2017 GMC Acadia Review and First Drive

The new 2017 GMC Acadia is expected to draw interest of the crowd in the tall SUV segment. The crossovers have been increasingly popular these days dropping the sales of compact sedans. With the expectation of gas prices won’t rise ever again, the trucks and SUVs should get an increased of sales now.

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2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia Exterior

The new 2017 GMC Acadia is released with shorter wheelbase and narrower body due to the use of new platform. Compared to the previous models, it gets it curb weight cut 700 pounds due to the use of high-strength steel combination, the size diminution and the use of lighter soundproofing materials. The next gen Acadia rides on the new C1XX platform and it is the second model in the GMC family that use the new underpinning. The exterior of the new Acadia looks less aggressive. It looks like the mix between the Canyon and Sierra. The mid-sized truck features a chrome bumper below the grille at the front. At the back, LED technology and stretched out C part are added to the more modern look taillights.

2017 GMC Acadia Interior

2017 GMC Acadia image

2017 GMC Acadia image

At the inside, high-quality, innocuous materials are given to the car. The interior looks luxurious with upscale features. The seats of 2017 GMC Acadia are comfortable and clean replacing the previous outdated hard plastic and plain HVAC vents. A unique cluster gauge and smooth, premium leather are available on the higher Denali trim models. The three-row SUV is offered in five-seat setup. Captain’s chairs for the second row are optional.

2017 GMC Acadia Engine

A four-cylinder engine is added to the previous V6-only lines. A 2.5-liter inline four with variable valve timing promises 194 hp and 190 pound-feet of torque mated with a six-speed automatic. A direct injected V6 can boost 310 horses and 271 pound-ft of torque paired with revised 6-speed 6T70 transmission. All wheel and front wheel drive is standard across the board except the base 2017 GMC Acadia gets standard front-drive model.

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