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

"No zip, awful mileage (10mpg on a good day) makes this car not fun to drive. It is large enough for large dogs and lots of cargo...a good thing."

WHEELING B., FL (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Slow response time on acceleration but once it kicks in, it performs well."

MAUREEN R., TX (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Acceleration is uneven and weak"

Anonymous, NY (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Shift points under low to modest acceleration seem too high. It is an irritation listening to the engine whining away."

RUDOLPH B., WI (2014 GMC Acadia)

"I have told the dealer that my transmission pauses around 18mph when I accelerate. I fear the transmission is shoddy. They couldn't duplicate my issue so they said no worries. I will trade-in before I get to 100k miles."

BRUCE G., FL (2014 GMC Acadia)

"I drive in the mountains and can set the cruse at my comfortable (above speed limit about 5mph) and if no one gets in the way I can use cruse all the way without loosing speed and around the corners fine."

DENNIS O., AZ (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Hard ride"

ANTHONY D., NY (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Sluggish acceleration, transmission does not shift correctly, at times will not kick down when accelerator pushed all the way. Vehicle tends to rock when cornering creating a swaying sensation even if the steering wheel is held steady in a corner, worse at highway speeds"

MARK W., BC (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Engine undersized for this truck. Got better gas mileage on my 2002 Suburban! It can't get out of its own way!!"

MARK F., NY (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Should have a V-8 option"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Under powered, need to floor the gas pedal for acceleration, handles well"

JARRETH S., CA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"The vehicle would be better at acceleration if it had a small V-8 or a turbo on the 6 cylinder."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 GMC Acadia)

"good acceleration, carrying capacity would like to see better gas mileage"

J M., GA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"If you enjoy driving, this not your car. It's like driving a brick"

MICHAEL B., FL (2014 GMC Acadia)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"A noise under the frame at highway speeds happens that the dealership has not been able to eliminate. Also the road noise on highway is a little higher than I like."

LARRY B., OK (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Very quiet ride. Very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, PA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"It is very comfortable on trips. Heated and cooled seats are great. There is not much road noise."

Anonymous, IN (2014 GMC Acadia)

"The automatic climate control is terrible. Minor adjustments are constantly needed to keep passengers warm or cool. I have had automatic climate control in my various vehicles since 1999, and this system is by far the worst I have used."

RODNEY B., DE (2014 GMC Acadia)

"head rests very uncomfortable in front"

ROBERT S., NC (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Road Noises during ride"

MARION B., CA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Rough ride in rear seating"

Anonymous, OK (2014 GMC Acadia)

"The head rests for the seats are the worst, if you are 6' tall or over the head rest jams in the back of your upper back/lower neck. What is worse is they automatically slide forward at the slightest touch. The seats leave a lot to be desired as well. Like sitting on a bench."

DAVID C., TX (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Ride is noisy poor climate control"

JOE B., NJ (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Seats could be a little more comfortable they seem to be to flat"

TIM C., IL (2014 GMC Acadia)

"Front seats could be softer and head rests need more adjustment range"

JOSEPH C., MI (2014 GMC Acadia)

"I've driven most of the SUV's from rental agencies do to business travel and I chose the GMC Acadia to buy for my family because of styling and comfort."

BILL P., IL (2014 GMC Acadia)

"handling, comfort & carrying capacity"

J M., GA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"No joy in driving this truck. Would have bought a Buick but I wanted Heads Up display which I could only find in Denali model. The Buick Envision that came out after I bought it has everything I wanted. That car has great comfort...amazing seats AND heads up display. Most concerning is that if you have the back drivers side door open and you open the drivers door you can pop off the molding on the middle seat door. I am limited because I need to put a wheelchair lift in the car. The Envision is"

WHEELING B., FL (2014 GMC Acadia)


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

What Owners Say

"Expensive!Uses a lot of gas"

Anonymous, SK (2014 GMC Acadia)

"I got the best deal I could, but cars are too expensive now a days"

TIM C., IL (2014 GMC Acadia)

"I think I over paid for what I got, its under powered and the front seats are uncomfortable on long trips of 1 hour or more"

JARRETH S., CA (2014 GMC Acadia)

"We just feel it is a good value. A very comfortable vehicle, lots of room for cargo, luggage."

Anonymous, IN (2014 GMC Acadia)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Excellent styling and appearance"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 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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