A reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, the GMC Acadia is designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with new family-focused advanced safety technologies throughout.
Introducing the new GMC Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.
The new Acadia offers new, more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.
“GMC is a strong, growing premium brand and the Acadia is a cornerstone of our success story,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest and fastest-growing vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability.”
New size, bigger advantages
The new Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six-or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.
“The new Acadia captures a greater feeling of refinement, in everything from the responsive feeling behind the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive features,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer for compact and crossover SUVs at General Motors. “It’s a vehicle that offers the functionality Acadia is known for, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.”
The new Acadia is more than 700 pounds lighter than the current model, which pays dividends at the gas pump. A new, 2.5L four-cylinder engine is standard, offering an EPA-estimated 21 mpg highway.† City/highway combined fuel economy is EPA-rated at 23 mpg and is bolstered by GMC’s first application of stop/start technology, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving.
A new, available 3.6L V-6 engine delivers 310 horsepower and offers up to 4000 pounds of trailering capability with the available towing package.
Both of the Acadia’s new engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing, and both are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions and an electronically controlled drive mode selector.
Legacy of functionality and spaciousness
The Acadia builds on a legacy of intuitive functionality, with new features such as a split-folding second-row seat that improves on the original Smart Slide feature of the current model. It offers greater flexibility, including the capability of the curbside seat sliding and tilting forward, even with a child seat in place, while the driver-side section tips and slides forward for easier access to the third row.
The 50/50-split third-row seat folds flat for a completely flat load floor behind the second row and when the second row is also folded, there’s 79 cubic feet (2,237 liters) of cargo room. Levers at the rear of the vehicle make it easier to fold the second-and third-row seats from the same position.
Additional solutions range from elegant simplicity to technologically advanced. The rear of the center console, for example, features a unique pull-out storage drawer. It is accessible to rear-seat passengers and allows items such as electronic devices and small toys to be stored out of sight, for greater security and reduced clutter. Additionally, all three rows offer USB charge ports for compatible electronic devices.
The new Acadia offers a greater emphasis on refinement, while remaining instantly recognizable with an evolution of the vehicle’s signature, professional grade design cues such as a chrome-trimmed grille, squared off and flared wheel arches and a wraparound rear side windows with dark D-pillars.
“It’s a confident design influenced by extensive customer input,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global GMC Design and User Experience. “The original Acadia was very truck-inspired, but the new model has a decidedly SUV influence conveyed in sculptural details, softened corners and a sleeker windshield angle.”
New dimensional grilles and wraparound headlamps – HID lamps on Denali and halogen projectors on other models – reinforce the confident, refined appearance, while standard LED signature lighting on all models reflect GMC’s premium attributes. Complementing C-shape rear lighting graphics add a cohesive detail to the design.
Premium cues distinguish the premium Acadia Denali. Like all Denali models, it features a dimensional chrome grille, along with integrated chrome side trim, chrome-accented door handles, a chrome lower-rear fascia and specific six-spoke wheels.
Inside, all Acadia trim levels feature unique interior color and trim combinations and incorporate authentic aluminum trim.
Latest safety and connectivity technologies
As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features to protect them, as well as the latest technologies to keep them connected.
The active safety features are designed to help make drivers more aware of their surroundings and potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:
A new Tow Vision Trailering system helps make hitching easier by employing a rear-vision camera, with dynamic guidelines, to help line up the Acadia’s hitch with the trailer, as well as offering views of it at low speeds during trailering.
And when it comes to connectivity, the Acadia is plugged in with available phone integration technology through GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system†. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it easy to connect to the features smartphone users rely on most.†
Additionally, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot† provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
New foundation and driving dynamics
Built on a new, lighter body structure, the Acadia’s driving dynamics are more responsive, while its shorter length and narrower width enable greater maneuverability for easier turning in parking decks and easier parking in home garages.
The body structure incorporates press-hardened, high-strength steels, which allowed thinner components in some areas offering comparable or better crash performance than conventional materials. They also help reduce the base curb weight by an estimated 700 pounds (318 kg), compared to the current model.
New splayed front frame rails also contribute to crashworthiness. They flare outward to provide more effective folding and crushing performance than conventional parallel rails during small overlap frontal crash situations.
The new Acadia retains a front-drive layout with available all-wheel drive. All models feature a new drive mode selector, which allows the driver to alter chassis and powertrain attributes to suit a variety of driving conditions. Front-drive models offer Normal (2x4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.
The AWD disconnect mode effectively disconnects the rear axle from the drive system to save fuel. On-demand AWD capability can be reapplied on the go by simply switching the drive mode selector to 4x4 mode.
The new All Terrain model matches distinctive design elements with enhanced off-road-driving ability.
At the heart of the Acadia All Terrain’s capability is an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch, which optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. And while it is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, it also provides enhanced stability in dry conditions.
It also has a specific All Terrain mode in place of the Off Road mode on the drive mode selector, which works with the model’s exclusive AWD system to offer enhanced hill-climb capability.
All Terrain models are distinguished from the rest of the Acadia lineup with a body-color grille surround, black chrome trim and unique wheels. Inside is exclusive five-passenger seating, unique All Terrain interior accents and covered storage bins in the rear cargo floor in place of a third-row seat.
From its rocky mountains, granite shorelines and pristine lakes, the natural bounty of Acadia National Forest entice you to dig deeper, venture off the beaten path, and explore more of nature. Like Acadia National Park itself, the GMC Acadia has the ability to connect adventurous souls with the unforgettable experiences they seek.
If the back woods and beaches of Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula sound like unusual locales to test a new family-friendly crossover, chances are you’re not a GMC engineer. In fact, that sort of challenging terrain provided the perfect place for engineers to test, validate, and hone the advanced all-wheel drives system offered in the GMC Acadia All Terrain.
GMC engineers and designers went the extra mile to ensure the 2017 GMC Acadia is incredibly family-friendly. Here are just a few of the family-focused features you’ll find inside this all-new midsize SUV.
2.5L 4-cyl. EPA-est. 21 MPG city/26 MPG hwy (FWD). 3.6L V6 EPA-est. 18 MPG city/25 MPG hwy (FWD).
Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and Smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.
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Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.
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Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.
These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.
Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
When properly equipped, includes weight of the vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment, and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.
When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of the vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment, and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.
Based on MSRP of $56,370. Must finance though GM Financial. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take delivery by 4/2/18. See participating dealer for details.
Excludes 1SV. Not available with special finance, lease and some other offers. Take delivery by 4/2/18. See participating dealer for details.