2007 GMC Acadia Review
This review was written when the 2007 GMC Acadia was new.
The all-new Acadia delivers class-leading seating capacity, cargo space and ride quality, although it's not as powerful as some may expect. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, you should also consider the Nissan Murano and Honda Pilot.
Built on the same platform as the Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook, the 2007 GMC Acadia earns praise for what Edmunds calls a "compelling combination of functionality, luxury and value." New for 2007, GMC's first crossover vehicle features three rows of usable seats, competitive cargo capacity and practical all-wheel drive. claims that "if you use a big SUV as nearly everybody does -- as a minivan substitute that's good in foul weather, carries lots of people, tackles shopping, commuting and other errands without a whimper -- Acadia and its ilk are for you." Car and Driver road testers forecast that "GMC's first not-quite-a-truck is going to be a winner." The all-new Acadia has been named a "Best Buy" by Consumer Guide and a "Best Crossover Utility" by Motor Week.
The majority of reviewers see the 2007 GMC Acadia as a good value. New Car Test Drive says, "It is no small trick to combine functionality, polish and a good load of safety equipment at a reasonable starting price. But that's precisely what GM has done with the all-new GMC Acadia." Kelley Blue Book reports, "Though higher priced than its competitors, the Acadia is expected to have excellent resale value, retaining 51 percent of its value after 36 months compared to the Honda Pilot's already-impressive 46 percent." IntelliChoice, on the other hand, gives the base model a value rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class.