2016 GMC Acadia

2016 GMC Acadia
2016 GMC Acadia

2016 GMC Acadia


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 22 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 288 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The GMC Acadia full-size crossover offers an alternative to the minivan for families looking for a safe, stylish, people-carrier. Available all-wheel drive means that weather won't prevent the occasional side trip, either. When held up to the Acadia's competitors-- the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, the Acadia meets or beats them by equipment and interior room, the Acadia wins by offering a higher level of available luxury in the Denali.

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What's New For 2016

The biggest news for 2016 is the addition of Wi-Fi, via OnStar's 4G LTE technology. All 2016 Acadia models will have the ability to act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing for internet connectivity via various wireless enabled devices, such as iPads and laptops.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Additional Equipment
Unselected includes (VAV) first and second row all-weather floor mats, LPO, (VKN) third row all-weather floor mats, LPO and (VLI) all-weather rear cargo mat, LPO.
(Not Available With (Cav) Integrated Cargo Liner, Lpo.)
$228 $250
Unselected $127 $140
Unselected $68 $75
Unselected $64 $70
Unselected $191 $210
Unselected $582 $640
Unselected $14 $15
Unselected with 5.1 surround sound
(Included And Only Available With (U42) Rear Seat Entertainment System.)
$0 $0
Unselected rear seat DVD player with remote control, overhead display, 2 sets of 2-channel wireless infrared headphones, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound and (KV1) 3-prong household style power outlet
(Included And Only Available With (Ui7) Color Touch Navigation Radio With Intellilink And Rear Seat Entertainment.)
$0 $0
Unselected $1,852 $2,035
Unselected $137 $150
Unselected $68 $75
Unselected $68 $75
Unselected $123 $135
Unselected $91 $100
Unselected set of 2, mount behind front seat head rests
(Not Available With (Uj5) Rear Seat Dvd Entertainment System, Lpo.)
$187 $205
Unselected $300 $0
Unselected $124 $0
Unselected $122 $0
Selected $0 $0
Excluded $0 $0
Excluded $0 $0
Unselected (allows a dealer in states that require California emissions - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington - to order Federal emissions for a vehicle that will be registered in a state that has Federal emission requirements). Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington.
(Requires (Fe9) Federal Emissions Requirements. Not Available In Maine Or Vermont.)
$0 $0
Excluded (for vehicles ordered by dealers in Federal emission states with (YF5) or (NE1) emissions - Not required for vehicles being shipped to California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington)
(Requires (Yf5) California State Emissions Requirements Or (Ne1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Or Washington State Emissions Requirements.)
$0 $0
Excluded (for dealers ordering vehicles in (YF5) or (NE1) emission states - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington) $0 $0
Selected $0 $0
Selected $359 $395
Unselected $359 $395
Unselected Available On Denali Or Sl. Available With (Pcx) Premium Edition At No Extra Charge.)
$359 $395
Unselected Available On Denali. Not Available On Sl.)
$450 $495
Unselected Available On Denali. Not Available On Sl.)
$905 $995
Unselected Available On Denali. Available With (Pcx) Premium Edition At No Extra Charge. Not Available On Sl. Built Out For 2016 Model Year.)
$359 $395
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Preferred Equipment Group
Selected $0 $0
Selected AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack (STD)
(Upgradable To (Ui7) Color Touch Navigation Radio With Intellilink And Rear Seat Entertainment.)
$0 $0
Unselected $1,269 $1,395
Seat Trim
Selected $0 $0
Unselected (Includes (KB6) heated and cooled front seats.
Not Available With (Abc) 8-Passenger (2-3-3 Seating Configuration).)
$0 $0
Seat Type
Selected $0 $0
Seating Arrangement
Selected $0 $0
Unselected (Includes 2nd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat.
Not Available With (653) Cocoa/Dune.)
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Selected (STD)
(Included And Only Available With Tr14526 Fwd Models.)
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Selected $0 $0
Unselected $546 $600

