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Edmunds Evaluation: 2007 GMC Acadia

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Edmunds Evaluation: 2007 GMC Acadia

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We learned a few facts that surprised us while driving the all-new 2007 GMC Acadia. First, GMC is The General's second best-selling division behind Chevrolet. In fact, GMC's sales are up more than 80 percent since 1991, and it's had record sales in 11 of the last 13 years. The division has also found great success in its "Denali" branding, with those premium versions making up nearly half of all sales for every model line that offers them. GM representatives expect similar success from the upcoming Sierra Denali line.

So why would a division with this much success at selling pure "trucks" want to dip its tow ratings in the crossover pool? Because CUVs (crossover-utility vehicles) represent the fastest-growing segment in the automotive market, with crossover sales officially passing SUV sales this year. GM's new Lambda unibody platform, which underpins not only the GMC Acadia but also the new Saturn Outlook and the upcoming Buick Enclave, is meant to capture buyers seeking refuge from minivans, station wagons and truck-based SUVs. And while it has crossover brethren riding on the same platform, GMC wants the Acadia to uphold the brand's "truck" image.

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Great looking SUV with a very purdy interior...both traits these Lambadas seem to share :AH-HA_wink:

This is also proof that edmunds isn't as much of an import "humper" as many believe. Give them a good product and they'll give it a good review...it's that simple.

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it brings a tear to my eye reading about the standard safety equipment, GM finally gets it. I am so proud. Every detail, from fuel mileage, to power, to seating capacity and flexibility, to the drive, to standard equipment, to pricing and value, to style comfort luxury elegance.....they got it all right and one better than the competition. This is how you come in a segment and turn it upside down, I can't wait for the sales charts to show the proof.

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This is also proof that edmunds isn't as much of an import "humper" as many believe.

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Seen any reviews by Liz Kim or Christian Wardlow recently? That's why.

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I just saw a hint of Durango in the front end. Yuck...

When GM makes truely competitive cars and trucks the sales, profits, and good reviews will come. I still stand by my assertion, however, that the new trucks and crossovers are looking better than the new sedans, almost to the point that it seems two different companies have designed them.

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Hint of Durango no way! The Acadia I think is my favorite out of the new lambdas. It kind of has a sport feel to it and luxury at the same time.

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