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2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia
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  • GMC Acadia
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Engine:
    V6(Est.)
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    115 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; FWD, AWD (Est.)
  • Price:
    29995
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General Motors has finally began reinventing its largest crossover SUV lineup after nearly a decade on the market. Bowing first, the 2017 GMC Acadia boasts an all new chassis formed from thinner yet stronger high-strength steel, measures narrower and shorter, drops 700 pounds, and boasts a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the standard engine.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to haul seven passengers in high-end GMC comfort, but the eight-passenger seating configuration is no longer offered. The Acadia can also be configured to seat five or six, depending on seating packages.

“The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.

GMC’s official stance on the resizing is that the new Acadia is better positioned between the midsize Terrain and the fullsize Yukon, while offering better maneuverability, driving dynamics, and fuel economy. Those are all fantastic achievements, but we wonder if GMC is making the right choice by decreasing interior volume.

The 2017 Acadia will surely sell very well regardless. The current Acadia, which has been on the market since 2007 and unchanged since its mid-cycle refresh in 2013, has continually sold extremely well. GMC moved 96,393 units during 2015 alone. The Acadia’s Buick and Chevrolet cousin, the Enclave and Traverse, sold 62,081 and 119,945 units respectively in 2015. It’s easy to see how important this platform is to The General.

Let’s dive into what the 2017 GMC Acadia is all about.

Update 02/16/2016: GMC has announced official pricing for the 2017 Acadia. Prices fall $1,905, giving the base SL-trim Acadia a starting price of $29,995. More details are found in the pricing section below.

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10 Best 3-Row SUVs of 2018

10 Best 3-Row SUVs of 2018

Find out which is the roomiest

SUVs rose to popularity in the early 2000s, with customers being drawn to their large cabins, higher ride height, and perceived safety. The fact that automakers scored bigger profit margins from them also contributed to the surge. Starting in 2015, sales of SUVs started dominating the auto industry, and carmakers began building them in all shapes and sizes. But, while you can buy everything from compacts to full-size vehicles with taller ride height, three-row SUVs are limited to only midsize and large SUVs.

It’s obviously a matter of practicality here. And, while most haulers aren’t exactly practical, three-row vehicles retain one of the most important features of original SUVs: the ability to carry more than five people. With minivans almost extinct, the three-row SUV is arguably the most practical of its kind. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at the ten best three-row SUVs you can buy today and compare what they offer in terms of features, power, and third-row practicality.

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2019 GMC Acadia Black Edition

2019 GMC Acadia Black Edition

How does a special edition Acadia sound to all of you?

What’s in a Black Edition? In the case of the GMC Acadia, a lot. The decade-old, mid-sized SUV is getting the special edition treatment in time for the 2018 New York Auto Show. Together with the equally blacked out Terrain Black Edition, the limited-run Acadia gets its name from the prevalent use of black throughout its body, giving potential customers a personalized interpretation of an SUV that’s already teeming with its own personality.

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The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

How American can a vehicle be?

Each year, the American University’s Kogod School of Business conducts a survey of the automotive industry. The D.C.-based school maps out the most American-made vehicles, regardless of their brand. Seven key criteria are used in determining the rankings, but it comes down to the percentage of American and Canadian parts used and location of the vehicles’ assembly, research and development, and corporate headquarters.

Though Kogod’s inclusive survey ranks every vehicle sold in the U.S., we’re focusing on the top 10. Much of the list hasn’t changed over 2016, but there are a few additions and missing models. An update in scoring for 2017 allows half-points for automakers (FCA, in particular) that have headquarters in multiple countries. As such, the Jeep Wrangler joins the list, despite the vehicle itself not changing. For a full explanation of the points system, check out Kogod’s website. To skip to the Top 10 most American vehicles, keep reading here on TopSpeed.com

Continue reading for the Top 10 Most American Built Vehicles.

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2017 GMC Acadia All-Terrain - Driven

2017 GMC Acadia All-Terrain - Driven

It’s been nearly a year since our Mark McNabb provided a first look at the redesign of the GMC Acadia. Now, we have driven it. Did GMC make good on its promises of better driving dynamics, technology, and efficiency?

In a word, yes. Compared to the first-generation GMC Acadia, the redesigned 2017 model is slightly smaller, a lot lighter, and positively packed with the latest technology. GMC said the newly slimmed-down Acadia positioned the model better between the not-quite-compact, not-quite-midsize Terrain crossover and the gargantuan truck-based Yukon SUV. That strategy is coming into full view that GMC has announced the Terrain will likely take on a similar diet to become smaller and lighter.

Continue reading for the full review.

