Almost a decade after its original introduction, the second-generation GMC Acadia has gotten here with a make over, seven-inches shorter size, lighter aesthetic weight, and extra gas effective powerplants. The midsized crossover also makes new innovative safety features available.
Looking much less like a vehicle as well as more like a family-friendly SUV, the 2017 GMC Acadia style has actually softened around the sides with wraparound headlamps and clothed with more chrome. The All Terrain and Denali trims each get even extra polished information in their style with components like body-color grille surrounds and black chrome trim. Considering in at up to 700 pounds lighter compared to the previous design, the 2017 Acadia is primed to be a lot more fuel-efficient.
2017 GMC Acadia Interior
Slimmed down, the 2017 Acadia seats seven rather than the previous eight. Second-row captain’s chairs may be replacemented for the basic bench, for six-passenger capability. Soft-touch surfaces embellish door panels and the control panel.
Front travelers obtain ample head space as well as legroom, atop comfortable bucket seats. Second-row seats glide a number of inches fore and aft, to enable extra leg space for passengers, when desired. Youngsters are one of the most sensible residents for the third row. Legroom is tight back there, as well as the padding is low. With all seats up, cargo volume totals a simple 12.8 cubic feet. Folding both back rows expands space to 79 cubic feet. The two-row All Terrain variation consists of a sliding freight shelf.
2017 GMC Acadia Under on Hood
GMC expects the Acadia’s optional 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 (SLE and also SLT, basic on All Surface and Denali trims) to be the quantity engine, yet the newfound agility also allows a 2.5-liter four-cylinder to work as the ute’s base powerplant for the very first time. Both engines are backed by six-speed transmissions and also are available with all-wheel drive for $2000 added; the V-6 likewise can tow approximately 4000 extra pounds. The 3.6 hardly ever really feels worried moving the Acadia’s bulk, and also its refined character better fits the GMC’s demeanor compared to the four. The 2.5-liter has to work tougher as well as doesn’t appear as pleasant doing it, yet it suffices for everyday city driving and also need to return near 30 mpg on the highway in EPA testing. The V-6 models carry EPA city/highway rankings of 18/25 mpg– 2 mpg better on both counts compared to those for the previous Acadia. Acceleration ought to likewise take advantage of the weight management, with V-6 instances most likely striking 60 mph in the high-six-second range and also four-cylinder designs more detailed to nine secs. We’ll validate those estimates as quickly as we can attach our equipment to Acadias at the test track.
2017 GMC Acadia Prices
Acadia SL ($29,995) comes with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, seven-passenger seating, keyless entry and start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, and rearview camera. Acadia SLE-1 ($33,375) adds SiriusXM satellite radio, carpeted mats, LED daytime running lights, and a compact spare tire. SLE-2 ($35,995) gets a programmable power liftgate, heated front seats, six-passenger seating, and 8-way power driver’s seat, and foglamps. Seven-passenger seating, the V6 engine, two-panel sunroof, and Driver Alert package are optional.
Acadia SLT-1 ($39,275) includes a power front passenger seat, perforated leather-appointed seats, auto-dimming driver’s mirror, Bose 8-speaker audio, Driver Alert package, and 120-volt outlet. SLT-2 ($42,675) adds the V6 engine, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, memory package, and heated second-row seats.
Acadia Denali ($45,845) comes with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a unique grille, 8-inch color touchscreen navigation with IntelliLink, heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and bright roof rails.