2015 GMC Acadia

2015 GMC Acadia

Pros: Good driving dynamics for a largish midsize SUV; availability of classy Denali model; smooth, strong V6 powertrain; better passenger- and cargo room than most midsize SUVs

Cons: Pricier than comparable Chevrolet Traverse; 3rd-row seats are rather cramped; middling fuel economy

CG Says: The 2015 GMC Acadia sees no significant changes for 2015, save for the addition of a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel as a standard feature on SLT-2 and Denali models. With its high-for-the-class starting price and mediocre fuel-economy numbers, Acadia might seem like a tough sell. But shoppers who are willing to pay this premium are rewarded with an impressive vehicle. Acadia’s rugged good looks are a nice match for its capabilities: smooth, strong, refined powertrain; composed, comfortable ride; attractive interior; and outstanding passenger and cargo accommodations. However, don’t commit to the 2015 GMC Acadia until you test drive the more affordable Chevrolet Traverse.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD SLE-1: $33,975
AWD SLE-1: $35,975
2WD SLE-2: $36,305
AWD SLE-2: $38,305
2WD SLT-1: $40,570
AWD SLT-1: $42,570
2WD SLT-2: $41,845
AWD SLT-2: $43,845
2WD Denali: $47,440
AWD Denali: $49,440

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
281 (288 in Denali)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 GMC Acadia Denali