New 2017 GMC Acadia Offers More Kit For Less Money

GMC announced pricing and specs of their new midsize Acadia SUV, bringing significantly more value into the mix.

Starting at $29,995, the new GMC Acadia is not only $1,905 cheaper than the outgoing model but also offers more standard equipment as well.

This includes the new IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as a wide range of safety features like Front Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seat and Surround Vision camera system.

“Acadia takes GMC’s proven SUV experience to the heart of the midsize crossover segment with a compelling package of great design, the latest technologies and the brand’s signature capability,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Building on the momentum of 2015’s record sales, it will introduce Acadia to a new generation of customers.”

The new GMC Acadia will be offered both in FWD and AWD versions, with the Denali and a new All Terrain spec offering enhanced off-road capability. GMC’s new midsize crossover is 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor, mostly thanks to the use of high-strength but lightweight steels in its construction.

Of course the significant decrease in the overall dimensions plays its part; this is why there is no eight-seat version available.

Entry-level models will get a new four-cylinder 2.5-litre petrol engine which is expected to offer an estimated 28mpg highway and 22mpg in the city for the FWD models. GMC has not shared any other figures yet on this engine.

Those who want more power, a 310hp 3.6-litre V6 is also available, with an expected fuel economy of 25mpg on the highway for the FWD models.