2017 GMC Acadia Denali Review, Specs

The 2017 GMC Acadia Denali is going to adopt a sleeker appearance. The previous model was more truck-inspired and the new model comes with a true SUV influence featuring sculptural details. The vehicle will be offered with a revamped exterior and interior styling. The powertrain performance will also be upgraded. It is going to face stiff competition from other top models like Cadillac XT5.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali - front

2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design

The car comes with a revamped exterior design platform which appears more sophisticated but elegant. The 2017 GMC Acadia Denali appears more of a contemporary crossover than a conventional Sport Utility Vehicle. There is going to be some impressive updates in the front fascia featuring redesigned grille, a new bumper and upgraded front fender arches. Consumers should expect better air vents for enhanced engine cooling.

The new Denali’s body work adopt lightweight aluminium materials that enhance the car’s aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. The exterior design languages are complemented by the beautiful aerodynamic contours and sleeker rake on the windshield. The 2017 GMC Acadia Denali presents distinctive LED lighting system fitted for the headlights, fog lights and rear lights. The vehicle rides on luxurious 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels which enhance its off-road capabilities.


In addition, the car boasts of a more upscale and classy interior cabin styling with the modern hi-tech infotainment system. The 5-passnger full-size crossover will be offered with a roomy interior featuring increased headroom and legroom. Also, the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali adopts comfortable seating for both the driver and passengers, thanks to its fine leather upholstery which will be extended to the dashboard and the steering wheel.

Among the standard features include modern air conditioning system, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone integration and satellite navigation system. Entertainment will be offered using a premium audio system with HD satellite radio, USB port interface, Bluetooth audio integration and CD/MP3/MP4 player among others. You should also expect numerous safety and driver assistance features including rear parking sensors. Also, the line-departure warning system, blind-spot warning system, automatic emergency braking system and others.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali - interior

2017 GMC Acadia Denali- Engine and Performance

In addition, there are two naturally aspirated engines offered for the upcoming 2017 GMC Acadia Denali. The base powertrain unit is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 194 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. It will be available in front-wheel drive (FWD) framework featuring start-stop technology. This makes the new 2017 Acadia Denali record impressive fuel economy figures of about 21 miles per gallon for city drives and 25 mpg for highway drives under AWD and FWD systems.

GMC will also be offering an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine for the upcoming GMC Acadia Denali model. This unit is rated at 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque and comes with an Active Fuel Management system. Its fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city drive and 25 mpg on the highway. Both engines will be mated to 6-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali - side

2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Price and Release Date

In conclusion, there is no official information from the manufacturer concerning the release date and pricing for the GMC Acadia Denali 2017. However, there are high expectations that the vehicle will make its debut in the market in the course of next year. The base MSRP for the FWD version is estimated at $46,000 while the AWD model will go for about $48,000.

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