FWD. Buttons are well-balanced and controls are commonsensical. Keeps outside noise outside. Creampuff! This beautiful 2009 GMC Acadia is not going to disappoint. There you have it, short and sweet! Awarded Consumer Guide's rating as a 2009 Midsize SUV Best Buy. New Car Test Drive said, ...With its pleasant manners, considerable space and good fuel economy, the Acadia is a good crossover choice: better than a truck-based SUV for anyone who doesn't need to tow a heavy trailer... When H2O starts showing up in the weather forecast, the FWD power delivery will help keep you in control of things.