The 2017 GMC Acadia is the beginning of the second generation of this full size SUV produced by GMC since 2007. For almost ten years of sales increases by year. Only in the last 2015 year, General Motors sold 96,393 Acadia units in US market. Award for loyalty to its customers will be new generation which brings a lot of positive things. The first redesign represents fresh look for exterior and interior. Second under the hood will be new naturally aspirated 2.5 L Inline-4 engine. Beside her stay 3.6 L V-6 engine but with more power and less tow. At the end of another good news is lower price for base SL trim model for $1,905. New 2017 GMC Acadia arrives on showrooms in spring 2016 with starting price $29,995.
2017 GMC Acadia Redesign, Colors, Dimensions
Length 193.6 inches (4,917 mm)
Width 75.4 inches (1,915 mm)
Height 68.7 inches (1,745 mm)
Wheelbase 112.5 inches (2,857 mm)
Designers have made the decision to reduce the dimensions of the second generation. Length is decreased for 7.2 inches ( from 200.8 inches to 193.6 inches) while width is decreased for 3.5 inches (from 78.9 inches to 75.4 inches). Also new Acadia is 3.9 inches shorter in height. Smaller dimensions reduce weight for 700 pounds. Next change is transition on new C1XX platform which share with Cadillac XT5. All trim models comes with standard LED daytime running lights and halogen projector beam headlights. Changes such as more sloped windshield, squared-off wheel wells and sharper line enhancing the attractiveness of the exterior. The new generation includes 17, 18 and 20 inches wheels options. It is important to note that from this edition Acadia receiver All Terrain trim. Him we have seen in other models of the company.
Available exterior colors:
Crimson Red Tintcoat
White Frost Tricoat
Ebony Twilight Metallic
2017 GMC Acadia Interior, Safety Features
Redesigned dashboard include color TFT head up display with gauge cluster. Next to him is 8 inches touchscreen with IntelliLink infotainment system. They is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, up to 5 USB ports and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Standard offer has two rows of seats. Rear seat can have bench for three passengers or two captains chairs. Optional can get 3rd row of seats for another 2 passengers. The second and third row can be folded down in order to maximize cargo space (79 cubic feet). New All Terrain trim will not have the option of a third row of seats.
Available safety features:
Dual front airbags
Front torso airbags
Three-row side curtain airbags
Slide Blind Zone Alert
Front/Rear Park Assist
Surround Vision Camera
Forward Collision Alert
Lane Keep Assist
2017 GMC Acadia New Engine
Second generation next to redesign present new naturally aspirated 2.5 L Inline-4 engine. Output power is not known or speculated about 194 horses. Via six speed automatic transmission power should be transmitted to front wheels as standard. All wheel drive system is optional and there is no automatic mode. The driver selects mode and company recommends front wheel drive because lower fuel consumption. All wheel drive is recommended only when road conditions to seek. Saving fuel is also possible with start/stop technology. The estimated value are 22 mpg in city and 28 mpg in highway drive.
Next to new engine will be well known 3.6 L V-6 engine mated to same transmission and FWD and AWD. For him can say to delivers 310 horses which is 22 horses more then first generation. Consumption on the highway is 25 mpg while towing capacity is 4,000 pounds. You read good, a new generation tow less then first (5,200 pounds).
2017 GMC Acadia Release Date, Price
General Motors introduced new 2017 GMC Acadia on January 12, 2016 at Detroit Auto Show. As first model from second generation will be available from spring 2016. Production takes place in Spring Hill Assembly in Tennessee, US. Price for the US market by trim level:
2017 GMC Acadia SL FWD start from $29,995
2017 GMC Acadia SLE FWD start from $33,375
2017 GMC Acadia SLE AWD start from $35,375
2017 GMC Acadia SLT FWD start from $39,275
2017 GMC Acadia SLT AWD start from $42,375
2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain AWD start from $40,040
2017 GMC Acadia Denali FWD start from $45,845
2017 GMC Acadia Denali AWD start from $47,845