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GM Debuting Two New Crossovers at Detroit

GM Debuting Two New Crossovers at Detroit

Looks like the Chevy Traverse and GMC Terrain will move into next generation

General Motors is set to debut two, all-new crossovers at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. The news comes from a source with knowledge of GM’s plans who spoke under anonymity to Automotive News. The two crossers will be the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2017 GMC Terrain.

The two family friendly vehicles are the oldest crossovers the GM’s fleet, with both dating back to GM’s 2009 bankruptcy days. In the years since, GM has focused on improving its pickup truck, large SUV, and sedan lineups. Attention has now turned to crossovers.

The first member of GM’s new generation of crossover is already selling at dealerships: the 2017 GMC Acadia. It rides on the C1XX platform shared with the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The 2017, second-generation Acadia is smaller than its predecessor, but still has three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. The same platform update is expected for the next generation Chevy Traverse, however it’s expected to retain its larger size.

As for the GMC Terrain, it will debut with a new platform shared with recently released 2018 Chevy Equinox. Both are likely to share the same powertrain options, which include a 1.5-liter turbo-four, a 2.0-liter turbo-four, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder.

These updated crossovers should find great success as consumer trends have shifted towards crossovers. Even at their current age, GM sold 119,945 Traverses and 112,030 Terrains in 2015.

The Detroit Auto Show will take place January 8 through 22, with the most debuts happening Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10. TopSpeed will be covering the show in force, so stick around for all the latest releases.

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2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Driven

2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Driven

Bigger isn’t always better

The GMC Acadia has been around since 2007 and shared its Lambda platform, powertrain, and nearly everything else besides its cosmetics with the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. These three-row crossovers were the answer for folks wanting a less-expensive, slightly more efficient version of the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. But the Acadia is leaving the Lambda trio for the 2017 model year with an all-new platform wrapped in a slightly smaller package. It still boasts three rows and seating for seven, but it no longer directly competes with GM’s body-on-frame SUVs in shear size.

The Acadia offers a reasonable staring price around $29,000 for the budget conscious or fleet buyer. But, of course, GMC offers its insanely popular Denali trim, pulling the Acadia from mommy-mobile to high-end luxury cruiser. Its chrome grille and 20-inch wheels wouldn’t look misplaced if valet parked up front. Obviously the price sees a considerable jump, too.

I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the Acadia Denali. My tester came loaded with AWD, GMC’s Dual Skyscape sunroof, adaptive cruise control, automatic collision preparation, and the continuously variable real-time damping suspension. Pricing broke the $50,000 ceiling, but in modern times when vehicle pricing is getting extravagant, this loaded-out tester somehow seems justifiable. Find out how below.

Continue reading for the full driven review.

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GM Overstates MPGs on Lambda Crossovers, Now Reimbursing owners

GM Overstates MPGs on Lambda Crossovers, Now Reimbursing owners

Owners of 2016 Acadia, Enclave, and Traverse models could get $450-1,500

Fuel economy woes apparently aren’t confined to VW and Mitsubishi as General Motors announced it mislabeled fuel economy labels on three of its popular three-row crossovers, leading to a stop-sale, class action lawsuit, and customer reimbursements totaling more than $100 million.

It started in mid-May when GM announced a stop-sale of unsold 2016 GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, and Chevrolet Traverse models due to “mislabeled” Monroney stickers showing the wrong city and highway fuel economy estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency. According to Automotive News, GM said the reimbursements will compensate roughly 135,000 customers “who may pay more for fuel than they expected after viewing the incorrect window label when they purchased or leased their vehicle.”

Customers with affected vehicles will receive an explanation letter, which details the two methods of reimbursement. Customers can choose between a prepaid debit card or can opt for extended warrant coverage. The monetary amount paid out is based on factors including the difference between the actual EPA ratings and the mislabeled window stickers. Average payouts will range between $450 to $900, with some customers receiving less while other will get up to $1,500. Those who choose the warranty coverage will receive an additional 48 months/60,000 miles on top of their 36-month/36,0000-mile standard warranty.

The erroneous fuel economy labels shows the Lambda vehicles achieving 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for AWD models and 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway for those with FWD. The corrected EPA estimates are 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for both FWD and AWD models. The change comes after GM reportedly updated emissions control systems for the 2016 model year.

Additionally, between 30,000 to 35,000 Lambda crossovers were sold to fleet organizations like rental car agencies and other corporations. GM has yet to announce its plan to compensate those owners.

