WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT?
The GMC Acadia is a crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors for GMC marque. The first-generation GMC Acadia shared the GM Lambda platform with the Saturn Outlook, the Chevrolet Traverse, and the Buick Enclave. The Acadia went on sale in 2006 as a 2007 model in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Acadia replaces three of the 7- or 8-seater vehicles on the Pontiac–Buick–GMC dealership network, the midsizeGMC Safarivan, the GMC Envoy, and the Pontiac Montana SV6minivan for the domestic market. As of 2009, the Lambda vehicles have replaced the Buick Rainier, Buick Rendezvous, Buick Terraza, and the GMC Envoy XL and then subsequently the GMC Envoy, Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the Isuzu Ascender. A Denali version of the Acadia debuted for 2011. In 2017, the second generation Acadia was repositioned as a mid-size crossover utility vehicle in order to compete within the growing midsize SUV market against the likes of the Ford Explorer, Edge, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – GMC Acadia
- Price: Starts at $34,498 CAD
- Comparable to: Chevrolet Blazer, Dodge Durango
- Maintenance costs: This vehicle will cost approximately $7,817 to maintain over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
You can view the overall Mid-Size SUV Rankings here and the Luxury Mid-Size SUV Rankings here.
Our Score is determined by taking every data point from every review that we can find, inputting it into our own algorithm and coming up with as unbiased a score as possible.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth the time.
- Kelley Blue Book Review — 3.9 / 5
- Car and Driver Review — 5.5 / 10
- Edmunds Review — 3.5 / 5
- USNews Review — 7.6 / 10
- JD Power Review — 80 / 100
- Motortrend Review — 7.1 / 10
What the critics have to say…
This year’s Acadia offers fewer trim levels (nice knowing you, FWD-only Acadia SL!) but more active safety features and exterior design choices. While it shouldn’t be confused for a serious off-roader, the Acadia is well powered, especially with the available V-6 in the engine compartment. The smaller second-generation Acadia also handles better on paved roads than the first-generation model and provides more grip. The Acadia’s exterior looks the part of an intrepid GMC, and its charming interior is undercut only by some of the cheap materials used throughout the cabin.Motortrend
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
The Acadia feels composed on winding roads, and there’s not too much body lean. It’s also pretty easy to maneuver in crowded parking lots and garages. Ride quality is a decided plus, as most road imperfections get soaked up with ease.USNews
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the GMC Acadia Reliable?
The 2022 GMC Acadia has a predicted reliability score of 76 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
GMC Acadia Warranty
GMC backs the Acadia with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The GMC Acadia interior follows the brand’s ethos of straddling the line between mainstream and luxury. It’s more premium than what you’d find in some more mainstream competitors, but not quite as nice as more expensive SUVs from luxury brands like the Acura MDX.Kelley Blue Book
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
The interior design is pleasing to the eye, and most controls are intuitive and within reach of the driver. A black-and-white gauge cluster with red needles provides information at a glance. Denali models feature a reconfigurable center screen that provides a plethora of additional vehicle information depending on the driver’s settings.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
Every Acadia receives LED headlights, keyless entry and start, and a high-definition rearview camera. Interior niceties include a pushbutton start, 4.2-inch driver information screen in the gauge cluster, active noise cancellation, and three-zone climate control with controls for the second row. The infotainment system includes a six-speaker sound system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.Motortrend
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
With the third row in use, we were only able to fit two carry-on suitcases in the Acadia, but with the second- and third-row seats stowed, we were able to fit 28. The Dodge Durango held four cases behind its third row and 30 with the rear rows of seats folded, so it might be a better choice if you’ll be frequently hauling people and cargo at the same time.Car and DRiver
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
The 2022 GMC Acadia seems appealing at first glance, with its handsome interior, comfortable seats, and smooth ride. But compare it to the rest of the midsize SUV class, and you realize that several competitors provide all of those traits while also featuring more upscale interiors and/or livelier driving dynamics. This is a good SUV, but it finishes low in our class rankings because it isn’t as well-rounded as many rivals.USNews
IS THE GMC Acadia A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the GMC Acadia is a good midsize SUV. It has two capable engine options – a turbo-four and a V6 – a cushioned ride, and two rows of spacious, comfortable seats. It also has an easy-to-use infotainment system and a respectable maximum cargo capacity, and it returns pretty good gas mileage.USNews
SHOULD I BUY THE GMC Acadia?
Though there are plenty of reasons to like this GMC, you should explore other options before you buy one. That’s because many of the Acadia’s positive traits are common in this class, while several rivals have fewer weaknesses. And with a higher-than-average starting price, the Acadia doesn’t represent much of a value play.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
You are almost guaranteed to find a vehicle better suited to you than the GMC Acadia. It isn’t terrible in any way, shape or form, but it also doesn’t match up well to its competitors.