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2013 GMC Acadia SUV

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Glove compartment light
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By Gerald Roy Longbottom
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2013 GMC Acadia SUV SLE-2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Is it even possible that in 2013 a vehicle can come with no light in the glove compartment. Could this be a factory omission or cost-cutting. I need a flashlight at night or I must to exercise my sense of touch!


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Worst "Denali" ever
8 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By drakers
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2013 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I have purchased more than my share of vehicles from GMC, Pontiac, Jaguar, BMW, and Cadillac. I have determined that there are two automobiles that I have purchased new and wish I never did. One was a 2007 Jaguar XK (it was a new model of their high performance car) and the other is this Acadia “Denali”The first thing to break on the Acadia was the cheap or improper installation of the rubber pad on the foot actuated emergency brake. Then the Roof leaked due to improper installation...little things either break off or were improperly installed. Terrible QC at factory. Sluggish motor that cuts out frequently.


Favorite Features

Remote start, great 3rd seats, good technology package.


Suggested Improvements

Need proximity fob detection, Re-engineer this car and take off the plastic "Bling". Get some turbo in the engine and make sure you QC check these vehicles prior to shipping them.


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We love our 2013 Acadia Denali!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By neohiomom
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2013 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought our AWD Acadia Denali in February, cashing in our GM rewards and trading in our 2010 Acura MDX. In 2010, we decided to trade our 2003 Acura MDX. We looked at our recent MDX and the Acadia, which we loved the looks of. Unfortunately, the cheap plastic interior was a deal breaker for us. We loved both MDX's, but the 3rd row was a joke and it didn't have enough cargo room for our family trips. We were thrilled to see the Acadia Denali redesigned for 2013! The interior is now on par with the MDX and while it's not quite as nimble or quick, it's still a lot of fun to drive. My husband and I both love this vehicle and so do the kids! It's a real eye catcher in the White Diamond, too!


Favorite Features

I love the air-cooled seats, the color touch screen, and the voice activation. It has tons of cargo room, a third row that adults can actually use, and the 2nd row captain's chairs are great! The Remote Start is awesome, too! We just returned from a 1400 mile round trip. On each end, we arrived after 13 hours of driving in good shape. We weren't road weary like we were after trips half the distance in the MDX. The Denali was very comfortable with lumbar in both seats and articulated headrests....FINALLY! It was quiet and so were the kids, thanks to the rear DVD, which is easy to use once you turn it on, which unfortunately requires manual release of the screen and use of the remote control.


Suggested Improvements

Deeper pockets in the door panels for umbrellas and storage. Update the engine for better gas mileage and performance. Add Keyless entry and Collision Avoidance. Give the option of a lower chime volume in feature settings. It's so LOUD even on normal! I would like the "Favorites" buttons on the Touch Screen to change with the radio source selection, without having to go through a menu to access them. The power for the rear DVD screen should automatically turn on and lower the screen when a DVD is inserted and not require use of the remote control and contortion of the driver or passenger so that it aims for the infrared sensor located in the roof behind the driver. Seriously? Come on GM!


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Sunroof leaks
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By bh1008
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2013 GMC Acadia SUV SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Only had our Acadia for 3 months rained all day one day while at work, on the way home water was leaking through one of the lights over the third row seats. It has been in the shop for a week now and STILL not fixed, spoke with the service manager today, and he is not sure when it will be ready. I read reviews from past model years that had some leaking problems, and apparently GMC has not fixed them yet.


Suggested Improvements

fix the skylights so they wont leak!


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Refresh Done Well
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By ocbp29
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2013 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We previously drove a Buick Enclave for 5 years, so we knew what to expect with the Lambda platform which is shared between the Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. The refresh has given this CUV what we consider a more truck like presence which appeals to both the male and female driver in our family. Fit and finish is what one would expect from GM with improvements made to the transmission in the Acadia (no more searching for gears up hills), less flashy wheel offerings and, better integrated telematics (bluetooth, nav, DVD). Overall one of the best values for the content and quality that GM now offers in this segment.


Favorite Features

The look of the GMC with refreshed front and year. LED headlamps are striking and similar to CUV's costing much more. The Denali trim is much improved with panels being better integrated with the body, less chrome and better options for 20" wheels with machined alloys that support the GMC brand as advertised. Interior fit and finish with stitched dash and wood trim detail make for pleasing trips to the mall or a trip to the beach. The Acadia is large and can accommodate a large amount of gear.


Suggested Improvements

We traded back a 6 month old Durango Citadel to go back to a GM 7/8 passenger CUV (Buick to GMC). Overall the GMC Acadia is light years better with fit and finish and luxury touches, though there are a handful of items that the Acadia lacks for $50k+ that should be corrected sooner than later. A digital speedometer and gauge is expected at this price point (appears to be limited to existing gauge cluster). So is keyless ignition and collision avoidance at least as an option. The other notable difference is realizing how good the Dodge's Mercedes based drivetrain is compared to the aging Lambda platform. The Acadia is heavy and took a little getting used to after coming out of the Dodge.


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