ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. BSW standard from 2020.
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.
The slimmed-down body and 310-hp, 3.6-liter V6 help scoot the all-wheel-drive Acadia away from competitors, hitting 60 mph in a rapid 6.8 seconds. Power delivery is smooth, but the six-speed automatic gives the occasional jolty shift. Although fuel economy is up to 19 mpg overall, the Acadia still trails its peers. If kept in front-drive mode, you'll gain 1 mpg on the highway. Base models have a 193-hp four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive, but most Acadias will come with the V6.