The GMC Acadia is a full-size cross-over SUV from GM. The GMC Acadia was introduced in the United States in December 2006. The GMC Acadia shares the GM Lambda platform with Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. The GMC Acadia is an entry level truck-like SUV with a unibody. The GMC Acadia is the first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and GMC's first crossover SUV. The Acadia has seating capacity for eight with generous interior space, and either front or all-wheel drive options. Model Year Sales 2006 480 2007 72,765 2008 66,440
The 2007 Acadia uses a 118.9 inch (3020.7 mm) wheelbase and offers wide 67.28 inch (1709 mm) front/rear tracks that will offer a lower ride height. The Acadia used GM's High Feature LY7 V6 engine, and produced 275 hp (205 kW) and 251 lb-ft. of torque (340 Nm). The Acadia was also available with the 6T75 6-speed automatic transmission that offered good city and highway fuel economy matched with brisk acceleration when needed. The body structure of the GMC Acadia provided a lower centre of gravity, compared to previous truck-based GM SUVs, hence reducing the risk of rollover accidents.