I took an Acadia home overnight and after nearly 150 miles I could tell it was nowhere near the advertised mileage. I drove a similarly equipped Edge and thought for approximately $2K less it was the better of the two vehicles. The transmission is smoother and even though it doesn't shift up and down with the buttons the engine braking feature on O/D lockout is much better than on older Ford vehicles. The vehicle is fun to drive, and has a much more comfortable driving postion over my Honda Pilot, thanks to a more comfortable seat and the telescoping wheel. I was getting over 26 MPG on a trip on the interstate and am getting around 21-22 on the mountainous roads I drive daily to work
Handling, interior, seat fabric quality, appearance and quietness at all speeds. Ride!
Auto window up, less reflective dash, heated outside mirrors on SEL and above. Brakes-the only area I rate the Acadia higher is on better brake pedal feel and performance. Also a better tire should come on this vehicle-the Hankooks are okay but a traction rating of "B" doesn't inspire confidence.
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