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2021 GMC Acadia Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 12, 2020

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GMC Acadia is a midsize family SUV which shares its architecture with the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. The Acadia with its modest performance and efficiency has managed to sell quite a few, which signifies its reception amongst the audience. With a starting MSRP of $34,995, the three-row Acadia has not seen much in terms of updates for 2021. We’ll dive in deep to discuss the 2021 GMC Acadia in detail.

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Pros

Refined ride quality makes it comfortable in any driving situation

Quick acceleration from the optional V6 engine

Simple cabin layout

Modern onboard technology offers better convenience

Cons

Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even for the priciest trims

Some rivals have better cargo and third-row space

Base engine feels dull

What's New?

The 2021 Acadia will remain similar to the previous model and is a carryover this time. Customers who own the 2020 Acadia can be relieved since the upgrade is not very significant.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34995

bodystyle

SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

115 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

horsepower

310hp @6,300rpm

torque

272lb-ft @4,400rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

112.5 in.

length

193.4 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

66.7 in.

curb weight

3923 lbs.

ground clearance

7.2 in.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.87 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/20/25 mpg


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Styles

2021 GMC Acadia in Blue Steel Metallic color 2021 GMC Acadia in Dark Sky Metallic color 2021 GMC Acadia in Ebony Twilight Metallic color 2021 GMC Acadia in Iridium Metallic color
Blue Steel Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.8

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.9

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 GMC Acadia SL

SL

power
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$30,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $30,995 MSRP (21/23/27) 193 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7

2021 GMC Acadia SLE

SLE

power
310 hp @ 6700 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$34,795 - $38,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $34,795 MSRP (21/23/27) 193 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
SLE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $36,290 MSRP (17/23/25) 310 hp @ 6700 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 7
SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $37,995 MSRP (21/27) 230 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7
SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $38,490 MSRP (17/25) 310 hp @ 6700 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 7

2021 GMC Acadia SLT

SLT

power
310 hp @ 6700 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
TBD

$39,995 - $42,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $39,995 MSRP (21/28) 230 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,490 MSRP (17/25) 310 hp @ 6700 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 7
SLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $41,995 MSRP (21/27) 230 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 6
SLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $42,490 MSRP (17/25) 310 hp @ 6700 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 7

2021 GMC Acadia AT4

AT4

power
310 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$42,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $42,295 MSRP (18/21/25) 310 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
9-speed automatic w/OD TBD 6

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


The GMC Acadia has built its portfolio amidst all odds. With a starting MSRP of $34,995, the three-row Acadia makes up for a strong lead in the mid-size three-row SUV segment. The 2021 GMC Acadia is offered in four trim levels - SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali - along with three different engine variants. The top of the line Acadia Denali comes with a starting price of $46,300 and represents the Acadia in its most opulent guise.

In this review, we’ll be pitting the Acadia against its segment rivals like the Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9 and the Volkswagen Atlas. Here’s our take on the 2021 GMC Acadia. 

2021 GMC Acadia Front View
2021 GMC Acadia Rear View

7.8/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.9/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2021 GMC Acadia Features

7.8/10

The GMC Acadia comes in a total of 4 different trims namely SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Previously the Acadia came with 5 trims and the base SL trim was removed in order to make space for the smaller Terrain. The base SLE comes with a 2.5 L inline 4 cylinder while the SLT comes with a 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 and gets the 3.6L V6 as an option. The AT4 and Denali comes with the V6 unit as standard along with a host of model exclusive features.

