GMC Acadia Preview 2017


Despite the recommendation of making vehicles bigger, the new 2017 Acadia has been redesigned by Grabowsky Motor Corporation (GMC) to be smaller giving a midsize crossover look of SUV. In contrast to earlier Acadia, the 2017 Acadia shrinks in size modifying the exterior, interior and cargo features (see Table). The new design is still capable of carrying a maximum of seven passengers.

Table: New Features of 2017 GMC Acadia

Exterior Features Shrinkage/ modification
Length 7.2-in (inches) shorter
Height 3.9-in lower
Width 3.5-in narrower
Wheelbase 6.4-in shorter
Wheels (standard) A set of 18-in aluminum wheels
Lights LED running lights, C-shaped LED taillights and automatic high beam headlights
GMC Styling Chrome-trimmed grille with big, red “GMC” calligraphy fronting squared and flared fenders
Acadia Hallmark Wrap-around rear glass with darkened rear roof pillars
Interior Features Modifications
Seating From 5-7 passenger seating
Trim (standard) Genuine
Hidden storage for rear passengers Available on center console
Spilt-folding 60/40 on second-row seating

50/50 on third-row seating

Other Features Availability/ specification
Acadia trim levels Not announced
Denali trim level New All Terrain variant and the continuation of the luxury-themed
All-wheel drive (AWD) system Available
Covered storage bins in the cargo floor Only with 5-passenger seating
Engine (standard) 2.5 liter 4-cylinder with 194 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque connected to 6-speed automatic transmission
3.6-liter V-6 engine


Available with 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque connected to 6-speed automatic transmission
Fuel-saving automatic engine start/stop system Available
On Demand AWD system Available
Active-twin clutch AWD system Available
Drive mode selector technology Available
Front- and rear-park assist sensors Available
360˚ surround-view camera system Available
Reversing camera Available with trailer hitch-assist technology
IntelliLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection technology Will be available
USB ports Available on each 3 rows of seats
4G LTE Wi-Fi system Available with paid subscription

Considering the benefits of 2017 Acadia: downsizing has lightener the vehicle by 700-Ib, turning radius has got tighter by 1.7-ft, has maximized the cargo capacity by split-folding seats (maximum capacity of 79 cu. ft.), less power used, improved fuel economy, approximately front-wheel drive will get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with standard engine and 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with 3.6 liter V-6 engine. Factory GMC wheels are always recommended as they gives you best protection.

Also, this is cheaper than earlier starting at $29,995. In safety-level this is provided with different warning systems considering the maximum safety of passengers including threat stimulators and rear-seat alert system.