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2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia

General Motors has finally began reinventing its largest crossover SUV lineup after nearly a decade on the market. Bowing first, the 2017 GMC Acadia boasts an all new chassis formed from thinner yet stronger high-strength steel, measures narrower and shorter, drops 700 pounds, and boasts a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the standard engine.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to haul seven passengers in high-end GMC comfort, but the eight-passenger seating configuration is no longer offered. The Acadia can also be configured to seat five or six, depending on seating packages.

“The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.

GMC’s official stance on the resizing is that the new Acadia is better positioned between the midsize Terrain and the fullsize Yukon, while offering better maneuverability, driving dynamics, and fuel economy. Those are all fantastic achievements, but we wonder if GMC is making the right choice by decreasing interior volume.

The 2017 Acadia will surely sell very well regardless. The current Acadia, which has been on the market since 2007 and unchanged since its mid-cycle refresh in 2013, has continually sold extremely well. GMC moved 96,393 units during 2015 alone. The Acadia’s Buick and Chevrolet cousin, the Enclave and Traverse, sold 62,081 and 119,945 units respectively in 2015. It’s easy to see how important this platform is to The General.

Let’s dive into what the 2017 GMC Acadia is all about.

Update 02/16/2016: GMC has announced official pricing for the 2017 Acadia. Prices fall $1,905, giving the base SL-trim Acadia a starting price of $29,995. More details are found in the pricing section below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 GMC Acadia.

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2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia

General Motors has finally began reinventing its largest crossover SUV lineup after nearly a decade on the market. Bowing first, the 2017 GMC Acadia boasts an all new chassis formed from thinner yet stronger high-strength steel, measures narrower and shorter, drops 700 pounds, and boasts a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the standard engine.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to haul seven passengers in high-end GMC comfort, but the eight-passenger seating configuration is no longer offered. The Acadia can also be configured to seat five or six, depending on seating packages.

“The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.

GMC’s official stance on the resizing is that the new Acadia is better positioned between the midsize Terrain and the fullsize Yukon, while offering better maneuverability, driving dynamics, and fuel economy. Those are all fantastic achievements, but we wonder if GMC is making the right choice by decreasing interior volume.

The 2017 Acadia will surely sell very well regardless. The current Acadia, which has been on the market since 2007 and unchanged since its mid-cycle refresh in 2013, has continually sold extremely well. GMC moved 96,393 units during 2015 alone. The Acadia’s Buick and Chevrolet cousin, the Enclave and Traverse, sold 62,081 and 119,945 units respectively in 2015. It’s easy to see how important this platform is to The General.

Let’s dive into what the 2017 GMC Acadia is all about.

Update 02/16/2016: GMC has announced official pricing for the 2017 Acadia. Prices fall $1,905, giving the base SL-trim Acadia a starting price of $29,995. More details are found in the pricing section below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 GMC Acadia.

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Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave Will Skip GMC Acadia Diet

Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave Will Skip GMC Acadia Diet

GM will split its triplet crossovers; Traverse and Enclave will keep larger sizes.

The GMC Acadia broke new ground at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show with an all-new chassis that drops 700 pounds and seven inches over the old Lambda platform. The 2017 Acadia is still a three-row crossover, but its new size is more in line with the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander. That move left the auto industry wondering if the Acadia’s siblings would follow the lead.

According to GM’s Global product chief Mark Reuss, the answer is no. Automotive News was able to snag a telling statement from Reuss, saying, “The brand separation in size and mission and the positioning of these vehicles has never been more differentiated.” It might be vague, but it’s still telling.

This “separation in size and mission” suggests the Traverse and Enclave will likely remain larger, closer to their current size, once they make the generational jump. GM hasn’t provided any solid words, but we’re expecting the Chevy and Buick twins to adopt a long-wheelbase and widened version of the GMC Acadia’s C1 platform, itself shared with the 2017 Cadillac XT5. This would allow the Chevy and Buick to lose some weight, keep their relative size, and gain new technologies and possible powertrains.

It’s doubtful Chevy and Buick will adopt GMC’s new 2.5-liter four-cylinder, due to their larger sizes, but stranger things have happened. Expect the updated 3.6-liter V-6 to be the volume engine. Weight loss will be somewhat limited, coming in well under the 2017 Acadia’s 700-pound trim.

Continue reading for more news and speculation on GM’s large crossovers

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Top-5 7-Seat SUVs Under $50,000

Top-5 7-Seat SUVs Under $50,000

SUVs and crossovers became increasingly popular beginning in the 1990s. Few automakers have yet to join this profitable segment, while most manufacturers that offer such vehicles are elbows deep into providing the sportiness and chutzpah more and more customers are demanding nowadays, while struggling to keep up with the stringent fuel-consumption and CO2-emission regulations. Granted, SUVs are now more than just plain, slow vehicles designed to haul people or tackle the roughest off-road trails.

