General Motors might not build minivans anymore, but that doesn't mean they're out of the big family-vehicle market, as three-row SUVs such as the GMC Acadia demonstrates. The large SUV is very spacious inside, comfortably seating up to eight adults, while leaving some cargo space behind the third row. Drivers and passengers should appreciate the quiet cabin, comfortable seats, and well-finished interior.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Best vehicle I have ever had for highway travel in all types of weather."

Anonymous, WA (2013 GMC Acadia)

"engine has high whine when gunning from dead stop."

Anonymous, VA (2013 GMC Acadia)

"Has a very large "turning area" - always have to repark in parking place because can't turn sharp enough first time"

LAURA N., OR (2013 GMC Acadia)

"4wheel independent suspension is very accommodating on rough rides or over curbs. All wheel drive is awesome on icy, snowy roads. Acceleration is greatly improved with direct injection and still with reasonable mpg readings. Runs on regular fuel. Turning radius is acceptable and the brakes are sure and not spongy. Above attributes notable with such a large SUV."

HAROULD C., WY (2013 GMC Acadia)

"on the dash -the red lighting and glare it creates is awful Initial acceleration is lacking. Once you reach a speed(which takes too long for such a big engine) it drives great-it's the getting to that speed which is timely and problematic Also car is just large and bulky feeling and the turning radius is very poor-makes for more difficult parking and maneuverability"

ROBIN S., NC (2013 GMC Acadia)


DAVID P., OH (2013 GMC Acadia)

"Execution of acceleration input is delayed. Very annoying."

MICHAEL L., CT (2013 GMC Acadia)

"The V6 is adequate for most driving tasks but when you really need to make some power (passing or towing a boat up a hill) it has to work pretty hard and that is obvious in the cabin."

GREGG P., CA (2013 GMC Acadia)

"drivers seat uncomfordable to sit on"

Anonymous, FL (2013 GMC Acadia)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Ride, seats and ride."

Anonymous, CO (2013 GMC Acadia)

"seating is very comfortable for a tall (6ft3in) guy. The dual climate control is very easy in use and very effective..Plus it is easy to control the Rear climate control."

STEVE B., NV (2013 GMC Acadia)

"The climate system has had to be repaired every summer since bought it and not just lost of fluids. All repairs were under warranty even after warranty had expired due to repairs history. First GM vehicle to have such serious AC problems."

Anonymous, CA (2013 GMC Acadia)

"Overall it's a great family vehicle. We have towed up to 3000lbs with it. Pros; space, handling, intellilink, good mirror and backup camera/sensors, power points/cup holders storage. Zero reliably issues and zero extra maintenance other than oil and cabin filters after 46,000 miles. Tires, brakes and air filter will be due before winter. Cons; interior rattles, transmission tuning, lack of low end torque, passenger side seat bottom not adjustable on $41K vehicle. And as CR knows it's really"

PHILLIP W., MI (2013 GMC Acadia)

"Vehicle is very comfortable.Especially on long trips."

Anonymous, TN (2013 GMC Acadia)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Very nice styling on outside especially front headlamps and grille."

Anonymous, CO (2013 GMC Acadia)

"the time and temp are displayed on the navigation window and are so small they are difficult to see"

HOLLACE L., FL (2013 GMC Acadia)

"Front end doesn't have the huge grill like the Ram trucks and the grasshopper head. look of a Ford. Nice body lines and not boxy looking compared to the competitors. Adaquate rubs strips on sides as to prevent most door damage in a parking lot. Big brite tai lamps. Interior layout is simple but elegant and controls are easy to operate. Great room in second seat and the seat is really comfortable."

HAROULD C., WY (2013 GMC Acadia)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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