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.