Trying to preserve its leading positions on the North American market, General Motors has recently introduced a number of compact, relatively fuel-efficient crossover SUVs that will have to compete against similar offerings from its Japanese rivals, both in terms of sale price and running costs. The entry-level 2007 GMC Acadia crossover SUV will come with a front-wheel drive, and the new 3.6-liter V6 VVT engine with a maximum power output of 275 horsepower and 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque, mated to a new Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed automatic transmission.
Although being considerably cheap, the 2007 GMC Acadia will offer quite a long list of standard features, including but not limited to StabiliTrak, six air bags, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, G7 OnStar, rear spoiler and 18-inch wheels.
The crossover also comes with GM’s fully transferable five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Although being officially placed in the same niche as the second generation Volkswagen Touareg, the American SUV will have a really hard time competing against its German nemesis. Both in terms of initial quality of built and interior trims, the new Acadia will suck a great deal when put near the Touareg. However, it has much better chance when compared to the Japanese Subaru B9 Tribeca, and US-built Saturn Outlook.
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