Trims

SL

SLE

SLT

AT4

MSRP (FWD) 2.5L

 $30,995  $34,795  -

-

MSRP (FWD) 2.0L - - $39,995 -
MSRP (FWD) 3.6L - $36,290  $40,490  -

MSRP (AWD) 2.0L

-  $37,995  $41,995

-

MSRP (AWD) 3.6L -   $38,490  $42,490  $42,295

Key Features

17" all-season blackwall tires

Adds/Upgrades to SL

Adds/Upgrades to SLE

Adds/Upgrades to SLT

  17" all-terrain blackwall tire

Front and second-row carpeted floor mats

Perforated leather-appointed first and second-row seats

All-terrain “17” inch tires

   Black Accent Package

SiriusXM Radio

120V power outlet

Hands-free programmable power liftgate

  Black finish grille

Compact Spare Tire

Auto-dimming driver-side outside mirror

Heated power-adjusted mirrors

  4-way manual driver seat

Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

AT4 grille and badging

Cargo management system

  4.2" diagonal multi-color driver information screen

Bose premium 8-speaker system

Gloss black roof rails

Heated and ventilated front and rear seats

  4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable

Cargo management system

Dual SkyScape sunroof

 
  5-passenger seating

Heated and ventilated front seats

8.0 inch diagonal GMC infotainment with navigation

 
  6-speaker audio system

Dual SkyScape sunroof

8-speaker Bose premium audio system

 
  Adaptive Cruise Control

8.0 inch diagonal GMC infotainment with navigation

Three zone climate control

 

The SLE trim starts at $34,995 and comes with a lot of standard safety and convenience features. The downside being most of them come as options.

The SLT trim starts from $40,895 and comes with auto dimming inside and outside rear view mirrors, perforated leather upholstery among a lot of other features. Customers can choose between different engine options.

2021 GMC Acadia Rear View Third Quarter View

The AT4 starts from $43,395 and comes with AWD as standard. The AT4 is an off road intended trim with scuff plates and fiber cladding supplied across the underside of the vehicle. Also a lot of AT4 exclusive amenities are available as well. The V6 engine is offered as standard.

The Denali trim is the top of the line luxury trim for the Acadia. It starts from $46,300 and comes with a lot of standard safety and convenience features. Being the luxurious Acadia a lot of chrome is lavished across the SUV to make it stand out. The Denali comes equipped with the V6 as standard

2021 GMC Acadia Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

​GMCs of the past have been accounted for questionable reliability. However, things have changed and GMC as a brand is back at it at full pace. The Acadia too has seen a lot of technological advancements in its recent avatars and have been quite solid in terms of reliability. With more than thousands of Acadia on the road each year, it’s no surprise the midsize SUV is a hit amongst the general public.

Reliability and ownership costs

When it comes to vehicle ownership, reliability plays an important role. The GMC Acadia is one of the highest-rated SUVs in the GMC lineup when it comes to reliability. With a J D power score of 81 out of a total of 100, the GMC proves to be a strong contender for its rivals. Another particularly interesting trivia is that the GMC Acadia has not been accounted for in any recalls by GMC. This is a statistic from the NHTSA and we are pleased to hear modern-day GMCs refraining from recalls thanks to improved manufacturing techniques and quality control. 

Ownership costs for the GMC Acadia total for $44,431 for a period of 5 years. It includes everything from repairs, taxes, fees, and even fuel costs. The almost $45,000 cost of ownership might seem a little bit over the top but isn't anything too steep given the Acadia is a premium midsize SUV.

The pricing varies in different states due to destination fees and state taxes. Acadia has an average fluctuation between $1000-$1500 which makes it highly flexible over the various states to own. Interestingly different states provide different leasing and financing deals for cars and in some cases, the difference is significantly large.

State

Price

California

$36,019

Texas

$34,990

Alaska

$35,595

New York

$36,980

Washington

$36,499

From the list it is evident that the Acadia is pricier in the states of New York and Washington, with the former being the costliest. Although California and Alaska have a difference of around $500 it should be noted that the deals on offer in dealerships can vary vastly depending on where you get the GMC Acadia from.

Warranty

In the event of something unfortunate, before you start cursing your luck, bear in mind that GMC offers a slew of warranty packages for the 2020 Acadia.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

It should also be noted that the GMC Acadia is entitled for GMC’s complimentary scheduled maintenance upon its initial visit. 

Miles per dollar

The Acadia will have a MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 3.19. This means the Acadia runs for 3.19 miles for every dollar you spend on it. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes and insurance to the average distance covered in a year which comes to $4,700 and 15,000 miles respectively.

2021 GMC Acadia Buying Advice

We recommend going ahead and buying the SLT trim. Given that you can option the potent V6 engine and the car itself has a lot of standard equipment. It can be had with the option of a sunroof and comes with advanced safety and driver assistance features, including Blindspot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist and much more. Given its MSRP is at $40,895, it’s a safe bet in our opinion.

