The Acadia is one of GM's three-row SUVs that can seat seven or eight passengers. It uses the same 3.6-liter, V6 engine as the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and Saturn Outlook, which makes 288 hp. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic, combining to make a smooth and refined powertrain, although it sometimes hesitates to downshift. The Acadia is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Hesitates when accelerating but handling and overall performance is good."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 GMC Acadia)

"has a lot of torque in front wheel drive, accelerate carefully."

Anonymous, AL (2009 GMC Acadia)

"Bad. Front wheel drive. Wheel spin moving away in the wet. Poor traction control"

Anonymous, GA (2009 GMC Acadia)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Suspenson s too hard for my taste. Other SUVs ride softer."

Anonymous, SC (2009 GMC Acadia)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Have enjoyed every day of having same, is adaptable for carrying-hauling many different items."

Anonymous, AL (2009 GMC Acadia)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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