2015 GMC Acadia

2016 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 GMC Acadia is little changed for 2016. A new base SL model has been added to the lineup and Acadia’s OnStar system gains 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a built-in WiFi hotspot. 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 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 SL: $30,975
2WD SLE-1: $34,175
AWD SLE-1: $36,175
2WD SLE-2: $36,755
AWD SLE-2: $38,755
2WD SLT-1: $41,020
AWD SLT-1: $43,020
2WD SLT-2: $42,295
AWD SLT-2: $44,295
2WD Denali: $47,890
AWD Denali: $49,890

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)

2016 GMC Acadia Denali