How about a used GMC Acadia?

The GMC Acadia is not something you should call as an investment. It can be seen that the Acadia loses around $8900 in its first year as depreciation. Given that it is a near $40K SUV, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue. However, if you’d bought the base SLE at around $34K, losing $9000 is something to be considered. 

The figures can vary with different variables. it depends upon the car's condition, maintenance, body strength, and the miles driven by the owner. If you have a properly maintained vehicle that is less driven you can also get a better value. Eyeing a used GMC Acadia? If so then the 2018 model seems ideal since it has already lost a chunk in terms of depreciation and has almost plateaued.

2021 GMC Acadia Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The GMC Acadia comes with 3 different engine choices. A 2.5L inline 4, a 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 and a 3.6L V6. Power figures stand at 198 hp, 230 hp and 310 hp respectively.

2021 GMC Acadia Engine

Transmission options are limited to a 9-speed automatic with a choice of FWD or AWD drivetrains. The AT4 and Denali trims of the 2021 Acadia are offered with the 310 hp V6 as standard, whereas the other trims get it as an optional extra. 

Models

GMC Acadia

Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-9

Volkswagen Atlas

MSRP

$37,695

$34,600

$33,890

$35,495

Engine

3.6L naturally aspirated V6

3.5L naturally aspirated V6

2.5L Turbocharged I4

3.6L naturally aspirated V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

310hp @6,300rpm

295hp@6,600rpm

227hp@5000rpm

276hp@6,200rpm

Torque

272lb-ft @4,400rpm

263lb-ft@4,700rpm

310lb-ft@2000rpm

266lb-ft@2,750rpm

It can be seen that GMC Acadia has the power advantage over its rivals. Not to mention the towing capabilities of the car, if equipped with the V6 the Acadia can tow up to 4,000 pounds. The closest in terms of raw numbers would be the Toyota Highlander. In terms of torque generated, the Mazda CX-9 sits right at the top.

2021 GMC Acadia Acceleration And Braking Performance

The 2021 Acadia, in its base avatar, can go from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds, which happens to be a great figure for an SUV of such dimensions.

2021 GMC Acadia 0-60 MPH Just In 6.9 Sec.

That said, if equipped with the 3.6L unit the midsize Acadia manages to reach 60 mph in under 7 seconds. 

Models

GMC Acadia

Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-9

Volkswagen Atlas

0-60 MPH 

6.9 sec

7.2sec

7.1 sec

7.9 sec

Quarter mile 

15.5 sec

15.5sec

16.5 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed 

115 MPH

112 MPH

N/A

N/A

Curb Weight 

3923 lbs

4330 lbs

4225 lbs

4343 lbs

60-0 MPH 

126 ft

128 ft

123 ft

120 ft

In terms of braking the GMC Acadia can come to a complete emergency stop from 60 mph in 126 feet. This is an impressive figure for a near 4000 pound SUV. Quarter mile times too stand at an impressive 15.5 seconds for the V6 and around 17.5 seconds for the base 2.5L unit.

2021 GMC Acadia Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The 2021 Acadia Denali returns a good 18 mpg in the city and around 25 mpg on the highway. Given that it boasts a hefty 3.6L V6 motor, it is commendable. In its base 2.5L guise, the Acadia manages to return a modest 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. If you're in for the looks and prefer an economical ride, opting the Acadia with the base 2.5L unit would be ideal.

Model

GMC Acadia

Toyota Highlander

Mazda Cx-9

Volkswagen Atlas

MPG (city)

19

20

22

17

MPG (highway)

25

27

28

24

MPG (combined)

20

23

24

19

Fuel Tank 

19 gallons

17.9 gallons

19 gallons

18.6 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

400/513/437 miles

358/483/412 miles

418/532/456

316/446/353 miles

As you can see the GMC Acadia in its 3.6L guise is not a very frugal consumer of fuel. Interesting thing to point out would be the Toyota Highlander with a similarly sized engine manages to put up better mpg figures than the Acadia. This is something that GMC should definitely address in the upcoming facelifts.

