GMC unveiled its all-new 2013 Acadia crossover SUV on Wednesday at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. GMC hopes that this redesigned full-size SUV will capitalize on their role as GM's second ranked volume brand.
Introduced in 2006, the Acadia shares the same platform as the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The Acadia is both GMC's first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and the company's first crossover SUV.
So what's new for 2013? GMC has equipped the 2013 Acadia with a series of styling, technological, performance and safety advancements. Style wise, the all-new Acadia features a redesigned exterior with a more macho facade compared to past years. The 2013 model features a three-bar grille and a new chiseled look. The vehicle's exterior also contains a new spoiler and wraparound rear glass. The 2013 edition also adds high-intensity discharge headlamps and LED running lamps.
In addition to the Acadia's exterior, its interior experienced a noticeable upgrade as well. Some nice touches include new stitching and aluminum trim on select models. Aesthetics aside, the Acadia interior has also undergone a major technological overhaul. New gadgets include GMC's Color Touch Radio, which lets drivers use Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and connecting various devices. Other nifty features are a photo viewer and a back-up camera. As was true with previous Acadia models, the 2013 edition still includes rear-seat entertainment and a Dual SkyScape sunroof.
The Acadia also boasts some improvements under the hood, including an upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 model is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which produces a maximum of 288-hp. This updated horsepower allows users to tow up to 5000 lbs. As for fuel economy, The Acadia gets EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg in front-wheel drive and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Aside from the aforementioned updates, the Acadia's new safety features may be the most significant. The upcoming Acadia features a front center air bag, which when deployed, blows up between front seat occupants. The new Acadia will also include blind-spot detection and rear cross traffic alert, which helps drivers avoid those pesky blind spots.
"While no restraint technology can address all body regions or all potential injuries, the front center air bag is designed to work with the vehicle's other air bags and safety belts to collectively deliver an even more comprehensive occupant restraint system," Gay Kent, GM executive director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness, said in a statement.
Although the Acadia sold 79,000 vehicles last year, which is a high for the model, it still trailed sibling brands, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Whether the Acadia's new enhancement will help it overtake its rivals remains to be seen.
2013 GMC Acadia will go on sale in late 2012.
2013 GMC Acadia
From the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the
2013 GMC Acadia.
All-New 2013 GMC Acadia - In/Out/Details [HD]
The new 2013 Acadia and Acadia Denali with a new exterior and safety
features including the industry's first front center air bag.
Acadia, which launched in 2007 as GMC's first crossover and defined a
segment that has since surged in popularity, had the best sales in its
five-year history in 2011. The Denali model, added in mid-2010, broadened
Acadia's appeal to luxury customers with its combination of functionality
2014 GMC Acadia SLE: The Best Crossover? A real world analysis.
In this video we take a look at the recently refreshed GMC Acadia. Most of
the refresh took place in the styling department, so rest assured this
video is relevant for older GMC Acadias and its platform mates the Buick
Enclave and Chevy Traverse.
As an amateur car reviewer, I'll give you a real world, practical,
unscripted analysis without the fluff of other automotive channels.
In this review we'll look at fuel economy, passenger space and seating
layouts, rear cargo space behind the third row and all the other key
aspects of the Acadia.
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competitive class. Facing vehicles like the new Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda
CX-9, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Hyundai Santa Fe, the GMC Acadia is
among many worth challengers. What sets the GMC Acadia apart from the rest
is its commodious interior, comfortable highway ride and excellent cargo
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Explored
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The 2012 edition of the Chevrolet Traverse is being rolled out. This is a
crossover SUV that is made with some of the best fuel standards around and
works with a third row of seats that is easy for anyone to manage. It has
become one of the most notable 7 seat SUVs around and has become so popular
that it can be found today in various trims. Read about the Chevrolet
Traverse 2011 first!.
A key about the 2012 Chevy Traverse is that it features a number of points
that are similar to what it has had in the past but it will have a few
changes that still make it impressive. Meanwhile, this is expected to be
the last of the current Traverse models. A full redesign of Chevy Traverse
is expected for 2013. It is not clear as to what the new version will have
but the current 2012 version will be a good chance for anyone to pick up
one of the top SUVs that seat seven.
The Engine Works Right
The engine that is being used for this 2012 7 seat car is the same that was
used in the 2011 edition of the Traverse. It is a 3.6L V6 engine. It works
to get the standard 17/24 mpg rating that was found in the previous model,
thus creating something that is a little easier to manage when compared
with other vehicles. These include things like the Toyota Highlander, a
vehicle that is similar to the Traverse but only gets a 15/22 mpg rating.
This engine works with an all wheel drive function. A six speed automatic
transmission is also used here. This works with one of the smoothest
acceleration procedures around, thus providing anyone with the most
effective driving functions around.
The suspension is also completely independent from other functions around
the vehicle. This is used to create a better ride that is easier to manage.
