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.
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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2012 GMC Acadia Denali Test Drive & Luxury Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/gmc/acadia/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 GMC Acadia
Denali might just be the best looking large crossover SUV on the road
today. The Denali trim adds a ton of luxury features and conveniences to an
already wonderful package. In fact, the Acadia is good choice for those who
want a bit of luxury in their 8-passenger vehicle but do not want to pay
the premium price that a Cadillac or Mercedes would cost. The full-size GMC
Acadia Denali is one very handsome vehicle and the base price on this
crossover is $46,810.
The Acadia does not look overly large; instead the proportions are just
right. The SUV looks great sitting on its factory 20-inch chrome wheels
with black accents. Other exterior features include chrome Exhaust tips, bold wheel arches, and LED
taillights. On the inside the Acadia Denali is all luxury and technology.
There are 2 different seating options; an 8-passenger set-up or a
7-passenger design that includes captains chairs in the middle. Both the
second and third row can fold flat into the floor creating a ton of usable
cargo room. The interior materials are very upscale and include leather and
wood trim pieces. Technology consists of everything that GMC offers. There
is a touch screen navigation system, rear view camera, heated and cooled
front seats, Bluetooth, and more. The Dual SkyScape 2-Panel Power Sunroof
is nothing short of amazing.
The ride is very refined for a heavy vehicle. The Acadia Denali is ultra
comfortable for the up-to 8 passengers which makes this crossover a great
road trip choice. Motivation comes via a 3.6 liter V-6 engine that makes
288 horsepower and
270 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. The 2012
Acadia Denali FWD model averages 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the
highway which is pretty good for such a large vehicle. Other standard
include traction and stability control.
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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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2013 GMC Acadia Denali 1st Drive
Your friends at Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE were recently invited
to the media preview and drive of the new 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. The
vehicle will be available to the public sometime beginning in November
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from TXGarage.com to bring you this informative ride along interview and to
share our first impressions of this vehicle.
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Garage together, a bit of hijinx does ensue. So sit back, have a snack, and
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competitive vehicles in the GM fleet as it competes in a extremely
competitive class. Facing vehicles like the new Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda
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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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