Sometimes the original is better than its successors. The GMC Acadia Limited is a good example of this axiom. To clarify, the GMC Acadia Limited is a continuation of the first-generation Acadia that is currently sold alongside the redesigned second-generation Acadia. Larger than its downsized successor, the GMC Acadia Limited provides significantly more room inside its roomy cabin. Indeed, two adults can sit fairly comfortably in the third row, something that can't be said for the newer Acadia or most any other entry in this segment, for that matter. Notably, the Acadia Limited can carry up to eight passengers, another rare attribute, and provides maximum cargo space that also bests many of its peers.
Yes, the newer version of the Acadia might offer some more cutting-edge features and fresher styling, but for those who want maximum passenger and cargo space, the GMC Acadia Limited is an "oldie but a goodie" that still works well.
Current GMC Acadia Limited
Available with either front- or all-wheel drive, the GMC Acadia Limited comes in a single, loaded trim level. Standard feature highlights include a power liftgate, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, triple-zone automatic climate control and a navigation system.
Under the hood the GMC Acadia Limited has a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 281 horsepower and routes its power to the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Combined city and highway fuel economy estimates stand at about 17-18 mpg, depending on drive configuration.
In reviews, our staff has found the GMC Acadia Limited to be a very family-friendly vehicle. There's plenty of room for all passengers, and accessing the third-row seating area is made easier with second-row seats that slide forward more than those of most rivals. Cargo space is similarly generous. Though the newer generation of the Acadia has an edge in electronic features (such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity), the Limited is no slouch in this area. It offers in-car Wi-Fi, and its infotainment interface is easy to use despite its smaller screen. When you're maneuvering the Acadia Limited in tight spots, there's no denying it's a big vehicle and it feels cumbersome is such situations. Also, though the V6 feels energetic enough in most driving scenarios, it can feel taxed when asked to accelerate quickly from higher speeds when fully loaded. On the open road, however, the Limited shines, with a smooth ride and tranquil cabin.
Read the most recent 2017 GMC Acadia Limited review.
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