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 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave corporate trio demonstrates. The test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the Acadia, which differs only in styling details.
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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

"Rough ride-feel every bump"

GARY B., SD (2016 GMC Acadia)

"For a larger vehicle it handles great around town and in the mountains. Enough power to get up the passess, AWD for snowy days and icey roads, but nimble enough to park at the mall. Two 16 years old girls learned in this vehicle and a 2013 Acadia that we traded in for this one. Both love to drive the car and take their friends with them."

BLAKE S., CO (2016 GMC Acadia)


JAMES H., WA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"bad road noise"

GARY N., WA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The around town miles per gallon is about 10. I thought I would get about 13"

JOHN S., CA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"It seems quicker than our Explorer was from 0-60, its handling is fine for an SUV."

KELLEY S., GA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Excellent handling on all road surfaces or various type. Very stable handling both in the low lands near the Atlantic coast and mountain roads that I travel frequently in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Acceleration is very good permitting safe passing of slower vehicles on two lane mountain roads and merging onto heavy travel interstate highways. Very happy with the Acadia handling and acceleration."

Carol B., NC (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Very predictable and stable in all conditions including winter driving, mountain passes and around town. Very comfortable and quiet for family of 5."

Blake S., CO (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Comfort on the highway and stability"

Anonymous, CO (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Rides great, one of the best road vehicles I've ever owned. I was concerned when I bought it because everything I read says its under-powered. That's not been my experience. I took it to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; it went up those hills with ease."

Eliot W., AZ (2016 GMC Acadia)

"rides and drive almost better than our 2016 gmc acadia"

Anonymous, OH (2016 GMC Acadia)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are hard and uncomfortable for long trips."

Anonymous, AL (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are very hard/uncomfortable. The ride is stiff, it is a SUV after all. For myself, as an older person, the special intelisystem features are very difficult to understand. They make my head hurt!!! It is a fisty little thing though. Over all, I enjoy driving it."

Anonymous, CA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The climate control has warm and cold area during the winter months, and it takes a considerable amount of time for the air conditioning to cool the interior during the summer."

Anonymous, IN (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Rides like a buckboard"

JOHN B., PA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are not as comfortable as the Trailblazer or Suburban. They are squishy are the sides - too tight. Sound for favorites is a pain to try to go from one driver to the next. Too small to hit the various buttons. Better in the 2008 Suburban."

SAMANTHA J., NH (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The Acadia is very smooth better than my old Caddy. No noise from outside or very little, seats are very comfy"

JAMES C., NY (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The ride is smooth and quiet, I like the climate controls (knobs instead of push buttons), I also like the seats. My wife liked the seats in our 2014 Explorer better. I am 6'4" though."

KELLEY S., GA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Seats and access to rear seats is great. We haul several kids for girl scouts and other activities, with all their gear, and have plenty of room. This car is so quiet and relaxing to drive both locally and on longer trips. Stereo, climate control and all other features are nicely done and work great. The fit and finish is all great."

BLAKE S., CO (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Just everything is excellent"

Anonymous, IA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are not quite as comfortable as my previous Buick Enclave. The Acadia seats are stiffer"

Anonymous, ME (2016 GMC Acadia)

"seats are a little too soft so therefore use a cushion to keep my back straight up"

Anonymous, NY (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Heated seats are great. Front seats adjust just about any way you need."

William N., MI (2016 GMC Acadia)

"I find that the steering wheel should tilt up slightly higher than it does. With how I sit it blocks some of the display. I know that the HUD shows this information but not all on one screen so I like to glance down and check. No matter how I adjust the seat and steering wheel part of the display is blocked"

Alan B., NY (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Acadia rides nicely, and is quiet. The seats are comfortable and supportive."

Christopher A., ID (2016 GMC Acadia)

"the road noise is horrible. Unable to hear the other passengers."

Anonymous, WA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Make console wider. Arm gets tired trying to reach over"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Quiet, smooth ride."

Anonymous, VA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"like seats because of being air conditioned and heated"

Joseph L., CA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"No road noise"

Bill H., MI (2016 GMC Acadia)

"many adjustments, comfort, feels secure"

Ken N., CA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are very comfortable."

Jane R., GA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"This vehicle has a particularly annoying rumbling noise coming from the suspension or tires on any but the very smoothest road surfaces. Dealer says it's normal... I say bullroar!"

Dale S., TX (2016 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are very comfortable on long trips, very little road noise, and the ride is very smooth."

Wayne W., IL (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Quiet, excellent handling, reliable, good looks."

Gary B., MN (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Its exceptionally smooth and quiet."

Mark E., MD (2016 GMC Acadia)


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

What Owners Say

"The vehicle is very nice, but i think the price is a bit step for what you get."

Anonymous, WI (2016 GMC Acadia)

"This car was a dealer rental for people who were having their car serviced. I got a great deal due to it being "used". It had 3800 miles on it so with dealer incentives and a GM supplier discount, I got a great deal."

LARRY K., GA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"I like all the extras"

Anonymous, IA (2016 GMC Acadia)

"Big storage area in rear, 3rd row seats,"

Anonymous, FL (2016 GMC Acadia)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Gas Mileage"

ANTHONY S., CT (2016 GMC Acadia)

"It looks like a lot of other SUVs on the outside"

DOROTHY W., MA (2016 GMC Acadia)

Would you buy this car again?

2016 vehicles
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Traverse
Dodge Durango
Ford Expedition
Ford Flex
GMC Acadia
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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