Specifications for 2016 GMC Acadia

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact 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.)
    • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (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.)
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare.)
    • Horn, dual-note
  • Entertainment Features
    • Audio system controls, in the rear cargo area
    • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks
    • Audio system feature, USB port, dual charge only, located rear of center console
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system with sub-woofer (Upgraded to (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
    • Audio system, Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack (Upgradable to (UI7) Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink and Rear Seat Entertainment.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Door handles, chrome (Bright beltline molding.)
    • Body, power rear liftgate
    • Fog lamps, front, halogen projector beam
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Headlamps, HID projector low beam, halogen projector high beam
    • Grille, signature Denali
    • Rocker molding, body-color, Denali specific
    • Moldings, body-color with chrome insert, Denali specific
    • Spoiler, rear
    • Luggage rack, bright side rails, roof-mounted, Denali specific
    • Sunroof, Dual SkyScape 2-panel power with tilt-sliding front and fixed rear with sunscreen
    • Fascia, front, Denali specific
    • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
    • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
    • Wheels, 4 - 20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
    • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
    • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
  • Interior Features
    • Reclining front buckets
    • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair. May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration).)
    • NavTraffic. Avoid congestion before you reach it by enhancing your vehicle's navigation or entertainment system with NavTraffic. With detailed information on traffic speed, accidents, construction, road closures and more, you will get to your destination faster and more easily than ever before. (Included with (UI8) Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink or (UI7) Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink and Rear Seat Entertainment. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period. 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. NavTraffic available only in select markets. For more information, see www.siriusxm.com/navtraffic.)
    • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed on first and second rows
    • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
    • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
    • Seats, heated and cooled front seats
    • Console, front center with 2 cup holders and storage
    • Cup holders 10 with (ABB) 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) and 12 with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration)
    • Floor mats, premium, carpeted front, second and third row, Denali specific
    • Sill plate, illuminated, Denali specific
    • Insulation, Acoustic Package, Denali specific
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls and wood trim, Denali specific
    • Steering wheel, heated, leather-wrapped
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
    • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center, outside temperature indicator and digital compass display
    • Head-Up Display includes digital multi-function readouts
    • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Down
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions
    • Remote vehicle start
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer
    • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
    • Air conditioning, rear manual
    • Defogger, rear-window electric
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics 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 with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
    • OnStar Guidance plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
    • Trim, interior, aluminum on instrument panel and steering wheel
    • Lighting, interior ambient light pipe in instrument panel
    • 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
    • Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [364.5 N-m] with dual exhaust)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with TR14526 FWD models.)
    • Axle, 3.16 ratio
    • Front wheel drive
    • Cooling system, heavy-duty
    • Alternator, 170 amps
    • Trailering equipment includes (V08) heavy-duty cooling and (VR2) trailer hitch
    • Trailer hitch, factory installed
    • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (TR14526 FWD models only.)
    • Suspension, Ride and Handling
    • Steering, power, variable effort
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Exhaust, dual, flow through fascia, Denali specific

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8 x 1.1
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.0 x 0.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 116.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 70.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 24.1
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 11.8
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LLT
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/217
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 288 @ 6300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 270 @ 3400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 118.90
    • Length, Overall (in) - 200.80
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 78.90
    • Height, Overall (in) - 70.40
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 67.30
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 67.10
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.60
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 22.0
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Capacity - 8
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 151.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.30
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.30
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 61.60
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 58.00
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.60
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.80
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 61.00
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 57.80
    • Third Head Room (in) - 38.40
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 33.20
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.80
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 48.30
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 22
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.89
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.4
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - GMC Acadia
    • Body Style - 4 Door
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Coil-Over Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Linked H-Arm
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QQD
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QQD
    • Front Tire Size - P255/55R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/55R20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 5000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 5200
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 520
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - M7V
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4656
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 x 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 x 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 GMC Acadia Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Crimson Red Tintcoat Ebony Twilight Metallic Iridium Metallic Midnight Amethyst Metallic White Frost Tricoat
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Iridium Metallic
  • Midnight Amethyst Metallic
  • White Frost Tricoat

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Even though GMC cemented its reputation with the production of pickup trucks, in recent years the division has also become known for crossover vehicles and SUVs. Interior space is the dominant feature of the GMC Acadia midsize crossover SUV. It can seat up to eight. In fact, passenger/cargo space is comparable to that of a minivan.

Closely related to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, the GMC Acadia has no tie to the brand’s trucks, or to its full-size, truck-based SUVs. Available with either front- or all-wheel drive, each trim level is powered by a 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 that teams with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

For 2016, GMC Acadia adds 4G LTE connectivity to its OnStar telematics, which come standard. It can create a moving wi-fi hotspot. A new 2016 GMC Acadia SL base model joins the lineup, and a heated steering wheel goes into 2016 GMC Acadia Denali.

Acadia has scored well in crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives Acadia an overall rating of five stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued Good scores in all tests, including roof strength. GM’s midsize crossovers stand out for offering a front-center airbag; which deploys forward from the right side of the driver’s seat.

Upper-trim models offer active safety systems, including blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision alert, and lane-departure warning. Poshest Acadia of the lot, the Denali model includes a Dual SkyScape sunroof, as well as heated/ventilated seats and leather-trimmed upholstery. IntelliLink is available or standard, allowing the driver to integrate such online radio services as Pandora and Stitcher, using voice and touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones.

