Big SUVs have helped the GMC brand to all-time sales highs. But does every SUV it sells have to be so big?
Flashy concepts may never reach production and newly unveiled luxury cars are out of reach for many, but the 2016 Detroit Auto Show featured plenty of budget-friendly debuts. And it’s no snooze-fest–some of the most significant and fascinating reveals in Detroit happened for vehicles carrying prices below about $35,000, which is just a tad above the average price paid for a new car in the US So after you’re done ogling the Lexus LC 500 or reading up on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, take a look at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show’s hot cars on a budget.
After a week of thorough instrumented and subjective testing, our Pickup Truck of the Year award for 2016 went to the handsome GMC Sierra 1500 Denali.
The GMC brand chose the Detroit Auto Show to present the 2017 Acadia.
In Detroit: New look of Lincoln Continental; Acura's bold styling statement; Fisker, Lutz unleash Force 1; Nissan concept takes Titan to the extreme; Smaller GMC Acadia.
The 2017 GMC Acadia was introduced today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Available with 5-, 6- or 7-passenger seating, it goes on sale this spring.
2017 redesign fixes its size anomaly. This is a redesign of GMC’s long-running “mid-size” crossover utility vehicle. That’s “mid-size” in quotes because the Acadia, along with its Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave sister vehicles, has always been half a size too big for that classification. In body length it was closer to the full-size GMC Yukon than to other mainstream mid-sizers.
The 2017 GMC Acadia ditches the last model’s chunky truck-like look for sleeker lines. It’s only about an iPhone-length shorter than the last decade’s GMC Yukon but still loaded with luxury, room for seven and is claiming 28 MPG. With this on the market, the case for a full-sized SUV just got a lot weaker.
The 2017 GMC Acadia slashes a bunch of weight at the expense of some space, losing its eight-passenger abilities and gaining at the pumps.
The new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.