Instead of "go big or go home," GMC focused on "light makes right" with the second-generation Acadia. Built to comply with more stringent fuel economy standards while matching key rivals' dimensions, the three-row Acadia is 7-inches shorter, 4-inches narrower, and 500-pounds lighter. The result is a competitive, practical, and pleasant family hauler.
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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

"The Acadia handles as well as the Tahoe did."

Ronald R., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Love the luxurious interior and drive"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Excellent handling for a large car."

Joanne-Scott O., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Great ride, the new engine with more horsepower AND better gas mileage is a terrific addition;"

Thomas C., IL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"6 cyl. responds well & gives quick acceleration upon entering a freeway or passing another vehicle. It holds the road well on curves and is confident in any avoidance maneuvers; handles very well for a fairly large SUV."

Willard S., MD (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Decent mph and handles trips very well."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very fast, crisp handling."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Have new model (not Legacy). Driver assist package is very good overall, but following distance deceleration is often too abrupt and too severe. Vehicle needs eight-speed rather than six-speed transmission. Excessive acceleration lag when trying to increase highway speed (such as for passing). Steering is very smooth and brakes are very good."

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"When fully loaded it will accelerate and handle well."

James G., CT (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Good acceleration and handling. Too much road noise and ride is not as good as it should be on less smooth pavement surfaces. I would expect more from a premium model."

Wayne O., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I love the performance of this vehicle. It handles more like a car than an SUV. It's most noticeable at freeway speeds when you need it. Like going up or down a mountain pass that has some sharp turns. Interstate sharp anyway. I took a long road trip with another family in a 10 year old Honda Odyssey, and there were times when they just could not keep up! I would have to wait to regroup, and post discussions revealed a difference in vehicles. The acceleration is always immediate. No turbo lag, no pedal delay, just immediate response to your pedal input, and lots of it!"

Glen S., WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"strong & smooth V-6 with power to make passes on highway quickly; immediate responsiveness to get out of highway situations that might become worrisome. handles very well on curvy roads & turns; holds the road well; allows for confident driving"

Willard S., MD (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I live in the mountains and the acceleration on the steep inclines is slow. Fine once it gets going but slow to get there."

Mary B., NJ (2017 GMC Acadia)

"For a large vehicle with a 6 cylinder engine, the performance is very impressive. Smooth ride and very good handling."

Sam K., OH (2017 GMC Acadia)

"solid feel while driving"

Stanley T., MN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Handling and power I generally find good. At times when slowing for a turning vehicle etc., I find when it comes to time to accelerate there can be a slight lag."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Fun to drive and very comfortable"

Anonymous, NV (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very secure feeling at high speed. Hyway acceleration is as good as our former Taho. Both handling and acceleration are very good. O"

Ronald R., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Acceleration has greatly improved comparing it to the last generation of Acadia that I drove"

Michael S., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Peppy acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Acceleration is superb for this large SUV and handling is great. No negatives to report."

Ed J., SC (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very good smmoth acceleration. Good fuel economy."

Richard H., PA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"acceleration very good for a big car"

Anonymous, PA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"fuel economy is very good."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 GMC Acadia)

"This car is so much better than the 2014 Ford Explorer it replaced. Acceleration is great with no turbo-lag like the Explorer had and fuel economy is much better. Does better than EPA rating on the highway. Feels very stable yet comfortable on the road."

Brian N., FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"the 6 cyl engine works great, but I really, really, dread having to have the stop/start engine in the next vehicle, even to the point of going to another manufacturer where on/off is an option. GM gives you no option to turn it off."

David A., MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Handles wet and snowy roads very well."

David B., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very fast and superb handling"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very responsive, handles well in traffic and open road."

Anonymous, SD (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Excellent acceleration and adaptive cruise"

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very good ride and acceleration. It is very nimble with good steering response."

Jimmy T., OK (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Extremely fast accelerating SUV!. Hold on!!!!!!!!!!!"

