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

"Poor acceleration for a vehicle of this size, would not attempt to tow anything close to its rating due to poor overall engine performance."

BEN B., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Smooth and quiet, adequate acceleration. Handling is solid."

JOHN T., VA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"There is a momentary hesitation when the accelerator is pressed"

Anonymous, AB (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The only thing I don't like about how the Acadia drives is I wish the steering was a bit tighter."

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It doesn't accelerate as well as my previous owed Envoy. It sits on its ass when I ask it to accelerate."

MITCH D., NY (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Very reliable on both. Do not like the hazard button location on the Acadia"

Anonymous, NM (2015 GMC Acadia)

"good"

DONALD M., MD (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It drive very well and handles the road very well also when you have all wheel drive in place."

Anonymous, ON (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Acceleration slower than I estimated. MPG not as good as I had hoped. Would have preferred an 8 cyl engine. Unfortunately not available in this model."

JAMES O., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Mileage is poor. styling is a bit dated"

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It's smooth drive train and precise steering"

Anonymous, OH (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Navigation system is terrible.. difficult ti use"

Anonymous, NC (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The Acadia shifts quietly. It's steering is direct and has good feel."

Anonymous, OH (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Transmission is very jerky. Makes driving in stop and go traffic very unconfortable"

Dale C., TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Good at getting up to highway speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Acceleration and engine power is more than adequate. Handling is great for a vehicle this size and it feels secure in turns."

Anonymous, IN (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Nice smooth ride - very good acceleration"

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The V6 in our 2015 Acadia is perfectly suited to our needs. We travel a lot with a car loaded to the ceiling with stuff, and it handles and performs very well."

Anonymous, IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"best driving car ever, its a shame that they took 2.5 inches from the driver's seat for fuel economy, I would have been an Acadia driver for life"

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"For a large SUV it has good acceleration and handles well."

B S., TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"it rides great but gets bad gas milage"

Michael R., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Drives a little like a truck"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The vehicle handles very good! Acceleration is hesitant, some what slow to respond. Also at speeds of 40mph to 50 mph, acceleration, vehicle will down shift first then slowly speed up."

Anonymous, IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It is an "adequate" car with good amenities (Denali trim level), versatility for passengers and/or cargo. It is not a replacement for a full size, "built on a truck chasis" SUV."

Linda M., AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Your back hurts after a short trip. Handling is just ok"

Richard J., FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"love both and handling"

Don W., NJ (2015 GMC Acadia)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"navigation system difficult to view while underway"

WALTER R., OH (2015 GMC Acadia)

"ride,brakes,aceleration,style"

DONALD M., MD (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are hard & uncomfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Extremely comfortable, climate controls and heated/cooled seats plus interior room combine to make this a luxury vehicle!"

Anonymous, WA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The leather seats are very comfortable on long rides"

Anonymous, CA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Seats comfort diminishes on long journeys. Climate control, noise, ride, sound system are very, very good however."

STEVEN B., PA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Very smooth ride. Quiet. Handles well. Took some getting used to turning radius as much bigger than my other vehicle."

Anonymous, MI (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Steering wheel does not tilt up enough. Make getting in and out a bit difficult."

VERNON D., AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"I am 6'2" and have a bad back and the seats are very comfortable with its 12 way position control and heated and cooled seats."

B S., TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The Acadia is roomy, and quiet"

Anonymous, OH (2015 GMC Acadia)

"I like the raised driving position. Also find the noise level very acceptable."

Anonymous, FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"seat frames are breaking on out sides of front seats"

Michael R., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"I loved my Acadia! Super comfortable, awesome ride and just a beautiful machine"

William W., OH (2015 GMC Acadia)

"plenty of road noise. No real lumbar adjustment on front seats,."

Anonymous, NV (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Spacious, comfortable, nice interior materials for the price point."

Anonymous, MD (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are air cooled for summer driving and really is great keeping your back and butt cool"

Arthur O., CO (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The interior design allows for easy access for a family to make long trips or short hauls. The seats are comfortable, provide the right level of support. The suspension is tuned to a comfortable, but secure level."

