When a vehicle is redesigned, there’s a good chance it’s going to get bigger. But when it came time to update its popular GMC Acadia, General Motors went the other direction by trimming the overall length and dropping over 700 pounds from the curb weight. In our opinion, it was a good move.
During our test drive of the latest Acadia, we didn’t miss the extra sheet metal, and found the cabin to be well appointed, with lots of features sure to keep passengers of this six-seat people mover happy on the road. Our SLT model had leather seats, second-row climate control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and a fantastic Bose stereo system to facilitate road-trip singalongs.
Our test model was fitted with GM’s 3.6-liter V-6, which is good for 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. That means the jump to 60 mph is accomplished in 6.7 seconds, which is quicker than many vehicles in its class, like the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Highlander. Overall, we had no complaints about the amount of power on tap, and can’t imagine any of the target demographic will either.
Check out our video for all the details on the 2018 GMC Acadia, and if you like what you see, head to your AutoNation GMC dealer to arrange a test drive!