Not only is the Acadia interior spacious, but the overall design makes good use of all that room. With the third row up, there’s 24 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down both the second- and third-row seats, and you wind up with a virtually cavernous total of 116 cubic feet.

A Color Touch Radio with touch-screen control is standard. In some Acadia versions, the screen is encircled by capacitive controls for audio and climate systems. Navigation is available as an option, as is rear-seat DVD entertainment. Available for the full model line, the entertainment system includes surround sound and ten speakers.


Acadias are available with either seven- or eight-passenger seating.

Acadia SL ($30,975) comes with cloth upholstery, front/rear air conditioning, a rearview camera, roof rack, remote keyless entry, center console, two USB ports, six-speaker radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear park assist, and 18-inch wheels.

Acadia SLE ($34,175) has SiriusXM satellite radio and IntelliLink smartphone integration. SLE-2 trim adds a power liftgate, eight-way power driver’s seat, remote start, auto-dimming mirror, and driver’s knee air bag.

Acadia SLT ($41,020) includes automatic tri-zone climate control, foglamps, aluminum accents, heated power front seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, Bose 10-speaker audio, heated mirrors, and 19-inch wheels. Priced slightly higher, SLT-2 adds a memory driver’s seat with power recline, heated steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, and blind-spot/rear cross-traffic alerts.

Acadia Denali ($47,890) gets an exclusive chrome grille, noise-reducing acoustics package, Denali-specific aluminum interior trim and accent lighting, a two-panel sunroof, and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels. Also standard: HID headlights, power tilt/telescoping steering column, navigation, head-up display, heated/cooled seats, and perforated leather seating.


Acadia features a more forceful, rectangular grille than its Enclave/Traverse mates, for a more truck-style appearance. That makes sense, since GMC is perceived as a truck maker. Although its profile is unabashedly straightforward, and even boxy in shape, Acadia’s crisp body lines have aged rather gracefully, compared to other crossover SUVs. Less anonymous and bland than a Traverse, it hints at a tougher, more macho nature than Buick’s curvier Enclave.

LED daytime running lights and a small rear spoiler are installed. Upper trims have a power liftgate. Denali stands out for its chromed-mesh grille, distinct headlights, and 18- to 20-inch wheels.


All Acadias have three-row seating for either seven or eight occupants. In the second row, either a pair of captain’s chairs or a three-person bench may be installed.

Even though the tight, pleasantly quiet cabin is practical in nature, it’s classy and refined. Soft-touch materials are used, and the soft leather upholstery installed in upper-trim models is accented by French stitching, with red ambient lighting. Seats are impressively comfortable, though the floor sits a bit higher than in some similar vehicles.

Passengers can expect a welcoming environment. Front occupants enjoy prime accommodations, helped by a high seating position. Second-row seats slide fore and aft on a track, to increase leg room in either the second or third row. Both the twin captain’s chairs and the three-place bench are sized for adults.

Because the rear seat is low, headroom is sufficient for most adults. Still, it’s appropriate only for youngsters or small adults. Getting there is the obstacle. A Smart Slide feature flips up the rear cushion and flips the seat forward to ease access. GM claims an Acadia can carry a sheet of plywood that’s four feet wide.

GM’s IntelliLink is simpler to use than some touch-screen or dial systems. Even so, an occasional glitch may turn up.

Driving Impressions

At 288 horsepower, the V6 is strong enough in view of its 3.6-liter displacement. Still, it’s hauling plenty of weight, even with front-wheel drive. A 2.5-ton mass inevitably impedes passing response. When full of people and cargo, an Acadia can struggle while trying to reach highway speed. With a light load, acceleration is actually rather strong.

GM’s 6-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly, but sometimes seems hesitant when trying to select the next gear. At times, too, it’s reluctant to downshift.

On the road, an Acadia feels a little smaller than it looks. Handling ranks as moderately capable, and reasonably well controlled. Expect a nicely balanced ride, helped by dual-flow damper shock absorbers. Power steering has a light feel and is appropriately weighted.

Quietness is a virtue, and Acadia provides excellent suppression of sounds. Properly equipped, an Acadia can tow as much as 5,200 pounds.

Fuel economy is poorer than that of smaller, lighter SUVs. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 17/24 mpg City/Highway (19 mpg Combined), with front-wheel drive. Add all-wheel drive, and estimates drop to 16/23 mpg (but still 19 mpg Combined).


Because of its distinctive look, the GMC Acadia is our favorite member of this GM trio. Though way too big and heavy to deliver car-like performance, it’s a pleasant crossover to drive. Customary power features are standard, and cargo space is voluminous. Denali is fitted out at practically Cadillac-level.

Driving impressions by Kirk Bell, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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