Anonymous, TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Good but I do not like the headrest"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Superb front seating comfort, very quiet cab. And with the right tires on this car, it's one of the very best riding BIG Crossovers on the market today. Our opinion, of course. We've owned 3 of them over the last 10 years and would buy another if they still made the large Acadia."

Anonymous, IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are solid, supporting and we feel rested after long trips. Also like the heat/cool systems in seats!"

Vern J., KY (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are very comfortable the seat are heated and ventilated"

Shawn F., NJ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Good seats Quiet ride Stable ride"

Greg O., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are comfortable on long trips. Noise is low-vehicle is quit inside. Ride is smooth."

Anonymous, IN (2015 GMC Acadia)

"the seats have both heating and cooling capability which is great. the seat position controls provide optimal control for comfort."

Anonymous, WI (2015 GMC Acadia)

"memory seats super. Noise would be better if they came with better tires. Ride excellent and in mountain corners"

Anonymous, AB (2015 GMC Acadia)

"A very smoothe ride for this type of vehicle. Rides smother than my car."

Marvin M., KS (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The ride is ridiculously smooth and quiet for SUV's."

Anonymous, NC (2015 GMC Acadia)

"A lot of room for your passengers and stuff. Good on the highway, not much noise. The seats are comfortable enough for 4 or 5 hours before needing to stretch."

James L., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Ride is good. Just not as good as XL"

Anonymous, CT (2015 GMC Acadia)

"very confortable"

Don W., NJ (2015 GMC Acadia)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Too expensive for what you get in relation to competition. Classified as a truck, this vehicle cost more to insure and plate in Michigan. Other G m vehicles in this class are classified as station wagons (cheaper to own)."

MIKE J., MI (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Great SUV and runs very smoothly"

Anonymous, MA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"I think all vehicles are more exspensive than they should be"

CARLTON H., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Fully loaded, more passenger and, cargo room than other non-GM brands."

JOHN T., VA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Power deck lid should not be in an expensive option group"

EDWARD-JANET R., FL (2015 GMC Acadia)

"We bought the Acadia in FL just before we moved north. FL is full of Lexus SUVs and we kept trying to find one that fit us. Having no luck, we also tried Buick. We were not familiar with the GMC line at all, but it was love at first sight. A nice size with all the new features, and a terrific price. Much better price than anything else we looked at."

LAURIE D., GA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It works as good as advertised"

Anonymous, IN (2015 GMC Acadia)

"You pay for what you get in style and pricing in comfort."

Anonymous, ON (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It has almost all the bells and whistles that more expensive vehicles have. We bought it thinking we would be interacting more with our extended family, but that hasn't happened. So the only thing we would change is to get a Terrain Denali instead. But we really love this vehicle. We would recommend it highly to anyone that needs room to transport 7 people."

PATRICIA E., TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Smart styling, good power and towing capability. Good electronics and displays."

Anonymous, VA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The Acadia has been problem free and required minimum maintenance."

Anonymous, TX (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Value is long term and the car has depreciated quickly since purchased new."

Kip B., PA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Good value"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The car is used mainly by my husband. He needs a "hauler". This replaced his 2004 Tahoe. The Acadia is a good value for the money. You just don't have great acceleration or tight handling. The 6 cylinder engine does NOT give higher gas mileage than the old 8 cylinder Tahoe did."

Linda M., AZ (2015 GMC Acadia)

"It is a lot of car for the money. We didn't go high end with leather, but the seats still look good, are comfortable and have heated seats."

James L., IL (2015 GMC Acadia)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Easy wash"

Anonymous, TN (2015 GMC Acadia)

"The molding on the top of the car comes out when you go threw a Car Wash had it fixed twice and still a problem"

ROBERT D., MI (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Although it is an older platform the Acadia still looks good. I like the design on the rear better than the Traverse or the Buick Enclave. It is easier to see out the rear window! Like the size. Not huge but bigger than just a medium size SUV."

FRANKLIN S., GA (2015 GMC Acadia)

"Very sharp car, right size and features."

Anonymous, OH (2015 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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