2017 GMC Acadia: More Features, Lower Cost

2017 All-New GMC Acadia All Terrain
2017 All-New GMC Acadia All Terrain /

The 2017 GMC Acadia lowers cost and adds more standard features.

The 2017 GMC Acadia comes in five different trims and can be optioned in front-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive. Priced $1,900 less than the 2016 model, the Acadia now begins pricing at just under $30,000.

Along with the lower price, comes less weight. The new model now weighs 700lbs. less than the 2016 model. Less weight leads to quicker acceleration, shorter braking distances, better gas mileage, and better general driving dynamics.

2017 All-New GMC Acadia Denali
2017 All-New GMC Acadia Denali /

That doesn’t mean the features were skimped. Not only does the new model come in with a lower cost and tremendous weight savings, but the standard features include an IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with an expanded range of active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seat and the Surround Vision camera system.

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"“Acadia takes GMC’s proven SUV experience to the heart of the midsize crossover segment with a compelling package of great design, the latest technologies and the brand’s signature capability,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Building on the momentum of 2015’s record sales, it will introduce Acadia to a new generation of customers.”"

Front wheel drive models come with a standard 2.5 liter engine, that offer a GM-estimated gas rating 22 city, 28 highway.  An optional 3.6 liter V6 has a GM-estimated output of 310 horsepower, capable of towing 4,000 lbs.  GM-rated gas rating is up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

2017 All-New GMC Acadia Denali Interior
2017 All-New GMC Acadia Denali Interior /

The All Terrain model features an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch. An SLE-based All Terrain model will be offered Spring 2016.

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The latest Acadia is ready to compete against other SUV’s, especially the latest Ford Explorer.  With a variety of trim, engine, and drivetrain options, it’s now easier to find the right one for you.