Does anyone know the cargo room behind second row for both vehicles and also behind third row of XL Model?
Yep, taken directly from GMC's site, all in cu. ft.:Behind 3rd row:Acadia:
45.83rd row folded, behind 2nd row: Acadia:
90.0Both 2nd and 3rd rows folded:Acadia:
The Yukon XL/Suburban is huge inside and out, mainly just due to the bus-like length. We have an '04 Suburban, and it's still almost shocking when you open the hatch and see how far away the 3rd row still actually is from it, and that's great for cargo. But, at the same time, with a full separate frame and having to leave vertical room for the live axle rear suspension to move, the 3rd row is clumsy and a pain to remove. STILL, when push comes to shove, if you need maximum space all seats up or down, these are the choice.
The Yukon/Tahoe is the same as the longer "bus" model above, save for having 20" sliced out. This makes them pretty maneuverable and just a lot shorter in comparison, but at the same time, having to still deal with the full separate frame and rear live axle, the 3rd row is not only almost against the rear hatch, but the bottom cushion is right on the floor with no lower foot well, and it's just uncomfortable. These are mainly 5-seater vehicles, or at least should be, with the 3rd in a pinch. But clearly, if you want cargo and people space, not the choice.
Then we have the Acadia/Outlook/Enclave. Dimensionally, they fall right between a Yukon/Tahoe and a Yukon XL/Suburban. Actually, outside, they're about the same as a Tahoe/Yukon, but still look larger and the inside is COMPLETELY different and able to be packaged so much more openly, that they're just huge inside in comparison. Credit the lack of a full separate frame here, the transversely mounted engine allowing the cabin to be pushed up further and the nose shortened, and the all independent suspension that barely intrudes on that inside space. In all respects, the Lambdas are very much like a large minivan, both in seat size and layout, and the room you get behind the last seat.
Hence, it's easy to see why the Lambdas continue to sell so well, even with a few niggles (such as comments on the rear seats being low). We have an '04 Suburban, just because there's 4 of us AND 3 dogs AND all of their stuff, and once in a blue moon load it floor to ceiling with stuff, but otherwise, it is overkill for daily use. Great to know that capability is there, but still, very large. So, finally, with prodding from me, the queen mother will now finally be looking at an Acadia (or one of the other two), because it's starting to get that "itch" time.