Restyled for 2013, the GMC Acadia is a full size crossover now available with the industry's first front-center airbag. Standard and Denali trim levels, are powered by the same 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission can be paired to standard FWD or optional AWD, enabling fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Features include two-panel sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, premium sound, remote start, hands-free phone capabilities, and leather seating. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, traction control system (TCS), anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Acadia is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The GMC Acadia receives a facelift for 2013, including a more upright, 3-bar grille design and LED running lights. At the rear are new LED tail lamps that echo the front, as well as wrap-around rear glass and a new rear spoiler. Inside, the Acadia retains much of the functionality buyers already love, while refinements make it even more pleasant and accessible. New soft-touch materials are everywhere, as is high-quality French stitching and red ambient lighting. An industry-first front center airbag is also new, which deploys between the driver and front passenger from the inboard side of the driver's seat. Exterior colors include Champagne Silver Metallic, Iridium Metallic and Atlantis Blue Metallic. MSRP for the 2013 GMC Acadia starts at $34,050, while the top-level Acadia Denali starts at $45,945.
Room for eight passengers; able handling; attractive styling, available all-wheel drive; lots of cargo space; ample standard features; luxury Denali model
The GMC Acadia full-size crossover offers an excellent minivan alternative to families looking for a safe, stylish, people carrier. Available all-wheel drive means that weather won't prevent the occasional side trip, either. When stacked against competitors like the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander, the Acadia more than holds its own, with several unique standard features.