The 2017 GMC Acadia is a midsize crossover by the automobile manufacturer the GMC. This 2017 model is now smaller than when compared to the previous model and has done away with the old Lambda platform and adopted the new platform known as the C1XX or the “chi” architecture to be used by the upcoming Cadillac XT5. The competitors of the 2017 GMC Acadia include; Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, and Honda Pilot.
2017 GMC Acadia – Looks and Shape Upgrade
The exterior of 2017 GMC Acadia has been redesigned, and the model now looks familiar and sleeker than ever before. The grille has been redesigned; the windshield now gives a sleeker angle and side windows add up the masculine appearance of the car. The Acadia now has LED lighting that enhances the vision of the driver during the night and also is energy saving. For the high-end trim model, a chrome grille is fitted, integrated chrome side trims are available, and also, HID headlights have been installed, six spoke wheels, chrome lower rear fascia, a chrome-accented door handles and a new all-terrain model that is differentiated by a body-color grille surround, unique wheels and a black chrome trim.
The GMC Acadia provides three-row seats just as the previous model and is capable of accommodating up to five passengers providing sufficient head and leg room, but now the car is 7.2 inches shorter in the overall length and also 3.5 inches shorter in the overall width. The ground clearance has been reduced by 3.9- inches, and the wheels base is also 6.4inches shorter. With the reduction in the overall dimensions of the car and the newly used platform, that uses high strength tensile steel, the car has been able to shed approximately 700 pounds than the current model and. Therefore, this translates to improved fuel and efficiency and performance of the car.
From the inside, depending on the trim five, six or even seven passenger seats are offered. The rear seats can be folded to provide an increased cargo space where possible. Latest technology installed on the 2017 GMC Acadia, includes, a GM 4G LTE that provides hotspot WI-FI for internet connectivity so that the users can stay connected to the internet, a GMC Intellilink infotainment system that is capable of supporting Apple Car play and also the android auto, USB charging ports, Bluetooth connectivity for file sharing and a rear seat alert that warns the driver in case a passenger leaves an item behind. For the safety features, they include; an all-around view camera system, blind spot monitors, lane keep assist, rear and front parking assist, stability control, traction control, GM’s safety alert seat, 4ABS, airbags both front and side airbags and seatbelts among others.
2017 GMC Acadia – Whole Power Unit
The base engine is a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine capable of generating maximum power of 194 hp and a torque of 190 lb-ft, the second engine option is a 3.6 L V6 engine capable of generating a maximum output power of 310 hp and a torque of 270 lb-ft. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and front and all-wheel drive functionality available.
2017 GMC Acadia – Price and Expected Release Date
2017 GMC Acadia shall be available in the market during the spring of the year 2016, and the price ranges between $32,000 and $55,000 depending on the trim model.