The Interior is Useful
The dimensions in the Traverse are around the same as what the 2011 model
used. The car has 36.8 inches of leg room in the second row and 33.2 inches
in the third row. There is also about sixty inches of shoulder room in
every row around the car.
The third row can especially be useful not only because it has cup holders
but also because it works alongside a second row that is easy to manage.
The second row uses a Smart Slide seat that is easy to move around. It can
be slid forward with a single motion to help create plenty of space and to
make it so people can get in and out of the car as easily as possible.
The fact that the second and third row seats can be laid down flat helps as
well. In fact, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse offers around 120 cubic feet of
cargo space. This is much greater than what other 7 seat cars have,
particularly the Ford Explorer with its 80 cubic feet of cargo space.
This works with a few different features that make the car more beneficial.
First, the vehicle has air bags on varying points. These include rear body
and curtain air bags. There are six total air bags around the vehicle.
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2011 GMC Acadia vs. Toyota Sequoia Mashup Drive & Review
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New Hyundai i40 Saloon
Full pricing, specification and insurance group ratings have been announced
for the all new Hyundai i40 Saloon.
The Hyundai i40 Saloon will be on sale from 5th January 2012, priced from
£17,395 with insurance from Group 12E. The Hyundai i40 also boasts the
lowest 'Benefit in Kind' cost in class for key diesel derivatives.
Tony Whitehorn, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK says: "The i40 Saloon
represents the next-step in the launch of the i40 range to the UK market.
It is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered specifically for
Europe, ensuring its relevance in the market place.
"The stylish saloon version shares the same qualities found in the i40
Tourer - offering outstanding levels of fuel-efficiency, comfort, quality,
and a high level of standard equipment all at an accessible price. It will
broaden the appeal of the i40 range to buyers in the D-segment by offering
a unique, value for money, customer proposition."
Three main trim levels will be available for the Hyundai i40 Saloon:
Active, Style and Premium and two engines in three power outputs with
manual or automatic transmission. Blue Drive technologies including
Intelligent Stop & Go technology are standard equipment on all Active
models and on the Style 1.7 CRDi 136PS Blue Drive and the Premium 1-7 CRDi
136PS Blue Drive model with CO2 emissions of 119g/km.
Standard features for the Hyundai i40 Saloon include 16" alloy wheels,
Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, leather steering wheel with
audio controls, electric heated door mirrors with integrated LED
indicators, electric front and rear windows and electric parking brake with
automatic hold function. Touch screen satellite navigation with rear view
camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and dual zone
climate control are standard on the 'Style' range. The Premium models see
leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and supervision
instrument cluster with LCD colour display as standard, with optional Lane
Departure Warning and Smart Parking Assist, heated leather steering wheel
and ventilated front seats.
Active safety features found on the Hyundai i40 Saloon include ESP
(Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Hill-start
Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an incline), VSM
(Vehicle Stability Management), Brake Assist System and Emergency Stop
All Hyundai i40 Saloons benefit from passive safety features including
seven airbags -- front, front side and curtain as well as a driver knee
All Hyundai i40 models benefit from Hyundai's Five Year Triple Care
assurance, offering unlimited warranty and road side assistance for five
years as well as five years of vehicle health checks.
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2013 Buick Enclave Luxury Crossover SUV Test Drive & Walkaround Video Review
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us a wonderful walkaround review of the new 2013 Buick Enclave luxury
crossover SUV. This vehicle has been dramatically redesigned for the 2013
model year starting from the front end and working all to the way to the
back as well as both inside and out. What's even better is that the 2013
Buick Enclave starts out with an affordable base price of $38,445.
The front end design is now much more dramatic and pronounced look that
makes the 2013 Buick Enclave look aggressive. The new grille and LED
headlights are the first thing people notice when driving down the road.
The standard wheels are 18-inch aluminum pieces but you can upgrade to
larger 20-inch chrome rims. Along the sides are chrome accents to give the
Enclave a sleeker presence. The rear has been totally redesigned featuring
a dual Exhaust that has been
integrated into the lower bumper diffuser. The LED taillights give this
vehicle a dramatic look at night.
The engine is a 3.6 liter direct injection V-6 that makes 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic which helps the 2013 Buick
Enclave manage 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
Buick basically redesigned the entire driver's cockpit on the inside of the
Enclave for 2013. The premium materials feature live stitching, contrasting
materials, high end wood accents, a new center stack with capacitive touch
controls, and accent lighting. One great thing about the Buick Enclave is
that it is designed to carry people and families. This large crossover SUV
can seat up to 8 passengers but you can also opt for Captain's Chairs in
the second row.
The 2013 Buick Enclave is a great buy compared to other large crossover
SUVs for a couple of reasons. First, the Enclave price point is lower than
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new enhancements for the 2013 model year. Third, the interior is segment
leading thanks to the nice choice of materials. The Enclave has proven to
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