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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Acadia vs. 2007 to 2016 Acadia

I own a 2009 Acadia and drove around as a passenger in a 2017 Acadia (rental) this past weekend.

Compared to the 2009, the 2017 seems cramped! I'm sure there are many, many improvements between the two models, but the downsizing is not one of them.

Anyone else have thoughts on the matter?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 06:07 PM
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There are plenty of existing threads discussing the new vs. old design at great length. I'd suggest you search some of those, as it is unlikely many are going to want to rehash all that same stuff again. But then again, maybe they will.

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I own a 2009 Acadia and drove around as a passenger in a 2017 Acadia (rental) this past weekend.

Compared to the 2009, the 2017 seems cramped! I'm sure there are many, many improvements between the two models, but the downsizing is not one of them.

Anyone else have thoughts on the matter?

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It's all a matter of perspective, I'm only 5'-10" and 155 lbs, the new Acadia does not feel cramped to me. More importantly, my three children appear to have MORE room in the second row then the previous model. I drove the full size version of the Acadia for over 9 years, and recently decided to drop down to a smaller vehicle. We were looking for like a Subaru Outback wagon, but then we just couldn't give up the third row (which is WAY better now then ever before!!!) and decided to give the smaller Acadia a chance.

The only thing I really hate... V6 dropping to V4 is terrible (shaky, loud, gutless, rough)

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I am NOT going to comment on this !! LOL

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I appreciate others' thoughts on this matter. Obviously, there are many refinements between the two models. I use my '09 to do rideshare a couple of weekends a month. Even with 180,000 miles on it, I get many, many compliments, especially when it has a full complement of 6 passengers, plus me as a driver. Not sure if that would be the case with the '17. Then again, I'm probably 6 or 7 years out from considering purchasing a '17 if I continue part-timing with rideshare.

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I appreciate others' thoughts on this matter. Obviously, there are many refinements between the two models. I use my '09 to do rideshare a couple of weekends a month. Even with 180,000 miles on it, I get many, many compliments, especially when it has a full complement of 6 passengers, plus me as a driver. Not sure if that would be the case with the '17. Then again, I'm probably 6 or 7 years out from considering purchasing a '17 if I continue part-timing with rideshare.

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The only real loss of interior room is in the front seats and it really isn't much smaller. The second row is just as large as previous models. The third row only has two seats, however they are bigger then the previous model seats without the need to squeeze a third seat in between.

The real difference in size is cargo capacity.. with the third row up there is basically no cargo room, much worse then previous models. With the third row folded down, the cargo capacity is about 2/3'rds of the previous models.

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I kinda sorta miss the large cargo area. All that it means in my case is my golf bag won't fit front to back. Needs to Go in at an angle. It will go in front to back but you need to move the second row seat up about 6" first. This isn't a big deal really. I like the rest of the down sized 2017 well enough to get past the golf bag at an angle deal.

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I kinda sorta miss the large cargo area. All that it means in my case is my golf bag won't fit front to back. Needs to Go in at an angle. It will go in front to back but you need to move the second row seat up about 6" first. This isn't a big deal really. I like the rest of the down sized 2017 well enough to get past the golf bag at an angle deal.

When I first decided to take a look at the new '17, I brought my road bike with me and told the salesman if I couldn't throw it in the back w/o removing a wheel it would be a deal breaker. My '14 was plenty big enough, and no sweat to just heave it in the back. The '17 is pretty tight, but it will fit laying between the wheel wells, which is considerably narrower than the '14 I had. The biggest hindrance requiring some care is due to the hatch opening losing considerable height.

Afterwards the salesman told me he didn't think it was going to fit, and the story he'd have to tell about losing a sale because of a bike.

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I did the same thing with my big wheeled walker, like you said with the 14 Enclave no sweat getting it in length wise. In the 17 it has to go in on an angle, no biggie and for just the 2 of us it's the right size

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