Fuel economy: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
Similar to Chevrolet's Traverse and Buick's Enclave, the 2011 Acadia relies on a 288 horsepower, 3.6 liter V-6 engine for its get-up-and-go. Engine power is funneled to the front wheels through a six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission.
A 22-gallon fuel tank means that from fill up, Acadia has a highway range of up to 528 miles.
Capable of seating up to eight -- even the split-folding third-row seat can accommodate adults on shorter trips -- it makes for a great road-trip car. Second-row legroom is 36.9 inches and third-row is 33.2 inches
With the third-row seat in place, Acadia offers 24.1 cubic feet of cargo-carrying capacity. By folding the third-row seat, it opens up an additional 44.8 cubic feet of storage for a total of 68.9 cubic feet.
A full range of safety features typical for this segment, such as six air bags and stability control, are included. It scored well in government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests.
Included in the base price of this road-trip car are full power accessories, front/rear air conditioning, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the OnStar system with a one-year subscription for navigation, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and auxiliary input jack.