3. 2016 GMC Acadia
The Acadia makes 2 main changes for 2016. There is a modern base-level SL trim, along with the revised version of GM’s OnStar system which now includes 4G LTE WiFi capacity.
Acadia features a more powerful, rectangular grille than its Traverse / Enclave mates, for a more truck-style look.
Even though its profile is incredibly straightforward and even boxy in shape, crisp body lines of Acadia have aged rather elegantly, in relation to other crossover SUVs. Bland and less anonymous than the Traverse, it is tougher, and more macho nature than the Buick’s curvier Enclave.
A small rear spoiler and LED daytime running lights are installed. Upper trims possess a power liftgate. Denali stands out for its distinct headlights, chromed-mesh grille, and 18-inch to 20-inch wheels.
All Acadias have 3-row seating for either 7 or 8 occupants. In the second row, either a three-person bench or a pair of captain’s chairs may be installed.
Although the tight, and pleasantly silent cabin is practical in nature, it is refined and classy. Soft-touch materials are also used, and the soft leather upholstery fitted in the upper-trim models is accented by the French stitching, with red ambient lighting. Seats are extraordinarily comfortable, although the floor sits a bit greater than in some same vehicles.
Most essential is the addition of 4G LTE connectivity. It enables passengers to appreciate a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot, but the benefits do not end there.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The GMC Acadia is readily available with all-wheel drive or front-drive. Power comes from the 3.6-liter V6, which makes 270 lb-ft of torque and288 horsepower while a six-speed automatic is the only transmission.
Gas mileage is rated at 24 MPG highway and 17 MPG city with front-wheel drive, or 16 MPG city/23 MPG highway with all-wheel drive.
Safety is vital in a family vehicle. The Acadia’s safety equipment includes stability control, an anti-lock braking system, traction control and 6 standard airbags, including 3rd-row head curtains.
The modern front-center airbag, equipped to offer a cushion between the front passenger and driver, is standard on all but the base Acadia SLE and SL models. Rear cross-traffic alert and Blind spot monitoring are standard on the Acadia Denali, and readily available on the majority of the rest of the lineup.
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