All-new 2017 GMC Acadia priced at $29,995 in the United States

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 26, 2016

GMC has revealed that the new 2017 Acadia will begin at $29,995 ($925 destination charge not included) as the model goes on sale in spring. The base price of the new Acadia is $1,905 less than the base price of the 2016 model. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest technologies such as an IntelliLink system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2017 Acadia is also enhanced with an array of active safety features such as Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Parking Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Surround Vision camera system, and Safety Alert Seat.

GMC Sales and Marketing Vice President (VP) Duncan Aldred said that the 2017 Acadia takes the remarkable SUV features of GMC to a midsize crossover segment and paired these with compelling technology, an elegant design, and the brand's reliability.

Aldred added that GMC will introduce Acadia "to a new generation of customers" as it builds on the momentum of the record sales last year. The 2017 Acadia is 700 lbs. lighter than the outgoing model.

Also, it offers three rows of seating for most models. The superior Acadia Denali returns with an all-new All-Terrain model that provides improved off-road capability. The full lineup includes the Acadia SL FWD that starts at $29,995, the Acadia SLE FED that starts at $33,375, the Acadia SLE AWD that starts at $35,375, the Acadia SLT FWD that starts at $39,275, the Acadia SLT AWD that starts at $42,375, the Acadia All-Terrain AWD that starts at $40,040, the Acadia Denali FWD that starts at $45,845, and the Acadia Denali AWD that starts at $47,845. Pricing doesn't include the $925 destination charge.

The All-Terrain models come with an advanced AWD system paired with an Active Twin Clutch technology. The SLE-based All-Terrain model will be released by spring. The Acadia comes with a new 2.5-liter engine that is expected to provide approximately 28 mpg highway for the FWD models, as tested by GM.

The official estimates from EPA are not yet available. The estimated city fuel economy is at 22 mpg for FWD and is improved with the Stop/Start technology, which is believed to boost the efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available, which is more efficient and powerful than the engine used in the outgoing model. It offers an estimated trailering capability of 4,000 lbs. with the available towing package.

It is estimated at 310 hp/231 kW. Moreover, it is anticipated to produce 25 mpg highway for FWD models. The new active safety features of the 2017 Acadia are available depending on the model.

The Low Speed Forward Automatic is standard on the Denali and SLT-2 while the Forward Automatic Braking is available on the Denali. All models come with a new, standard rear seat alert, which reminds drivers if there are the items left in the second-row and third-row seats.

Press Release

2017 GMC Acadia starting at $29,995

GMC announced today pricing for the all-new 2017 Acadia will start at $29,995 when it goes on sale this spring.

The base price is $1,905 less than the 2016 base model and the new Acadia offers more standard equipment, including a new IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (User interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.)

It also offers an expanded range of active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seat and the Surround Vision camera system.

“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. “Building on the momentum of 2015’s record sales, it will introduce Acadia to a new generation of customers.”

The new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the 2016 model and offers three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.

The lineup and starting at MSRPs include:

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
The All Terrain model features an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch. An SLE-based All Terrain model will be offered Spring 2016.

A new, 2.5L engine is standard and expected to offer an estimated 28 mpg highway for FWD models (Official EPA estimates not yet available. Fuel economy estimate based on GM testing.). City fuel economy offered is GM-estimated at 22 mpg (FWD) and is bolstered with Stop/Start technology, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

There’s also an available 3.6L V-6 engine that is more powerful and efficient than the 2016 model, while offering 4,000 pounds estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and expected to offer 25 mpg highway (FWD models – EPA estimates not yet available).

As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features. They’re designed to help drivers avoid potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:

New Front Pedestrian Braking
New Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (standard on SLT-2 and Denali)
New Forward Automatic Braking (available on Denali)
New Following Distance Indicator
New IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control
New Surround Vision camera system
New Safety Alert Seat
New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
New Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
New Front and Rear Parking Assist
Forward Collision Alert
There’s also a new, standard rear seat alert on all models that can remind drivers about items left in the second- and third-row seats.

Editors: The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices include the destination charge of $925, but tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment are extra.

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