2008 GMC Acadia Consumer Reviews

Change Year
2008 Gmc Acadia
3.9
Average based on 39 reviews
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability
1-10 of 39 reviews

My Perfect Car

by from Henderson, NV on May 18, 2010

It rides great. I have the cloth seats, don't need leather! It has 3 rows for our carpool and adults can easily sit in very back row. It has my ipod connection with great sound system. I've never had ...
It rides great. I have the cloth seats, don't need leather! It has 3 rows for our carpool and adults can easily sit in very back row. It has my ipod connection with great sound system. I've never had any problems with it whatsoever 2 years now. We take it in the mountains and all over the city. LOVE IT.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you?

very classy looking

by from Kenosha WI on April 18, 2010

traded a gmc yukon for a acadia and it feels like your still driving thr roomy yukon only much smoother riding and handling
traded a gmc yukon for a acadia and it feels like your still driving thr roomy yukon only much smoother riding and handling
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Not bad but not great

by from on October 17, 2011

We bought our 2008 SLT used with 41,000 miles about 2 month ago. It looked great and it handled pretty well on the road. The performance is good too. I am impressed by the handling and how easy it is ...
We bought our 2008 SLT used with 41,000 miles about 2 month ago. It looked great and it handled pretty well on the road. The performance is good too. I am impressed by the handling and how easy it is to park for such a big car. It has just about everything you would want on it electronically and otherwise except for Navigation which we can buy later if we want to. It’s comfortable with lots of room in the back and with a 5’11” kid we need the back seat room. My big gripe is that after 1 week we had to take it into the dealership to have a new water pump put on it. Who replaces a water pump after only 41,000 miles? The starter is a bit quirky so we are wondering if it will go out next. I am glad I bought an extended warranty for this car. The gas mileage is poor compared to what I expected. I wasn’t expecting it get great mileage but EPA rates it 24 / 16 and that is acceptable. But we only get about 20 -21 on the highway with a tailwind and my wife who is a slow and careful driver only gets about 15.5 mpg in around where we live. It would be a better value for the money if got at least what the EPA said it would get and not have the uncertainty we have on its reliability. I hesitate to recommend this year mode to a friend right now because of that. I might later but right now I wouldn’t say flat no but be aware of the potential faults of this car and be aware if you consider gas mileage a factor.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?

SUV v Acadia

by from New Jersey on December 26, 2011

I have had SUV's for years and made the switch to the cross-over. The Acadia has an appealing exterior with an even more impressive interior. We got the SLT-2 AWD with Titanium leather. This vehicle h...
I have had SUV's for years and made the switch to the cross-over. The Acadia has an appealing exterior with an even more impressive interior. We got the SLT-2 AWD with Titanium leather. This vehicle has more than enough room inside and is just a joy to drive. The tow rating is sturdy enough to handle all of my trailering needs. It is truly a luxurious vehicle, the engineers though of almost everything for driver and passenger comfort.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great Crossover

by from Michigan on February 1, 2009

After test driving similar crossovers from other makers this one won out. The rear camera is a great bonus for backing up in tight areas.
After test driving similar crossovers from other makers this one won out. The rear camera is a great bonus for backing up in tight areas.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?

My magic carpet ride

by from American Fork, Utah on March 26, 2013

I looked and saved up for my Acadia for over a year. I reviewed and compared it to everything! I love my bucket seats, which are easy for kids to get to the third row with out having to flip the seat ...
I looked and saved up for my Acadia for over a year. I reviewed and compared it to everything! I love my bucket seats, which are easy for kids to get to the third row with out having to flip the seat forward. so nice! I love the leather and heated seats! It would have been cool if my second sun roof opened as well but my ids still love that they have a moon roof too. I don't love the sunroof covers. i wish they were more solid and not a flimsy fabric. memory seats are great and i love the electronic back hatch. back up assistant is great as well especially with children! Some times my DVD player doesn't read my disc and I have to try several times for it to read it. :/ I LOVE whatever its called that shoots my speed up on the windshield! that is a lifesaver! over all i love my car and would recommend it to any mom!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Everything I Expected

