GM announced today that the all-new 2013 GMC Acadia three-row crossover SUV will be priced from $34,875, including a destination charge of $825. As expected, then upscale Denali trim will cost more and according to the official press release the SUV will be priced from $46,770.
For those who don’t know, the 2013 GMC Acadia comes as standard with Rear Park Assist, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a Color Touch Radio with HD radio, USB port, signature LED daytime running lights, and interior ambient lighting.
Furthermore, most Acadia trim levels are offered as standard with IntelliLink connectivity and the industry’s first front-center air bag, which is designed to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes.
The standard equipment includes power tilt and telescoping steering column, Head-Up Display, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. “The 2013 Acadia arrives with great momentum,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “Our design and engineering updates add even more value to an award-winning vehicle that just saw its best August ever, with retail sales up 35 percent.”
Other subtle styling tweaks implemented on the new GMC Acadia include its new rear spoiler and the wrap-around rear glass. Likewise, GMC is offering a choice of new wheels from sizes 18 inches to 20 inches.
Inside, the new GMC Acadia is endowed with more refined soft-touch materials as complemented by French stitching as well as red ambient light illuminating across the dashboard. Acadia versions like the SLT and Denali boast of center console, doors and dash with elegant aluminum accents.
In terms of safety and passenger protection, the new GMC Acadia is bound to be the first vehicle to feature the brand’s new front center airbag system. This new airbag system is designed to protect front occupants against side crashes in which the affected person is located on the opposite non-impacted side. The front center airbag is deployed from inboard side of the driver's seat, positioning itself between the driver and front passenger.
Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, remarked that the carmaker designed the new front center airbag to work with other airbags and safety belts, thereby making up a more comprehensive occupant restraint system.