The GMC Acadia comes with a choice of two different engines, a fuel efficient 2.5L 4-cylinder making 193 horsepower or a more powerful 3.6L V6 with 310 horsepower. Engines send power to either the front wheels, or to all-four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Even the all-wheel drive V6 engined version get 25 mpg on the highway, while four-cylinder versions manage to get fantastic mileage in the city as well, with a 21 mpg city rating for both front and all-wheel drive versions.
The GMC Acadia comes in a variety of different trim levels, with six different versions all told. Trim models are as follows: SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and top of the line Denali.
The Base SL model still has plenty of features, despite its under $30,000 base price. Key amenities include keyless open and start, tri-zone climate control, a 7-inch touch radio with IntelliLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear view camera, ambient interior lighting and 4G wi-fi technology, meaning that buyers can turn their Acadia into a mobile wi-fi hotspot. The base Acadia also comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels, projector beam headlights and heated mirrors.
Key features that the SLE-1 adds include LED daytime running lamps, nicer floor mats and SiriusXM satellite radio. The SLE-2 goes further, adding a programmable power liftgate, heated front seats, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, a remote starter and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
SLT-1 models add perforated leather seats, auto-dimming mirrors both inside and outside, a Bose sound system, a blind spot detection system, a rear cross traffic alert system, a parking assist system and a larger touch screen in the dashboard. SLT-2 models get the bigger 3.6L engine, 20-inch wheels, heated second row seats, a memory function for the driver's seat, and a few extra safety systems, such as a forward collision alert system and a lane keep assist system.
Top of the line Denali models stand out with their unique signature Denali grill and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. Front seats come heated and ventilated on the Denali, while the steering wheel also gets a heating function, essential for those really cold days. The Denali versions also get a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, nicer floor mats and more expensive feeling interior trim.
Big, Well Optimized Interior
Available All-wheel Drive
Relatively Fuel Efficient For A 3-row Crossover
Stylish Exterior Styling
Available Denali Edition
The GMC Acadia gets a complete and total redesign for 2017. The Mid-sized SUV is just a little bit smaller on the outside, while making up for it with clever usage of space for the interior. The slight decrease in size has led to greater maneuverability and better fuel economy. The new Acadia drops a staggering 700 lbs for 2017, not only improving fuel economy, but acceleration and handling as well. A 4-cylinder engine is also new for this year, though the 3.6L V6 is still available.
The GMC Acadia starts at just under $30,000, competing in the increasingly crowded mid-sized crossover segment. Offering three rows of seating for up to seven people, the GMC Acadia promises to move families and friends in comfort and safety with a little dose of "go anywhere" thrown in as well. With its state of the art safety features and enhanced connectivity, GMC is betting heavily on technology to make their entry into the segment stand out from the others.
Engine, 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (193 hp [145 kW] @ 6300, 188 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm [256.5 N-m])
Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included with (LCV) 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.)
Axle, 3.87 ratio
GVWR, 6001 lbs (2722 kg)
E10 Fuel capable
Engine control, stop-start system (Included with (LCV) 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine.)
Alternator, 150 amps
Chassis, All-Wheel Drive System (AWD model only. Included with (GAT) All Terrain. Includes all-wheel drive disconnect.)
Drive Mode Selector up to 5 modes available for various driving conditions
Suspension, Ride and Handling McPherson struts for front and independent 5-link rear
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, 17" front and rear
Exhaust, single outlet
Tool kit, road emergency
Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
Tires, P235/65R18 all-season, H-rated, blackwall
Wheel, spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) steel
Tire, compact spare, T135/70R18, blackwall
Roof rails, Silver
Grille, front shutters, active upper and lower
Headlamps, projector beam
Fog lamps, front projector type
Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
Audio system, 7" diagonal Color Touch Screen with IntelliLink, AM/FM with USB ports, auxiliary jack, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice command pass-through to phone (Includes (U2K) SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Upgradeable to (IO5) 8" Diagonal Color Touch Screen with IntelliLink.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Console front center with 2 cup holders and storage, includes rear storage drawer (Excludes (GAT) All Terrain.)
Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in front door panel, 2 bottle holders in front door panel, 2 in 2nd row and 2 in 3rd row, 10 total
Floor mats, carpeted front and second row
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Display, driver instrument information enhanced, one color
Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-down
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
Remote vehicle start
Keyless open and start
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger and rear seat occupants (Dual-zone climate control when (GAT) All Terrain is ordered. Tri-zone climate control on all other models.)
Defogger, rear-window electric
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
Lamp Package, interior, deluxe
Daytime Running Lamps, LED
Air bag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, frontal and side impact for driver and front passenger driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact, driver side knee and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Fleet orders receive a 6-month trial. Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
Rear Vision Camera
Door locks, rear child security
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver