, 248@4700
    • 3.7L SOHC V6 w/ VTEC, 300@6000, 275@5000
    • 3.7L DOHC V6, 273@6250, 270@4250
    • Transmission
    • 6-speed auto. w/manual shift mode
    • 5-speed auto.
    • 5-speed ECT auto.
    • 5-speed auto. w/ sequential SportShift and Grade Logic control
    • 6-speed auto.
    • Max Towing, FWD/4WD (lbs.)
    • 4500/4500
    • 4500 (4WD)
    • 2000 std./5000 Max
    • 5000
    • 2000/3500 w/towing package
    • Cargo Capacity 1st/2nd/3rd (cu.ft.)
    • 116.9/68.9/25
    • 87.6/47.6/15.9
    • 95.4/42.3/10.3
    • 83.5/42.9/15
    • 100.7/48.4/17.2
    • Vehicle type
    • Crossover
    • Crossover
    • Crossover
    • Crossover
    • Crossover
    • Wheelbase/length inch
    • 118.9/200.7
    • 106.3/188.0
    • 109.8/188.4
    • 108.3/190.7
    • 113.2/199.8
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 67.1/67.1
    • 66.3/66.5
    • 64.0/64.0
    • 67.7/67.5
    • 65.1/64.7
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • 2WD
    • FWD
    • AWD (SH-AWD)
    • FWD
    • Front suspension
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Rear suspension
    • Ind. linked H-arm w/ coil springs
    • Ind. multi-link w/ trailing arms
    • Ind. MacPherson strut w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. trailing link w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. multi-link w/ stabilizer bar
    • Vehicle stability control
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Roll avoidance control
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Steering
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Turning diameter (ft.)
    • 40.4/40.4 (2WD/4WD)
    • 38.0
    • 38.7
    • 37.6
    • 37.4
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS and EBD
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS and EBD
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS and EBD and BA
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS and EBD and BA
    • Wheels
    • >18" machined aluminum
    • 16" alloy
    • 19" alloy
    • 18" aluminum alloy
    • 20" alloy
    • Wheels
    • 19" ultra-bright aluminumm
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 7; 8 (A)
    • 8
    • 7
    • 7
    • 7
    • Seat adjustment, driver/front passenger
    • 8/4
    • 8 power/6 manual
    • 8/4
    • 10/8
    • 8/4
    • 2-pos. driver memory
    • S (incl. OSRV)
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • S (3-pos.)
    • Leather-appointed 1st, 2nd row seats
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Heated front seats
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • 2nd Row bench seat
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • 2nd row center console
    • A (w/ captain’s chairs)
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Adjustable 2nd row seats
    • S (SmartSlide)
    • S (60/40 split folding)
    • S (40/20/40 spilt folding)
    • S (Reclining)
    • S (60/40 fold-flat split)
    • Heated 2nd row seats
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • 3rd row seat
    • S (3-pass.)
    • S (3-pass.)
    • S (2-pass.)
    • S (2-pass.)
    • S (2-pass.)
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ controls
    • S (Audio, Driver Information Center)
    • S (Audio)
    • S (Audio, climate control,multi-info display)
    • S (Cruise, audio, phone)
    • S (Audio, cruise and Bluetooth)
    • Steering column
    • Tilt/Telescope
    • Tilt
    • Tilt/Telescope
    • Tilt/Telescope
    • Tilt/Telescope
    • Driver Information Center w/ personalization
    • S
    • Maintenance Minder
    • Multi-functional display
    • Multi-information display
    • -
    • Head-Up Display
    • >A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Auto-dimming ISRV mirror
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • OSRV mirrors
    • Power, heated power-fold, driver side auto-dim, turn signals, memory
    • Power, heated manual-fold
    • Power-adjust, manual-fold
    • Power-adjust, heated, turn signals, memory reverse-gear tilt-down
    • Power-adjust, heated, auto-dim (driver), turn signals
    • Remote start
    • S
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Universal Home Remote
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Power liftgate
    • S
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Power sunroof
    • A (Dual SkyScape)
    • S (w/ tilt)
    • A (w/ tilt/slide and sunshade)
    • S (w/ tilt)
    • A
    • Automatic climate control
    • S (Tri-zone)
    • S (Dual-zone)
    • S (Tri-zone))
    • S (Tri-zone)
    • S (Tri-zone)
    • 6-disc CD/MP3 changer
    • S
    • S (No MP3)
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Speakers
    • 10 Bose; Advanced Bose w/ Surround (A)
    • 7 + subwoofer
    • 6; 9 + subwoofer JBL (A)
    • 8 premium; 10 Acura/ELS (A)
    • 6; 10 or 11 Bose (A)
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM)
    • S (XM)
    • A (SIRIUS)
    • S (XM)
    • A (SIRIUS)
    • Touch-screen navigation system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Rear parking assist
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Rearview camera
    • A (w/ Navigation)
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • DVD entertainment system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • 115V outlet
    • S
    • A (w/ DVD)
    • A (w/ DVD)
    • A (w/ entertainment pkg.)
    • A (w/ DVD pkg.)
    • Head room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 40.4/39.3/38.4
    • 41.9/40.1/38.6
    • 40.6/40.1/36.3
    • 39.2/38.6/35.7
    • 39.6/39.0/35.4
    • Leg room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 41.3/36.9/33.2
    • 41.4/37.4/30.2
    • 43.2/38.3/29.9
    • 41.2/38.7/29.1
    • 40.9/39.8/32.4
    • Shoulder room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 61.9/61.1/57.8
    • 61.6/61.4/59.7
    • 59.7/59.5/55.0
    • 61.6/61.5/57.1
    • 59.4/58.7/56.9
    • Hip room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 57.8/57.9/48.3
    • 57.5/56.6/49.0
    • 56.7/56.5/42.3
    • 59.0/59.1/42.0
    • 56.5/56.0/43.7
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 4/50,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 6/70,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • -
    • 4/50,000
    • -
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • Not listed
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Automatic headlamps
    • S
    • -
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • Heated washer fluid
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • OnStar
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -

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