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Review Owned an 05 Honda Pilot AWD EX before this one. Test drove the new pilot, traverse, acadia, enclave, 4runner, highlander, cx9. The Acadia out-performed all these. Great interior space, great features if you like the additional XM radio and ONstar services. No lag on the throttle... immediate response, steady cornering and level steering. Superb traction control system; disengages acceleration when slipping on ice or when lack of traction, stops engine RPM shootups. ABS system works great. It does weigh nearly 7,000 lbs so braking is a bit more noticable at higher speeds (nose dive). After 5,000+ miles I am averaging 16.3mpg / city and 20.2mpg hwy cruising at 70-75mph...23 or 24mpg as stated??? yeah right! Overall safety specs are sufficient; airbags all around, great framework. well thought out interior heating and cooling system, is loud enough to overpower a bluetooth phonecall when turned all the way up. remote start, auto liftgate great features except when parked too close to something. bad side depth perception on back up cam. low road noise, good stock tires (goodyear fortera comfort tread); bad for rain, snow and ice... will hydroplane or loose traction at 45mph+ on standing water. upgrade tires to fortera triple tread (my opinion). steering wheel controls are oddly placed. front wipers on left stick, rear wipers on center console below a/c system controls, why? volume and radio controls in a good consolidated location on steering wheel. good location for cruise control buttons. three locations for liftgate operations (key, on liftgate, and next to rear wipers.. why?) auto dimming rear view mirror great, black lower trim around Acadia difficult to clean need special cleaner from autoparts store. a little above average accessory selection, great audio even without BOSE, radio buttons can be confusing, double vanity lighted shades, dual exhaust great feature. battery location inconvenient (center of car between 2nd row captain seats), deep lubricated slide rails for 2nd row captain seats, much debris can be lodged or stuck in there, not good. inside material "plastic" poor choice of material, easily scuffed, marked up and just unsightly. Maintenance costs are average for this type of vehicle. Great interior storage capacity (glovebox, center console armrest area and rear liftgate area.
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Is the 2011 Gmc Acadia safe? The 2011 Gmc Acadia earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2011 GMC Acadia?
Available GMC Acadia 2011 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: SLT-1, Denali, SLE-2, SLE-1, SLT-2, SL, SLE
Exterior Colors: Carbon Black Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Summit White, White Frost Tricoat, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Champagne Silver Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Red Jewel Tintcoat, Cyber Gray Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Medium Brown Metallic, Blue Steel Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Liquid Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Dark Blue Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Blue-Gold Crystal Metallic, Gray Green Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic, Mineral Metallic, Silver Green Metallic, Dark Crimson Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Carbon Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, White Diamond Metallic