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GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia side view

Pros and cons of the GMC Acadia

  • Five model choices
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Quick acceleration from optional V6 engine
  • Advanced safety tech only on higher trims
  • Limited legroom in third-row seats
  • Low quality interior finish
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the GMC Acadia

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the GMC Acadia

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats6 - 7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11 - 13.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.2 - 9.5 L/100km
  • Width1915 mm
  • Length4917 mm
  • Trunk space362 L
  • Cargo space2237 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the GMC Acadia

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the GMC Acadia 2017 - present is available in 3 trims:

SLE trim features and specs

Available with the SLE trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
3 engines are available with the SLE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 193 hp
City consumption:11 - 11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:713 - 789 km
2.5 L - Gas - 194 hp
City consumption:11 - 11.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:716 - 789 km
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:639 - 700 km

SLT trim features and specs

Available with the SLT trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the SLT trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:13.3 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:700 - 707 km

Denali trim features and specs

Available with the Denali trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Denali trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the Denali trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 310 hp
City consumption:13.3 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:700 - 707 km

Overview of the GMC Acadia

Learn about the GMC Acadia

Summary

If you're looking for reliable performance in a sleek, mid-size SUV then the GMC Acadia could be the answer. Depending on how you set it up, the GMC Acadia has space for five to seven passengers or over one hundred cubic feet of cargo space. Newer GMC Acadias have the available All Terrain twin-clutch system. This advanced system gives the vehicle an extra level of torque for those off-the-beaten-path adventures. From the entry-level model to the luxurious Denali trim, the GMC Acadia has the space for your whole family while providing the power to take on any adventure.

Safety

The GMC Acadia provides a suite of standard safety features for all road conditions. All models 2014 and newer have available blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning to keep you safe during highway driving. Other available features include: 

  • Auto high beams for greater visibility
  • Auto braking to minimize high-speed collisions
  • Low-speed forward-collision warning to avoid parking fender-benders 

A number of new advanced features became available with the 2017 model at the Denali trim level. Such features include pedestrian detection and Surround Vision with front and rear parking sensors to enhance driver awareness. Older models from 2007 come standard with antilock disc brakes and stability control to prevent skidding, full side-curtain head airbags for all three rows and an OnStar communications system that alerts first-responders in the event of a crash.

Interior

Higher trim levels of the GMC Acadia come standard with heated front seats, power lumbar support and leather upholstery. Choose bench-style or captain’s chair second-row seating for easier access to the third row. For added luxury, the Denali trim features a heated power steering wheel and available dual-SkyScape sunroof. All generations offer a spacious cabin and folding third-row seats, so you and your passengers will never feel cramped, nor lack in cargo room. 

Technology

A standard 4-inch customizable driver display monitoring speed, gas levels and other important information became standard in 2017. The GMC Acadia has long featured an available multimedia and navigation centre. In the newest models, GMC added a host of new functionality including a touchscreen, satellite radio and smartphone integration. Other available features and upgrades include:

  • OnStar 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, so you’ll never feel disconnected 
  • The myGMC smartphone app, which allows you to remotely control certain aspects of your vehicle
  • GM’s Teen Driver technology for monitoring younger drivers’ speed, location and safety 

In the SLE trim, even the oldest generation (2007) comes standard with air-conditioning in the front and backseat, keyless entry and a six-speaker stereo system that can play MP3s and CDs. 

Space

As a rule, the GMC Acadia is a very roomy SUV. All GMC Acadias have ample of space in the first two rows, particularly if you choose the captain’s chair option. Legroom in the third row is slightly tight in newer models, so look for a 2016 model or earlier if you want to maximize passenger space. Cargo space in the GMC can be described as cavernous with no exaggeration. Depending on the year, behind the third row is between 10 and 25 cubic feet of space that expands to between 80 and 115 cubic feet with all seats folded.  

Comfort

While the entry-level Acadia is best suited for commuter driving, it can be upgraded to make it more suited going off-road. Those who want this freedom might be wise to choose the SLT2 or Denali models. Both have adaptive suspension and the twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system. These features give you the traction, stability and torque to take on the most challenging off-road conditions. Standard in all models 2017 and later, the StabiliTrak feature allows easy switching between two-wheel, four-wheel, Snow, Sport and Tow modes.

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Acadia

Yes, the GMC Acadia has a third row of seating. The second generation model has a shorter overall length so interior space in the back row is a bit more limited.

The cost of a GMC Acadia will vary depending on the year, trim, and mileage. You can expect to pay at least $5,000 for a pre-owned vehicle or $35,000 for a new vehicle.

While all GMC Acadias have a third row of seating, the exact number of seats available depends on the year and trim level. Newer models seat seven, while certain older models can seat eight.

The GMC Acadia comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD) depending on year and trim. All-wheel drive is the same as four-wheel drive in almost all respects.

The GMC Acadia is larger than the GMC Terrain, with an extra row of seating and a larger engine.