2017 GMC Acadia
The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment – is designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.
The new Acadia offers 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.
The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 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 is 700 pounds lighter than the current model, which pays dividends at the gas pump. A new, 2.5L engine is standard, offering an estimated 28 mpg on the highway for FWD models (EPA estimate not yet available; estimate is based on GM testing). City fuel economy offered is GM-estimated at 22 mpg (FWD) 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 is more powerful and efficient than the current model, while offering 4,000 pounds estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 25 mpg highway (FWD models).
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.
The 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features to protect them, as well as the latest technologies. 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:
New Front Pedestrian Braking
New Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (standard on SLT-2 and Denali)
New Forward Automatic Braking (available on Denali)
New Following Distance Indicator
New IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control
New Surround Vision camera system
New Safety Alert Seat
Forward Collision Alert
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
Front and Rear Parking Assist.