The GMC Acadia is a crossover SUV that was first introduced in 2006 built off of the GM mid size 3-row Lambda automobile platform, similar to that of the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse. As the first crossover in the GMC line, the Acadia comfortably seats up to seven to eight people and houses a 3.6 L V6 engine. This SUV is a popular choice for families for its smooth ride and overall safety. Owners of the vehicle are best to have a GMC Acadia service manual handy for any times that call for diagnosing or fixing issues that may arise.
It currently retails for values of $29,000 up to $47,000 with a fuel economy of 17 to 21 miles per gallon (25 to 26 miles per gallon on the highway). The Acadia has two engine options of the 2.5L four cylinder or the 3.6L V6. With a strong body frame structure that is reinforced with high-strength steel, it allows for a more agile and stable drive. Not only can it conveniently fit many people, the Acadia has a 5,200 LB towing capacity and options for either front or all-wheel drive.
In 2009 GMC introduced its gasoline direct injection technology increasing the overall horsepower of the vehicle. In 2011, a higher-end Denali version featured some cosmetic improvements including HID headlights, 20-inch chrome wheels, and a perforated leather interior. More cosmetic changes came in 2013 when GNC revised the front and rear styling. It was this same year model that GMC introduced the availability of the industry’s first front center airbag.
The latest generation of the Acadia showcased at the 2016 Detroit auto show, introducing the new model that appeared smaller and had a limited seating capacity of seven, instead of eight.
The new Acadia now operated on the same build as the Cadillac XT5 and is up to 740 pounds lighter than the previous versions of the Acadia. One of the specialty features of the Acadia is a feature that reminds drivers to check the rear seats of the car to help prevent heatstroke of children accidentally left behind in the vehicle or other tragic events.
Considering the improvements in the fuel economy, size, and design there are many reasons the GMC Acadia is known as one of the best three row cars that GMC offers. Its convenience makes it a clear choice for car owners looking for a perfect medium of a car. In order to keep your Acadia running at its best its recommended to have a reliable GMC Acadia repair manual in times that you need some help.