by from Buffalo, New York on September 10, 2008

I needed an eight passenger automobile and was tired of minivans. I have two sons that play travel hockey and need all the room I can get. We recently drove it on a 800 mile vacation, with seven peopl...
I needed an eight passenger automobile and was tired of minivans. I have two sons that play travel hockey and need all the room I can get. We recently drove it on a 800 mile vacation, with seven people and loads of luggage and got 22 MPG! Everyone was very comfortable and the 10 speaker Bose sound system was excellent...to say nothing of the Onstar directions and XM Radio. The seats are comfortable, the gauges easily viewed both day and night. Our Acadia has the sunroof and back sheet moonroof and this has proven to be a nice feature. While the vehicle was nearly loaded, one thing I did not get was the rear-backup camera. I wisk I had, as it is so big and sometimes hard to see behind you. Overall, GM finally hit one out of the park with this one....great vehicle. Here's hoping, it maintains the performance and reliability of some of the foreign cars.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Everything but the kitchen sink...

by from Boston, MA on May 17, 2011

I recently bought a used Acadia with low miles (year 2008), I was immediately impressed with the features equipped and the interior space. I have 2 kids and I'm an avid outdoorsman so wanted something...
I recently bought a used Acadia with low miles (year 2008), I was immediately impressed with the features equipped and the interior space. I have 2 kids and I'm an avid outdoorsman so wanted something that fit both lifestyles. So far I'm very happy with this vehicle - we've had a few road trips and there's ample space for a family of 4 with luggage. Very comfortable and the added features make it fun to drive. My only concern is the pick up - it has some moxie but you really need to step on it for the engine to react - once it responds it doesn't dissappoint.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Happy with my 2008 Acadia

by from Libertyville, IL on January 14, 2008

I purchased this 08 Acadia about a month ago. So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. I reviewed this model quite a bit before I made the purchase. One expert review talked about the center dashb...
I purchased this 08 Acadia about a month ago. So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. I reviewed this model quite a bit before I made the purchase. One expert review talked about the center dashboard features being a little confusing and yes, they are. The buttons for the a/c, defroster, etc. are very small. The ride of this vehicle is very nice and I am enjoying the remote start and remote liftgate. I wish the rear window was a little bigger and opened separately from having to open the entire liftgate. As no vehicle is perfect, I have enjoyed my purchase to date.
Comfort
Performance
Handling
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Features
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?

pretty good car

by from on January 5, 2016

My family has had our 08 Acadia SLT for 6 years now and we're very satisfied with it as a daily driver. We bought it used in Spring 2009 with very low miles and we're up to 120,000. I've heard and rea...
My family has had our 08 Acadia SLT for 6 years now and we're very satisfied with it as a daily driver. We bought it used in Spring 2009 with very low miles and we're up to 120,000. I've heard and read a lot of bad things about cars from GM and quite frankly, I don't believe most of them. There are flaws that I've noticed but I think GM designed it so well that when an issue occurs, it doesn't render the vehicle completely useless and I feel very safe in this car. My mom is the owner of our Acadia but this week she's off of work so she's letting me drive it to school. On my way to school, the front driver side tire went completely flat while driving on the expressway. To my surprise, it stayed straight as an arrow and handled perfectly normal while I was pulling over onto the shoulder. My parents have owned and driven many cars and the Acadia is one of their favorites and we have the fewest complaints for this car compared to our past vehicles. Just last year the Bose sound system stopped working as a result of a bad amplifier and this is a common problem in these cars. I've also read forums that the sunroof models have poor drainage and can sometimes allow water in places where it shouldn't be. When the radio stopped working, our natural reaction was to check the fuses. There are two fuse boxes in the Acadia, one conveniently under the hood within each reach and the other is located in a very inconvenient spot next to the glove box. Our final complaint is that the traction control on the front wheel drive models (which we have) is very poor. It tends to spin the tires and slip in moderate to heavy rain even with new tires and can be a little tricky to accelerate in moderate to heavy snow. And the tire pressure sensors are out of whack. It'll read the front driver side tire is low when its really the rear passenger side tire. We haven't had to do any major work on it except when the transmission dropped at 110,000 miles and only had to worry about basic maintenance such as tire replacement/rotation, oil and spark plug changes, and cleaning. To this day I think it's still a beautiful car both inside and out. It doesn't feel outdated and it's fun and easy to drive with great visibility all around. The seats are pretty comfortable as well.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?