New GMC Acadia comes off the assembly lines later this year and it still doesn’t offer any substantial changes, even though it rides on a decade-old platform. 2017 GMC Acadia, though, will finally be redesigned and full-size crossover is supposed to offer new specs in number of segments.
2017 GMC Acadia Engine and Performance
For starters, it could well incorporate new turbo four, or even turbo six engines which should give it more flexibility in terms of both fuel efficiency and driving dynamics respectively. Apart from that, 3.6L V-6 currently offered, seems like a fine candidate for a carryover.
Thanks to its 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, normally aspirated V-6 packs plenty of heat for any full-size vehicle, without downgrading fuel efficiency too much. Naturally, both front and all-wheel drive will be offered across the board, while apart from current 6-speed automatic transmission, 2017 GMC Acadia might offer GM’s new 9-speed automatic unit.
New GMC Acadia Changes
While overall styling is supposed to remain unchanged, new Acadia will certainly offer a good amount of cosmetic changes. Expect revamped frontal fascia, even though current one looks rather well. Fresh grille, new, thinner headlamps and new rectangular foglights are all set to appear. Profile will reveal squared-off fenders and new set of modern creases, but Acadia will remain a vehicle with truck resemblance. Around the back, GM’s second biggest crossover/SUV is supposed to receive revised tailgate with new bumper and tail-light graphics. Chrome garnish is supposed to be prolonged as well, but it’s hard to discern any more than that.
Starting from this year, all Acadia’s feature standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi internet connection, and this trend will continue in crossover’s second generation. Apart from that, GMC Acadia 2017 is supposed to receive revised cabin layout and new color options, together with new batch of materials. All available models will come with premium seats; either premium cloth, leather or perforated leather ones.
Top, Denali grade remains the most exquisite way to drive Acadia. Apart from mentioned perforated leather seats with front heaters and coolers, it also offers wood accents, premium carpeted floor mats and a number of other features, otherwise unavailable across Acadia range. These also include premium safety systems like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
2017 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
Acadia is currently rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. Models moved through both axles lower the figures by a point in both categories. While these aren’t the worst figures overall, additional turbo four engine option could raise them to more than respectable heights. Prices are supposed to rise slightly, and entry-level models should start from around $35,000. On the other end, top Denali trims won’t be offered for less than $50,000.
2017 GMC Acadia will finally get a long sought overhaul, both from the outside and on the inside. Apart from fresh materials and new design, there’s bound to be a few new features as well. Add to that a possible new engine and transmission, and you’ll get yourself a reinvented large crossover with much more options to choose from.
Mpg: 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway
Engine: 3.6L V-6
Horsepower: 281 HP
Transmission: 9-speed automatic unit