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2011 GMC Acadia SL SUV

2011 GMC Acadia Review

(3 Stars)  Big, but not too brutish

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The crossover market has been exploding for the past few years and now the desire and market for full sized crossover vehicles is at its pinnacle. The GMC Acadia is General Motors reply to this new market and it can be equipped with front wheel or all wheel drive packages to meet the daily driver or the off road need of any consumer. This crossover surprisingly does not offer any options for the power train, but offers so many other options and configurations that this is one of the more versatile and feature rich crossovers out there.

The Acadia comes with one of GM's most popular engines, the acclaimed 3.6 Liter Direct Injection V-6. This motor has been used in many other GM models and offers plenty of power for this full sized crossover, pushing 288 horsepower and 270 foot pounds of torque, this motor is matched perfectly with a smooth 6 speed automatic transmission. The Acadia gets a respectable 24 MPG on the highway which is very competitive in its class. The new 2011 Acadia will be available with the Denali trim level which brings some more rugged power options to buyers.

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2011 Acadia SL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 418 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 288 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 3,400 rpm

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'11 GMC SL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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