The Acadia is completely reimagined for the 2017 model year and it’s taking aim at every other midsize SUV using the GMC “professional grade” approach while providing greater refinement, versatility and safety than the outgoing model.
The 2017 GMC Acadia (MSRP $29,070) is 700 pounds lighter than the model it replaces, leading to improved maneuverability and turning.
The 2017 Acadia is available with your choice of a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. Towing is rated up to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped. Fuel estimates are rated up to 26 mpg on the highway with the four-cylinder and an equally impressive 25 mpg on the highway with the V6. Both engines employ direct-injection and are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. A new All-Terrain model is also available with a specially tuned all-wheel-drive system with Active Twin Clutch that can handle anything you throw its way. The Traction Select system also allows for you to custom tailor your driving experience to match current conditions. A MacPherson strut front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension provide a compliant ride.
Available in SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali trims, the Acadia comes with standard heated exterior mirrors, keyless open and start, automatic tri-zone climate control, seven-inch color touch screen for the GMC IntelliLink® system, leather wrapped steering wheel and a full-suite of OnStar® services. As you climb through the trim levels you can find features like a power liftgate, dual Sky Scape Power sunroof, IntelliBeam® headlights and 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Acadia is available with a Navigation system, eight-speaker Bose® audio system, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
The Acadia can seat up to seven passengers and stow up to 79 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row. Even with all passengers in place, the Acadia can hold up to 12.8 cubic feet. The second row can be equipped with captain’s chairs or a split-folding bench, while the third row splits 50/50 for a flat load floor.
All Acadia models come with eight standard airbags, rearview camera and StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control. Additional safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, and Forward Automatic Braking. Parking is made easier with the available Rear Park Assist and Surround Vision Camera. The Acadia also benefits from the new Rear Seat Reminder. The 2017 Acadia was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, on top of a 5-Star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Motor Trend adds “All in all, GMC has met its target of creating a smaller, more nimble, more refined, and softer-looking crossover with the 2017 Acadia. There is no reason to think this model won't outsell its larger predecessor.”
The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia is available now, so stop in to see it for yourself and take it for a spin to see if it could be your perfect match.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.