GMC Acadia All Terrain
GMC Acadia All Terrain
GMC Acadia Denali

2019 GMC Acadia

Pros: New generation Acadia has improved maneuverability and fuel economy; good selection of available technology and safety features; availability of well-trimmed Denali model

Cons: New generation Acadia also has reduced cargo room; 3rd-row seats are cramped; some safety features restricted to higher-line trim levels

CG Says: The 2019 GMC Acadia gains a new Black Edition package with 20-inch wheels and black exterior trim. Acadia was redesigned and downsized for 2017 and is essentially unchanged this year. Acadia is a crossover midsize SUV that has a standard third-row seat with 6-, and 7-passenger seating configurations or 5-passenger seating when the third-row is deleted. A 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder with fuel-saving automatic start/stop technology is the base engine. Also available is a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 with cylinder deactivation. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. An All Terrain package includes a more sophisticated all-wheel drive system than other AWD Acadias. Available safety features include a surround-view camera, a “Rear Seat Reminder” that sounds an alert to check the backseat for passengers before leaving the vehicle, and a forward collision mitigation system with low-speed automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Other available features include OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto functionality, heated/ventilated front seats, and power tilt/telescopic steering. Compared to the first generation Acadia, the current version gives up some passenger room and cargo space, but gains maneuverability, fuel economy, and a host of up-to-date technology features. Acadia’s tidier size puts it direct competition with the leaders of the midsize crossover segment, where it stacks up very well.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5, 6, or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SL: $29,995
SLE-1: $33,795
AWD SLE-1: $35,795
SLE-2: $36,195
AWD SLE-2: $38,195
SLT-1: $38,995
AWD SLT-1: $42,095
SLT-2: $42,895
Denali: $46,495
AWD Denali: $48,495

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, FWD SLT-1)
Horsepower
193
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6 (AWD SLT-1, SLT-2, Denali)
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

GMC Acadia Denali
2019 GMC Acadia Denali
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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