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GMC Acadia

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An SUV produced by GMC since the 2011 model year.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's GMC Acadia page on 23 June 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV (mid-size from 2016-) from GMC. The GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Buick Enclave share the new GM Lambda platform. The Acadia went on sale in 2006 as a 2007 model in the United States and in Canada. The Acadia replaces three of the 7- or 8-seater vehicles on the Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership network, the mid-size GMC Safari van, the GMC Envoy, and the Pontiac Montana SV6 minivan for the domestic market. As of 2009, the Lambda vehicles have replaced the Buick Rainier, Buick Rendezvous, and the Buick Terraza, and then subsequently the GMC Envoy and the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. A Denali version of the Acadia debuted in 2010 as a 2011 model. In 2016, the second generation Acadia was repositioned as a mid-size crossover utility vehicle (as a 2017 model) in order to compete within the growing mid-size CUV market against the likes of the Ford Edge and Dodge Journey.

First Generation

The Acadia represents GMC's entry-level truck-like CUV and is the first unibody vehicle from the marque. It is also GMC's first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and GMC's first crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

The Acadia has seating for eight and either front or all-wheel drive. With a 5,200 lb (2,359 kg) towing capacity, the Acadia slots between the Envoy and the Yukon. The Acadia is the mid-priced Lambda model between the Chevrolet Traverse and Enclave. The Acadia had average reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' surveys.

The first-generation Acadia will continue to be sold alongside its second-generation replacement as the Acadia Limited. For more information, please see below.

Second Generation

The second generation Acadia made its official debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2016. The redesigned Acadia went on sale in May 2016 as a 2017 model. Production of the Acadia will commence in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

This version was reduced from 200.8 inches to 193.6 inches in length and from 78.9 inches to 75.4 inches in width (losing 700 pounds in the process), as it repositions the vehicle to mid-size status but remains above the Terrain, as GM has already announced that the next generation Traverse and Enclave will be the only GM-built full size crossover SUVs in this segment. With the reduction from full-size to mid-size, the Acadia will also see its MSRP reduced to $29,995 (US) when it goes on sale.

For the 2017 model year, the Acadia will feature seven seats instead of eight, a choice of either a 2.5L or 3.6L engine, a new All Terrain drivetrain designed for off-road enviorments (joining the FWD and AWD drivetrains), an updated fascia and redesigned lighting. The Acadia is built on the same platform as the Cadillac XT5 and will be joined by the Chinese-built Buick Envision and a yet to be named Chevrolet equivalent (built on the C1XX platform) when GM unveils its 2017 lineup for its mid-size CUVs. The Acadia will feature an automotive first feature to remind drivers to check the rear seats for children to help prevent heatstroke of children accidentally left behind in a vehicle. With the decrease in size, fuel economy with the 3.6L with increases to 18 city, 25 hwy (AWD and FWD) from 17 city 24 hwy (FWD). The 2017 Acadia will offer the newly launched AppShop feature.

Trim levels for the Acadia will continue to be SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, as well as a Denali trim level, though an All-Terrain Package will be offered on some Acadia trim levels that will be more rugged in its appearance.

Holden Acadia

The Acadia will be sold in Australia as a Holden badged vehicle and is expected to retain the Acadia name. The Holden Acadia will also be built in Tennessee with RHD specifications and marketed as a full size CUV when it goes on sale in 2017.

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11 June 20082008 GMC Acadia: the Gracious SUVAnthony Fontanelle
16 June 2016Three GM Cars Top American University's 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto IndexAmerican University


DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
14 November 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2008 GMC Acadia MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 32.6MB - 361 pages
10 November 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2010 GMC Adadia
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 5.6MB - 66 pages
20 February 201414V-092
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC

- 2.5MB - 4 pages
21 February 2014NHTSA Recall 14V092000 2014 Buick Enclave, 2014 Buick Lacrosse, 2014 Buick Regal, 2014 Buick Verano, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, 2014 GMC Acadia
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
20 March 2014Broken Transmission Adjuster Cable/FMVSS 102/114
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- 50KB - 2 pages

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