2017 GMC Acadia Design Updates, Transmission Offerings

GMC Acadia is a Crossover Utility Vehicle or SUV manufactured by General Motors Corporation since 2006. Built on the new GMC Lambda platform, GMC Acadia shares its platform with the likes of Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Intended to replace the mid-size GMC Safari Van, Pontiac Montana SV6 Minivan, GMC Envoy and others (such as Buick Terraza, Buick Rainier, Buick Rendezvous, Chevrolet Trailblazer) in US markets, this full-size SUV has a potential to put an end to the era of large full-size SUVs for good. The 2017 GMC Acadia will be the 2nd generation offering from GMC’s lineup. First unveiled on January 12, 2016, North American International Auto Show, this gmc acadia 2017 will bring many firsts to the automotive industry regarding safety.

2017 GMC Acadia - front

2017 GMC Acadia – Design Updates: Both Interiors and Exteriors

Transformation from a full-size SUV to a mid-size SUV may have implications on many factors like curb weight and length as is evident from the dimensions (duration of GMC Acadia reduced by 7.2 inches and curb weight came down by a whopping 318 kilo), but the seating capabilities, safety factors, and comfort levels have not been compromised with. Instead, 2017 GMC Acadia promises to be more safe and comfortable than its earlier 1st generation truck derived design. This 2nd generation SUV will retain some classic GMC architecture from earlier models like wraparound rear windows, darker D pillars, and square, flared wheel arches. Everything else on this vehicle like Butch styled quadrilateral front grille, incorporation of latest LED and HID technology for lighting, both front, and rear bumpers and sleeker body design has been redesigned. The gmc acadia has also come down in height by 3 inches than its previous generation models.


Inside, this acadia 2017 offers some state of the art technology bound with comfort to the highest level. Reduction in length has decreased the passenger seating capability; it will be available in 5, 6 and seven-passenger seating options. Rest of interior decorations is pretty much in line with other vehicles in this range. Both the second and third rows of seats can be folded to increase cargo space, which has already witnessed an increase by nine cubic feet over past models.

2017 GMC Acadia - interior

2017 GMC Acadia – Drive Train and Transmission Offerings

Two drivetrains will be offered with 2017 GMC Acadia: an inline 4, 2.5-liter unit which can put out 194 ponies and 258 Newton meters of torque, and a 3.6 liter V6 unit which has a capacity of 310 horses of raw power and 367 Newton meters of torque. Both these drivetrains will be mated with GMC 6 speed automatic, and will be available in front wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. As sources say, the 2.5-liter unit will have a combined economy of 28 mpg on the highway and the 3.6-liter unit will have a combined 25 mpg of the economy in city.

2017 GMC Acadia - rear

2017 GMC Acadia – Expected MSRP and Availability

No official news about the price has been released yet. The GMC Acadia will go on sale from spring of 2016. Safety and technology suite of 2017 GMC Acadia vehicle has witnessed a tremendous leap and includes a range of state of the art systems as found on other models comparable in this segment. This 2017 gmc acadia is all set to challenge and compete with its competitors like Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

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