Terry O., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The V6 has great acceleration ln fact if pushed to hard it will easily spin the front tires . This suv corners very well."

Wayne D., IN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"It is to small. I liked our Tahoe much better!"

Steve W., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"This car has unreal snap and acceleration. punch it when passing and it pushes you back into the seat and hits 80-90 mph quickly. steering is very quick."

Anonymous, MN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"thought I would get better gas mileage"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Outstanding performance and handling."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Nice handling vehicle."

Terry T., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Positive handling and braking"

James P., MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Fast! Handles well!"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The accelerations is great and handling is very nice."

Carl K., MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I have had many problems with the "park" on the transmission lever. While the dash indicator and the transmission lever say I am in "park" the computer says that I am not. The dealer has not been able to fix this annoyance."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Great acceleration,small turning radius"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I like the Acadia. It does not handle well in the snow even after turning the traction button."

Anonymous, IN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"adaptive cruise control"

Anonymous, NE (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I'm not used to the lesser power yet. I wish it had more power on accelertion"

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Easy to handle."

Anonymous, MN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"So comfortable to drive. Great acceleration. Love the feature where the car slows down on its own when the cruise is set as you get close to a car in front of you."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"It is just very responsive in aceleration and handling!"

Thomas M., NM (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The performance from the Acadia is unexpected from a crossover. It has very strong acceleration. Handling is good for a crossover."

Anonymous, CT (2017 GMC Acadia)

"MY Acadia has strong and smooth acceleration and tight precise handling. It has minimal body roll while providing a nice comfortable ride."

Roger H., IL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"lighter, shorter, and 29 more hp. responds to accelerator not just whines firm handling much better than our previous Acadia and Enclave Fun to drive"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The comfort is as good as my Tahoe was."

Ronald R., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Comfortable ride with limited road noise."

Joanne-Scott O., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Good noise suppression level and great ride. Feels solid. Seats are very comfortable."

Dorothy B., FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"This vehicle's seats are firm and supportive, providing comfortable seating, especially on long trips. The vehicle is very quiet inside, giving the passengers a pleasant trip environment without the tension that comes from traveling on long trips in a noisy vehicle. The ride is much too soft and the steering has considerably more assist than I am comfortable with, resulting in a considerable lack of road feel."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Comfortable and quiet ride."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The headrests on the drivers and front passengers seats are very uncomfortable."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The front door post and mirror is so wide that it blocks the side view when approaching an intersection or when stopped at an intersection almost causing an accident several times"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very quiet and smooth ride."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"upright seating, quiet and smooth"

Steven L., RI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are comfortable, noise level is low, ride is smooth"

Thomas R., AR (2017 GMC Acadia)

"pressing down on horn is almost impossible, opening back door is also impossible. ( foot under bumper. Ride is very rough over small rough rides."

Anonymous, OH (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Comfortable/adjustable memory seats that is ideal for local and long distance rides. Minimal road noise. Both heating and cooling seats especially for FL summers."

Sheldon K., FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are fairly comfortable - no real issues there. However, there are a lot of interior squeaks and rattles. Most of these annoying noises seem to be coming from the doors and windows, but there are others as well. There is also too much road noise and the ride is not as smooth as one would expect from a vehicle in this price range."

Wayne O., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Overall it is a very comfortable vehicle to drive in but we do have a rattle in the sunroof locking mechanism that cannot be repaired. GM is aware of it but they want fixed the problem. It would require development of a new locking mechanism."

Terry O., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"It is just very comfortable!"

Thomas M., NM (2017 GMC Acadia)

"adjustable with good back support"

Anonymous, PA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"We purchased our Acadia with an upgraded suspension package. The ride quality is amazing. It is very quiet and comfortable. There is a cargo mat that is attached to the back of the third seat. I like the protection it provides when the third seat is folded down."

Anonymous, IL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"seats not as comfortable as I am used to in my other vehicle."

