2017 GMC Acadia sells to start this spring, can be said as first ever capable version ever produced by company, and yes its much better to drive. 2017 GMC Acadia comes with shorter wheelbase reduced by 6.4 inches, curb weight cannot get reduced more than 700 pounds due to chasis made up of high strength steel.Newer version seems much smaller , reduction in body is going to provide more stability, acceleration and control. Noise level seems at lower level and ride quality is good. Steering being electrically assisted is precise and tight, brake pedal seems firm, cornering gets better and sharper with newer chasis.
Driver adjustable dampers will lend aid to driver to on rough road. Terrain selector will be available on console to adjust steering control , transmission shift points, throttle response, drivetrain settings these all will be made available in higher trim levels.
Active Twin Clutch for all wheel drive system, is able to provide generate traction with power getting transferred to rear wheels.
Equipped with 3.6 liter V-6 will be producing 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, while newly available 2.5 liter four cylinder is to produce 194 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Four wheel drive system is available with $1200 extra. 3.5 liter V-6 tow rating is 4000 pounds.
EPA in V-6 18/25 city/highway, while 2.5 is likely to have 21/26 city/highway rating. V-6 will clock 6.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, while 2.5 four cylinder will consume 8.8 seconds for 60 mph.
2017 GMC Acadia is having new chasis and ovoid grille, chrome adorns for all models and dark trim for all terrain models. Outward visibility is good but rear part is getting obstructed by D pillars. Driver assist includes as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, safety alert seats, adaptive cruise control, automatic collision migration. Cargo volume for front row is now 79 cubic feet from 116 cubic feet in earlier version. Second and third row seats flat folds completely, two underfloor storage bins made available as well. Fold and slide mechanism available to have easier access to third row. Amenities as five USB ports, climate controls, 110 volt outlet for second row, storage cubbies, rear seat reminder a new feature alerts with flash and sound to verify if back seats are now empty.
Interior has various soft touch points, aluminium trim , Denali models to have wood inserts. Configurable display in instrument cluster for Denali models, 7 inch center touchscreen for IntelliLink interace. 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotsport, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. Shop feature to download GMC approved app.
SL front wheel drive starts at $29,995 , SLE all wheel drive for $35,375. Denali for $46,240, All Terrain(five seat, third floor flat) from $41,925 with all wheel drive with V-6. Seat detailing, own wheel design available in darker trim.