GMC finally gave its mid-size SUV a complete overhaul after nine years in production. The 2017 GMC Acadia is a bit smaller than its predecessor. But with what it loses in size, it makes up for it with improvements elsewhere. Compared to the past Acadia, the 2017 GMC Acadia is 7.2 inches shorter in a total length of 3.5 inches narrower and a shorter height of 6.6 inches.
The Acadia, which was fully redesigned for 2017, has a lot going for it, including a fuel-efficient base engine, a feature-filled cabin, and some of the highest safety scores in the class. Its low base price helps make it a good value, too. The 2017 GMC Acadia comes with more standard features than many. It also earns one of the highest safety scores in the class, so you can be rest assured your family will be protected in case of an accident. You can skip some trips to the gas station, too, since the Acadia’s gas-sipping base engine helps it beat the fuel economy estimates of almost every competitor.
The 2017 GMC Acadia packs a unique Rear Seat Alert system as standard, which can warn the driver if he or she forgets a child or important object in the rear seat. While this seems slightly gimmicky, GMC is aiming the feature at reducing the tragic deaths of infants and young children who are inadvertently left in a hot vehicle for too long.
Latest technology and infotainment innovations
The system works by detecting whether the rear doors are opened within 10 minutes of the car being started or shut off. When the driver goes to leave the vehicle, a warning is displayed in the center gauge cluster, along with an audible chime to let them know an item — or child — might have been left behind.The 2017 GMC Acadia also features five individual USB ports for charging all your family’s devices. Two up front, two for the middle row, and a fifth port for the third-row passenger.
Depending on trim, you can fit five, six, or seven people in the 2017 Acadia. As standard, the base model has a third-row bench seat to accommodate seven passengers.
You can replace the second-row bench with captain’s chairs, reducing capacity to six. The new All Terrain model, loses the third row and has seating for five.
2017 GMC Acadia steering wheel Design
There’s good headroom for tall adults in the Acadia’s third row, though their knees might be cramped if another tall adult occupies the second-row seat and slides it backward.
2017 GMC Acadia Bench Seat
Smaller adults will find the space comfortable, but others may not want to be back there for more than a quick errand. Outward visibility in the Acadia is good.
The 2017 GMC Acadia SUV is designed to make a lasting impression. Its bold, sculptural lines, advanced technologies and refined details are the mark of Professional Grade engineering.
2017 GMC Acadia SUV Bold look
The Acadia SUV makes a strong impression with its confident stance and bold styling from front to back, and its details, big and small, make it a truly distinctive crossover vehicle. Features include:
- Distinctive grille designs
- Bold new wraparound headlamps
- 17”, 18” and 20” wheel options
- Wraparound rear glass
Attractive headlamps, tail lamps, and available fog lamps on the 2017 GMC Acadia SUV assure form follows function – letting you see and be seen.
The led signature lighting accents include:
- Projector-beam headlamps with available LED daytime running lamps
- C-Shaped signature GMC lighting
- Available halogen fog lamps with projector technology help reduce glare and improve visibility in foggy conditions
- LED tail lamps
The innovative Keyless Open and Start feature on the Acadia mid-size SUV makes entering and exiting the vehicle effortless.It Allows you to access all four doors when it senses your key fob approaching and start the vehicle with the push of a button.
When you exit, the vehicle automatically locks within several seconds of the last door being closed
Those who want a fairly affordable, feature-filled, and comfortable midsize SUV should take the 2017 GMC Acadia for a spin. Few competitors will get you as much bang for your buck in terms of infotainment and safety features. Speaking of safety, the Acadia earns one of the highest crash test ratings in the class.