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.
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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 slashes a bunch of weight at the expense of some space, losing its eight-passenger abilities and gaining at the pumps.
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 new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
GMC today took the wraps of the 2017 Acadia, a redesigned midsize crossover offering versatility and more advanced safety technologies. The new Acadia is smaller and more car-like in its handling than the model it replaces. There are more-efficient powertrains and three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new all-terrain model with enhanced off-road capability.
With the GMC Acadia coming off its strongest sales year (96,393 units in 2015) in its nearly decade-long lifetime, the automaker is resizing the full-size, three-row crossover for the 2017 model year as a midsize crossover with an available third-row bench. GMC says the new midsize 2017 GMC Acadia slots between the compact Terrain crossover and full-size Yukon SUV.