Robert-Mary L., MA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Comfortable seats that easily adjust. Easy to reposition when on long trips. Ride is smooth and quiet, almost car like."

Harry P., NH (2017 GMC Acadia)

"very good seats.I drove 4 brands of suvs before we bought .We liked the way it set [lower to the ground so easier to get in to]. Very good ride , and a quite ride."

Wayne D., IN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Great response and quite ride"

Anonymous, NV (2017 GMC Acadia)

"I have the leather seats and the front seats are amazingly comfortable. They give support where you need it, making long trips enjoyable. The heated seat feature is also amazing on cold mornings."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"So far perfect"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Most comfortable ride I have ever experienced"

Herbert M., OK (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Comfortable and attractive seating"

James P., MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Ride is uncomfortable. Road imperfections are felt in cabin."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The seats are extremely comfortable with many adjustments. Plus, they are both cooled and heated. The ride is smooth, and I often get compliments from passengers."

Anonymous, CT (2017 GMC Acadia)

"the seats could have a little more padding in the butt area"

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very comfortable on long trips (1500 + miles)"

Ronald R., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Well designed for long road trips.. Somewhat noisy at highway speeds"

Jim T., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are great with easy automated adjustments"

Ed J., SC (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Exterior road noise can be heard inside vehicle."

Lee N., PA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"My Acadia is white. It think it is a really handsome vehicle. I get frequent favorable comments. Safety features are good - adaptive cruise control is excellent, safe, smooth and timely. Vehicle is noisy at highway speeds - pronounced tire high pitched whine."

G G., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Love the comfort this vehicle offers - seats almost mold to your body, leather seats are so comfortable, love the cooled and heated seats and my ride is so quiet."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Seats are uncomfortable for long drives. Fine for short trips"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very quiet, solid feel with little road noise. Exceptional power."

Anonymous, MA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Seats very comfortable and supportive on long trips"

David B., NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very comfortable floating ride and the road noise is minimal."

Anonymous, MN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"It is amazing. Easy to get in and out of front and back of the car. Second row club seats are the best!"

George S., TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"We were quite impressed with all seats, but especially the third row--even adults can sit there comfortably."

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Love the ride and comfort of this vehicle. Very low noise level in this vehicle."

David A., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Excellent value for the money"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"This is a 2017 Acadia Limited, and thus is really a 2016 in physical configuration, not the downsized 2017. This vehicle is a bargain if you need three rows of seats that can accommodate 8 passengers and want to travel in reasonable comfort with current amenities. The storage space is limited with all three rows of seats up, but there is enough room if you can pack well. The alternative is moving up to a Tahoe with a bit more space, but you will pay for it. The new 2017 Acadia has been downsize..."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Large factory discount and good trade on my GMC Sierra"

Robert-Mary L., MA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"GM makes you get top of the line model to get all safety features"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia)

"We shopped around and compared cargo size. Infotainment systems, comfort and safety and feel we got the most bang for our buck. Then we shopped in the fall when the next years models were out and compared programs such as Costco and other discounts such as military and feel like we got the best deal possible for the car at that time. Research, research, research."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Looks good, drives great"

Marsha M., TN (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The value that I got for my money."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Excellent value for money paid, also love the interior room."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Very good value. Paying less on a lease than previous car."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Feels heavy giving a sense of more safety than one gets from a sedan."

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia)

"This is the All Terrain model. The all wheel drive system works great. Does not have auto up drivers window and should have"

Anonymous, MD (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Most safety features come with Denali trim."

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia)

"We leased our Acadia. The residual value is very high which made the lease payment on a $50k plus vehicle about the same as many vehicles we considered that were $10-$15k less expensive."

Anonymous, IL (2017 GMC Acadia)

"Overall a dependable and secure vehicle. I like it better than most cars and suvs"

Duncan M., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

"The price we paid was a great deal."

Steve O., MO (2017 GMC Acadia)

Would you buy this car again?

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