2021 GMC Acadia Interior

7.0/10

The interiors of the GMC Acadia always portrayed an upmarket feel. With a standard seating capacity of 7, the Acadia is a simple and compact crossover that has enough room for all.

2021 GMC Acadia Front Seat

Although not the best in terms of third row space, the Acadia does offer middle row captain’s chairs in a way to not disappoint the buyers entirely. Going with the SLT trim will land you with a leather bathed interiors along with a decent sized sunroof. 

Model

GMC Acadia*

Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-9

Volkswagen Atlas

Passenger Capacity

7

8

7

7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/59.4/41.0

41.2/59.0/42.0

39.3/57.9/41.0

41.3/61.5/41.5

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.6/58.7/39.7

39.4/58.7/41.0

38.5/58.1/39.4

40.4/60.8/37.6

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.2/54.3/31.1

36.3/57.2/31.7

35.4/53.1/29.7

38.3/54.9//33.7

Cargo Capacity 

12.8 cu.ft.

16.0 cu.ft.

14.4 cu.ft.

20.6 cu.ft.

The winning statement here would be that the Volkswagen Atlas has a better spaced interior and cargo capacity. That said, the Toyota Highlander and the GMC Acadia are not far behind when it comes to overall space offered. Disappointingly the Mazda CX-9 even though is much larger than the Acadia has interior dimensions close to the GMC itself. The Acadia has a cargo capacity of 12.8 cubic-feet which is the lowest here.

How’s the 2021 GMC Acadia’s infotainment system?

Since GMC took the effort to update the infotainment unit for the 2020 Acadia, nothing much has changed for the 2021 Acadia.The Acadia comes with the Next Generation GMC Infotainment system, which offers an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with an improved user interface.

2021 GMC Acadia Dashboard

This system also offers Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Still the infotainment unit could’ve been better when compared with that of the VW Atlas,which uses Audi’s MMI system. 

2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV cockpit area
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV dashboard
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV cup holder
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV front seats
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV front seats

2021 GMC Acadia Exterior

7.9/10

The GMC Acadia is a boxy SUV that pays homage to the SUVs of the old era. A bold and beautiful front end inspired from the Sierra 1500 and the beautiful side profile that accentuates the length of the SUV.

2021 GMC Acadia Third Quarter View

The Acadia sits tall and is unmistakably a GMC. Last year saw the introduction of the LED headlamps which make it look upscale and modern.

Model

GMC Acadia

Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-9

Volkswagen Atlas

Curb weight 

3923 lbs

4330 lbs

4225 lbs

4343 lbs

Length

193.4"

194.9"

199.4"

198.3"

Width 

75.4"

76.0"

77.5"

78.3"

Height

66.7"

68.1"

67.6"

70.0"

Ground clearance 

7.2"

8.0"

8.8"

8.0"

Wheelbase

112.5"

112.2"

115.3"

117.3"

In terms of competition the Volkswagen Atlas looks smart and elegant. Not too muc is happening in terms of design while displaying a macho SUV stance. The same stands true for the highlander. Dimensionally the Volkagen beats the rest of the competition here. A close second would be the Mazda CX-9. Since GMC will not be fiddling around with the GM’s chassis on which the Acadia, Traverse and the Enclave is based.

2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV wheel
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV three quarter view
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV rear three quarter view
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV rear three quarter view
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV three quarter view
2021 GMC Acadia basic SUV front view

2021 GMC Acadia Safety

8.1/10

GMC has put some industry leading technology in this SUV which aids the drivers in a number of day to day driving situations. Driver Safety aids like Forward collision alert, Lane departure warning, Rear-cross traffic alert, Auto-Emergency braking make it stand up against the likes of its competitors. Also the improved chassis architecture helps the occupants when in the unfortunate event of a crash by dissipating the shock waves across the whole body away from the cabin. In addition to the improved crash structure, the 7 Airbags offered helps further reduce the injuries caused by the accident. Both the NHTSA and IIHS seem very pleased with how the GMC Acadia turned out to be as a safe package, awarding it with a ‘Good’ rating overall

2021 GMC Acadia Competition

8.0/10

2021 GMC Acadia Vs Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is one of the oldest nameplates in the 3 row SUV segment and offers decent performance. The Advantage the GMC Acadia has over the Highlander is its power and smaller dimensions.

