GMC unveiled the 2017 Acadia at the North American International Auto Show last month. Pricing has now been announced: 2017 GMC Acadia will start at $29,995, over $1,900 less than the 2016 base model.
Although official EPA ratings are not available yet, Acadia’s new, 2.5 L engine is expected to return 28 mpg on the highway with FWD. GM testing shows fuel economy in the city is estimated at 22 mpg on a FWD Acadia.
Stop/Start technology, which disables the engine in traffic or at otherwise lengthy idles, is expected to increase overall fuel efficiency. A 700 lbs. weight reduction helps too.
An available 3.6L V-6 engine provides an estimated 4,000 pounds of towing when properly equipped. Like the 2.5, fuel economy ratings are not yet available; neither is power output, although GM is proposing upwards of 310 horsepower.
Technology & Safety
The 2017 GMC Acadia offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Available safety features, depending on the model, include Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and a Surround Vision camera. A standard rear seat alert reminds drivers about items left in the rear seats.
Expect to see the 2017 GMC Acadia this spring. Here are the starting MSRPs:
Acadia SL FWD – $29,995
Acadia SLE FWD – $33,375
Acadia SLE AWD – $35,375
Acadia SLT FWD – $39,275
Acadia SLT AWD – $42,375
Acadia All Terrain AWD – $40,040
Acadia Denali FWD – $45,845
Acadia Denali AWD – $47,845
Image & Presence
“Acadia takes GMC’s proven SUV experience to the heart of the midsize crossover segment with a compelling package of great design, the latest technologies, and the brand’s signature capability,” said Duncan Aldred, Vice President of GMC Sales and Marketing.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.