After nine years of production, GMC has finally managed to give the 2017 GMC Acadia a full redesign. The 2017 GMC Acadia model is quite small when compared to its predecessors, but what the vehicle has lost in design has been compensated with a number of improvements elsewhere. Compared to 2016 model, the 2017 GMC Acadia is 7.2 inches shorter and 3.5 inches narrower. All these changes have resulted in a reduction in the overall cargo and passenger space. However, despite the reduction in the cargo and passenger space, the vehicle remains competitive among the midsized SUVs. Due to the reduction in weight, the vehicle has a slightly improved fuel economy.
2017 GMC Acadia – Trim Levels, Body Style, and Options:
The 2017 Acadia is a midsized SUV with a seating of five to seven passengers and is available in the SLE, SE, Denali and SLT trim levels. The seven-passenger SE base trim level sports, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, cruise control, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a tri-zone climate control, a four-way manually adjustable driver seat and cloth upholstery. Other key features include Bluetooth phone, 7-inch touchscreen, an IntelliLink Infotainment system, a wifi hotspot and a rearview camera.
The SLE1 trim level comes with an additional satellite radio and LED running lights. On the other hand the SLE2 trim level, sports 18-inch alloy wheels, programmable height spots, fog lights and a power lift gate. The SLT1 trim level comes with an auto-dimming rearview and driver seat mirror, a 120-volt power outlet, an upgraded infotainment system, leather upholstery, a universal garage-door opener and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. The 2017 GMC Acadia SLT2 trim level comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, driver’s seat memory functions, a trailering package, and a Driver Alert package. Other features available with the SLT2 trim level include front parking sensors, an automatic high beam and a safety alert driver’s seat.
2017 GMC Acadia – Engine and Impressive Fuel Economy:
The 2017 Acadia SL, SLT1, and SLE trim levels have been engineered with a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine which delivers an estimated 190 pound per feet of torque and 194 hp. A 6-speed automatic transmission is offered as standard. The EPA fuel economy is estimated at 23 mpg combined i.e. 21 cities and 26 highway. The SLT1 and SLE2 trim levels come with a 3.6 liter V6 engine which is capable of delivering an estimated 281 hp and 271 pounds per feet of torque. The fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg combined i.e. 18 cities and 25 highway.
The standard safety features for all the new Acadia trim levels include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, inboard Airbags, Onstar emergency telematics, and full side curtain airbags. A Driver alert package is offered in the SLE2 trim levels and includes a rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and a blind-spot mirror. A driver alert package two is offered as standard on the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali, and SLT2 trim levels together with a lane keep assistance, automatic high beams, low-speed frontal collision mitigation system, and a driver’s safety alert seat which will buzz when alerts are activated.
2017 GMC Acadia – MRSP and Expected Release Date:
The 4-cylinder Acadia SL base model has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $32,000 while the top liner AWD Acadia Denali has a price tag of $47,845. The new truck was officially released in May 2016.