The Acadia's exterior design is more modern than some of its rivals. The large chrome hexagonal grille is positioned nicely between the slim headlights. Well-built fender flares flow smoothly into the front end, and in the back, a chrome trim band connects the taillights. The new Elevation Package adds 20-inch wheels and black accents to the SLE and SLT trims of the new Acadia.
Notable features include heated mirrors, daytime running lights, and a single exhaust tip, fog lights, body-colored assist steps, HID headlights, a powered liftgate, roof rails, and auto-dimming mirrors are optional.
In its standard configuration, the GMC Acadia fits as many as seven people. That can be scaled down to six when you choose the optional second-row captain's chairs.
The first and second row of seats are comfortable enough for long road trips to Lehi, UT, but the rear row is best for children and shorter passengers. You will find almost 13 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear row of seats for all your gear on trips to Orem. With the two rear rows folded, you'll get 79 cubic feet.
Soft-touch surfaces are plentiful, and the design aesthetic is modern. The dashboard's clean lines create a more open feel. At the same time, the uncluttered center stack's controls are simple to use. Standard interior features include a four-way manual-adjust driver's seat, tilt and telescoping steering, cloth upholstery, a leather-covered steering wheel, and triple-zone auto climate control. Add-ons include a heated wheel and first/second-row seats, leather upholstery, power tilt/telescoping steering, and an auto-dim rearview mirror.
How it Performs
The base powerplant of the GMC Acadia is focused on fuel efficiency. This midsize sport utility vehicle comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 194 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. However, a bolder 3.6-liter V6 is optional, which is rated for 310 horsepower, and 271 pound-feet of torque, and both of these engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions. Four-wheel-drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.
The new Acadia offers tech features that are not found in many Provo vehicles. Standard features include a backup camera, OnStar connectivity, keyless access and ignition, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 120-volt outlet, smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an auxiliary input, and a six-speaker stereo system. Bose audio, navigation, and an eight-inch touchscreen are available on other trim levels.
Safety Ratings and Features
The Acadia performed rather well in independent crash testing, missing out on the Top Safety Pick designation only because of its headlight score. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Acadia an overall five-star rating (the front-wheel-drive version got four stars). Driver assistance technology adds a protective layer, but most of these features are optional. Important safety gear includes:
- Optional auto emergency braking
- Available lane keep assist
- Optional blind spot monitoring
Rear and front parking sensors, cross-traffic alert, a surround camera, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning are also optional on the Acadia.
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The GMC Acadia earns high marks for safety, comfort, and reliability. You can view our entire inventory online, call for current specials, or visit us at National Buick GMC near Riverton, UT to take a test drive.