Need a sports car that rides higher than usual and can carry four people comfortably? Porsche is ready to take your check and deliver a Cayenne. If legroom is what interests you most, but you also need more than 500 ponies and an off-road capable rig, then you’re better off with the Range Rover LWB. You’d rather trade British elegance and German sportiness for some American bling? No problem, you’re the reason why Cadillac is building the Escalade. There’s no doubt these are all great machines, but they all come with at least one drawback, they’re awfully expensive.

That’s not to say there aren’t any affordable SUVs that can offer seating for seven people out there. There’s a handful of seven-seaters you can buy for less than $50,000 that still offer plenty of posh features. We put together a list comprising the cheapest luxury seven-seater SUVs you can buy for the 2015 model year. Check it out below and let us know which one would you pick as a daily driver.

Click past the jump to find out more about the Top 5 Luxury 7-Seater SUVs priced under $50,000.

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2014 GMC Acadia

2014 GMC Acadia

The midsize SUV market is one of the most competitive segments in the auto industry today and GMC has a strong contender with the 2014 Acadia. Combining a simple yet rugged look with a spacious interior and a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, there’s no reason why the Acadia should be relegated as a second-tier SUV. It’s first rate all the way.

Good job by GMC for keeping itself from over-thinking the Acadia SUV. It’s even smarter of the company to resist the urge of trying to one-up the competition.

GMC kept things at an even keel and it worked wonders in giving the Acadia an impressive identity that’s become even more important with so many worthy competitors in its segment. Nothing’s worse than being identified as a "run-of-the-lot" model and to its credit, GMC steered clear of doing that to the Acadia with an impressive list of features buyers ought to be interested in.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 GMC Acadia.

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2013 GMC Acadia

2013 GMC Acadia

The GMC Acadia began its history back in 2007 when the standard model was first introduced to the market. In 2010, GMC added the Denali version and just one year later, in 2011, the model had the best sales in its five-year history. Wanting to keep the momentum going, GMC is offering some refreshing updates to the 2013 model year for both the standard and Denali versions, which it introduced at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Sales for the updated model began in 2013.

"With an award-winning combination of space, capability and fuel-efficiency, Acadia epitomizes GMC’s ’never say never’ attitude," said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. "For 2013, our engineers and designers applied that same attitude to developing the new Acadia."

Changes for the 2013 GMC Acadia include a new exterior design highlighted by signature LED lighting, plus a refined interior with soft-touch materials, accent stitching, and ambient lighting. As for power, GMC has kept the usual 3.6L direct injection V-6 engine under the hood.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 GMC Acadia.

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2011 GMC Acadia Denali

2011 GMC Acadia Denali

First launched in 2007, the GMC Acadia is being offered for the first time with the Denali line. The new Acadia Denali will go on sale in the third quarter of 2010 and will be available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, as well as seven- and eight-passenger configurations.

Acadia Denali is powered by a 3.6L direct injection V-6 engine with VVT mated to an advanced six-speed automatic transmission.

The SUV will feature a mono-color exterior (Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Carbon Black, Red Jewel Tintcoat or White Diamond Tricoat) and chrome honeycomb grille, chrome accents, body-color fascias and fender flares, mahogany wood steering wheel and wood accents, lighted sill plates and 20-inch, two-tone chrome-clad wheels.

Press release after the jump.

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GM recalling 2007 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook

GM recalling 2007 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook

General Motors has announced that all the 2007 GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook will be recalled because of potentially faulty airbag sensors. The recall affects all 13,032 of the vehicles on the road. The problem stems from a faulty sensor that controls the front airbags’ deployment. It will also prevent the vehicle from alerting owners of a malfunction.
GM says the problem is a software issue and can be remedied with a service — no parts need to be replaced — at the dealer at no cost to (...)

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2007 GMC Arcadia prices announced

2007 GMC Arcadia prices announced

GMC announced today that pricing for GMC’s first crossover SUV, the all-new 2007 Acadia, will begin at $29,990 for a well-equipped front-wheel-drive model.
"The next generation of GMC is here with the all-new Acadia," said John Larson, GMC general manager. "The fuel-efficient crossover has a sleek design and spacious interior that offers all of the people and cargo-carrying capabilities that you would expect in a utility vehicle, along with the smooth ride and responsive (...)

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2007 GMC Acadia

2007 GMC Acadia

Today, GMC announced the all-new 2007 Acadia. It is GMC’s first crossover, delivering a smooth, responsive driving experience, athletic design, a spacious interior and a comprehensive safety package to the fastest-growing vehicle segment in the United States.

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