2015 GMC Acadia
Continual refinements greet the Acadia for 2015, including a new heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel standard on SLT-2 and Denali models, a new 20-inch wheel design and a trio of new exterior colors: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic and Midnight Amethyst Metallic.
The Acadia lineup includes the SLE (with SLE-1 and SLE-2 trims), the SLT (with SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims) and the Denali models, with seven- or eight-passenger configurations. A 3.6L V-6 VVT engine that uses gasoline direct injection technology powers all Acadia models, optimizing performance and fuel economy across the board. The engine is paired with the fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission to help give FWD models an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway.
The transmission controls provide quick and consistent shifts for a commanding feel behind the wheel. All-wheel drive is also available. Towing capability for the Acadia is 5,200 pounds.
Known for its interior functionality especially popular with families, including the SmartSlide seating system, Acadia allows easy access to the third row for both seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations.
Additionally, the second and third row still fold flat for class-leading maximum cargo space, including the ability to carry 48-inch-wide sheet goods, such as drywall and plywood. With a sleek and sculpted exterior design, the Acadia emits a look of refinement.
From the three-bar grille and the standard diffused LED running lamps in the front to the rear spoiler, its beauty is in the details. Offered with 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheel designs that complement the exterior’s lines and stance, Acadia is stylish and functional.
Base model estimated mpg: 17/24. Estimated starting price: $33,975.
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Compiled by Motor Matters