The Acadia is the one ride that packs the triple comforts of a spacious passenger room, a comfy, smooth ride, and excellent cargo space…all into one fabulous car. With top crash tests and generous seating capacity, it is easy to see why it ranks so high in the cross-over category of family cars.
The GMC Acadia is a versatile three row ride, which has seen several full redesign changes since its inception, including an infotainment system upgraded to a 4LTE Wi-Fi capacity. Its serene interior space with a quiet cabin enhances some of its infotainment features retained from previous iterations. Its manoeuvrability takes time to master, because of its speed and size, as well as its acceleration, which is appropriate for the car.
If your top priority is space, including legroom, then the GMC Acadia tops in its category, way ahead of the other competitors in its class. The GMC comes in three trims: SLE, SLT and Denali, with the SLE trims broken down to SLT-1 and SLT-2, SLE-1 and SLE-2.
The standard features prominent in SLE-1 include cruise control, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen electronic interfaces and roof rails. The SLE-2 trim adds an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, an Interlink electronic interface and a two-way passenger seat. Unlike the SLE, the SLT-1 has 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, upgraded steering, and heated front seats. The SLT-1 premium edition has 20- inch alloy wheels.
The SLT-2 trim adds a blind spot warning, driver memory functions and a heated steering wheel to the SLE features while the Denali has a 20-inch wheels, extra soundproofing, dual-pane sunroof and a special exterior styling.
The GMC Acadia has a 3.6 litre V6 engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. This V6 engine packs 266 pound-feet of torque with a 281 horsepower. This family car has an optional all-wheel drive and the standard front wheel drive on all trims. Its acceleration at around 8.1 seconds on 0-60 is standard for most spacious crossovers.
The Acadia is an extremely safe car fitted with stability control, rear-view mirrors, antilock disc brakes and front-seat side-impact airbags. All trims have the front center airbag except the SLE-1. It also features lane departure warning, remote door locking, stolen vehicle locator and an automatic crash notification.
The car has a five-star rating for both its front and side impact crash and the highest score in roof strength tests as well as a seat/head restraint design. The car has a padded, soft interior with a helpful rear-view mirror and interlink smartphone integrated features, that are advanced, aesthetically pleasing and functional.
With its spacious cabin and generous load capacity, Acadia remains the quintessential American family car.