GMC Acadia SLT1 AWD: Certainly one of the best, if not the best product in GM’s portfolio. For a full-size crossover SUV, restrained, modern and attractive styling makes it approachable. Open the door and the driver meets one of the most thoughtfully conceived and executed interiors of any SUV/crossover on the market. Everything is right where it should be and there is real space for real full sized families. It is the working definition of the sporty minivan that can do anything and the driving experience doesn’t disappoint.
The Acadia is a big SUV, yet it drives half a size smaller than it is. There is real feedback through the steering and while it isn’t exactly tossable, the ride/handling combination is better than its direct competitors. The engine incorporated latest technologies for decent power and exceptional fuel economy for an 8 passenger SUV. The Acadia has the right range of trim packages and features so that there is something for everyone. To our eyes, it is the best looking of the GM triplets built on the Acadia’s platform.
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|First Impressions Review: 2007 GMC Acadia
“Sometimes large SUVs can be intimidating and it takes some adjustment time before it becomes comfortable driving around 5,000 pounds of steel and glass. This wasn’t the case with the Acadia.”