GM’s strong showing at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit includes the redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia, which will go on sale in Canada this spring.
The new Acadia is 318 kg (700 lbs) lighter than the current model, which pays dividends at the pump. With the new 2.5L 4-cylinder engine as standard equipment, expect to achieve around 8.4L/100km on the highway and 10.7L/100km in the city (FWD models), according to GM. The available 3.6L V6, also new, is more powerful and efficient than the current model, offering a GM-estimated 310 horsepower and 9.4L/100km on the highway.
“The new Acadia captures a greater feeling of refinement, in everything from the responsive feeling behind the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive features,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer for compact and crossover SUVs at General Motors. “It’s a vehicle that offers the functionality Acadia is known for, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.”
In addition to its impressive cargo capabilities (up to 2,237 litres when all rear seats are folded), the 2017 GMC Acadia stands out with numerous standard and available features such as:
- Forward Collision Alert;
- New Front Pedestrian Braking;
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert;
- Tow Vision Trailering system;
- OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi;
- DHI headlights;
- LED lighting;
- And much more.
Pricing details for the 2017 GMC Acadia will be announced at a later date.