2021 Toyota Highlander

The Acadia is a boon in city driving when compared to the Highlander and has better performance. The Highlander is more spacious and costs a bit less. It’s a Toyota and therefore comes with unmatched reliability.

2021 GMC Acadia Vs Volkswagen Atlas

The VW Atlas is one of the most spacious cars out there. In fact, it is the most spacious car in this comparison. Although not the most enthusiastic SUV out there, it still manages to offer premium features along with a utilitarian’s most important attribute; space.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

The Acadia cannot match the Atlas in terms of space offered but in terms of performance, the Atlas is long gone in front of the Acadia. 

2021 GMC Acadia Final Verdict

You cannot really resist the futuristic cabin of the GMC Acadia which is full of features and comfortable driving elements. The SUV can comfortably seat up to 7 passengers for a weekend trip with the family. The Acadia is also a good performer both on and off road plus the exterior styling gives it a strong and bold personality. GMC has a long market experience of making capable SUVs which makes it a priceworthy car to own.

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2021 GMC Acadia Overall Reviews


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August M. Cruz

2020 GMC Acadia

SLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Good but could be better

Pros - 9-speed automatic transmission, spacious, airy

Cons - Design, controls are complicated, mpg

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

I really like the smooth transmission. It is quick and precise in gear shifts. And doesn? lag a bit. The gas mileage is poor though and could be better especially for a 2.0L motor.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
5/10
Dealer Review

PM

Paul C. McCollough

2020 GMC Acadia

SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Powerful and a full size SUV, GMC forgot to give it just that.

Pros - Less visits to gas stations, Outward visibility, Black upholstery

Cons - No enough storage space in the cabin, third row isn't easily accesible, low end feels sluggish

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

A sedan kind of guy here who choose an SUV for his family. For starters, the low end of the car (somewhere around 2000 revs) feel like its dying for gas and all the mediocre power it sends to the wheels isn't available. One needs to gun the engine to be able to make it grunt. Thankfully this flaw comes with a good gas mileage which has been helping.

9/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

PT

Paul J. Turner

2020 GMC Acadia

SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

I like it!

Pros - AWD, comfortable, spacious

Cons - Seats are uncomfortable, screen is laggy, rear camera quality is awful

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

One of the best looking SUV! I really like my Acadia despite its shortcomings. It is easy to drive despite its big size. Handling is soft and even the little input makes a difference, I? say it is too soft, which I? not a huge fan of.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Used GMC Acadia for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 GMC Acadia 69 Great Deals Out of 8269 $22,076 8269 Listings
2019 GMC Acadia 97 Great Deals Out of 1826 $19,900 1826 Listings
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Top User Reviews

8

User Overall Rating

Good but could be better

I really like the smooth transmission. It is quick and precise in gear shifts. And doesn? lag a bit. The gas mileage is poor though and could be better especially for a 2.0L motor.

by August M. Cruz

9

User Overall Rating

Powerful and a full size SUV, GMC forgot to give it just that.

A sedan kind of guy here who choose an SUV for his family. For starters, the low end of the car (somewhere around 2000 revs) feel like its dying for gas and all the mediocre power it sends to the wheels isn't available. One needs to gun the engine to be able to make it grunt. Thankfully this flaw comes with a good gas mileage which has been helping.

by Paul C. McCollough

8

User Overall Rating

I like it!

One of the best looking SUV! I really like my Acadia despite its shortcomings. It is easy to drive despite its big size. Handling is soft and even the little input makes a difference, I? say it is too soft, which I? not a huge fan of.

by Paul J. Turner

9

User Overall Rating

A decent vehicle

Takes time to get going as it is low on power but is big in size. The gas mileage is amazing though. Ride quality, for the most part, is decent and the motor is smooth and quiet.

by Gail C. Rowden

8

User Overall Rating

What's with the body color everything approach.

Saves fuel, keeps entertained and drives smooth, no problems with the powertrain but the body design. Side windows are dinky and hinder the visibility to a certain extent. Auto start/stop feature on the other hand increases fuel eficiency without driver noticing anything. Perfect for city and even better for highways or long streches

by Paul S. Carranza

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