2012 Chicago Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The big GMC Acadia people mover gets its first major overhaul since it was introduced in model year 2007.
- The 2013 Acadia is debuting this week at the Chicago auto show and goes on sale in late 2012.
- The 288-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 is carried over, while the six-speed automatic transmission has been upgraded.
CHICAGO — The big GMC Acadia people mover gets its first major overhaul since it was introduced in model year 2007. The 2013 Acadia is debuting this week at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show and goes on sale later this year.
The 2013 Acadia gets new sheet metal, including a revised front fascia and wraparound rear glass, as well as new 18- and 19-inch wheels. The Acadia will be available again in both front- and all-wheel-drive variants, as well as seven- and eight-passenger configurations.
One of the most intriguing features on the 2013 Acadia is the industry's first front center airbag. GMC will also offer Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems, as well as a standard rear-vision camera.
The Acadia's familiar 3.6-liter V6, which makes 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a revised Hydra-matic six-speed automatic transmission.
The interior of the Acadia has been upgraded as well, with soft-touch materials, red ambient light and new features. Acadia SLT models add aluminum accents on the doors, instrument panel and center console.
Edmunds.com says: Six years is a long time between face-lifts, even by Detroit standards.