Used 2012 GMC Acadia

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2012 GMC Acadia

2012 Highlights

Other than receiving some minor feature changes, the GMC Acadia carries over unchanged for 2012.


  • Compliant ride
  • seating for up to eight passengers
  • adult-friendly third-row seat
  • massive cargo area
  • top safety scores.


  • Large size hampers maneuverability
  • some minor interior annoyances
  • compromised rear visibility.

Used 2012 GMC Acadia for Sale

GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Medium Brown Metallic Ebony leather93,683 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSLT-2
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Crystal Red Tintcoat Cashmere leather120,526 miles
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Carbon Black Metallic Ebony leather87,771 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSLT-1
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Gold Mist Metallic Ebony premium cloth55,712 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSL
Est.Loan: $291/mo
King Mitsubishi
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This 2012 GMC Acadia SL is offered to you for sale by King Mitsubishi Buick GMC. Treat yourself to an SUV that surrounds you with all the comfort and conveniences of a luxury sedan. More information about the 2012 GMC Acadia: Style meets practicality with the GMC Acadia, which is closely related to the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse. At 205 inches long, the Acadia is larger than many crossover rivals, like the Ford Edge or Toyota Highlander. The 2012 GMC Acadia has a smooth eye-catching exterior, highlighted by the big twin-port, chrome-rimmed front grille and projector-beam headlights -- a look intended to fit into the new corporate look of GM. The Acadia is once again a Top Safety Pick from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and it once again receives ?excellent' ratings in federal government crash tests. MSRP starts at just under $33,000. Mileage performance is 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the front-wheel drivetrain and 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway in all-wheel drive form. This model sets itself apart with fuel efficiency, A multi-passenger vehicle with soft, car-like styling, top safety ratings, comfortable ride, and roomy interior

73,736 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaDenali
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White Diamond Tricoat Cashmere leather89,955 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaDenali
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Carbon Black Metallic Ebony leather32,588 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaDenali
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Gold Mist Metallic Ebony leather33,658 miles
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Summit White Ebony premium cloth94,429 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSL
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White Diamond Tricoat Ebony leather89,689 miles
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Carbon Black Metallic Ebony leather103,313 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaDenali
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White Diamond Tricoat Cashmere leather66,065 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSLT-1
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Capitol Buick GMC
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Used 2012GMC AcadiaSL
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Summit White Ebony leather90,604 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaDenali
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Crystal Red Tintcoat Ebony premium cloth54,344 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSLE
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3rd Row Seat,CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT,SEATS; HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,AUDIO SYSTEM; AM/FM STEREO WITH MP3 COMPATIBLE CD PLAYER,EBONY; SEAT TRIM; PREMIUM CLOTH,ENGINE; 3.6L SIDI V6,RECLINING FRONT BUCKETS,SEATING; 7-PASSENGER (2-2-3 SEATING CONFIGURATION),SLE-1 PREFERRD EQUIPMENT GROUP,TRANSMISSION; 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC; ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. CARFAX BUYBACK GUARANTEE** AUTONATION CERTIFIED WITH 125 POINT INSPECTION** B TOOTH** ON STAR** BACK UP SENSORS AND CAMERA ** HEATED SEATS** KEYLESS START** !! QUALITY** RELIABILITY** SAFETY** AWARD WINNER** GM'S BEST !! *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Summit White Ebony leather128,288 miles
Used 2012GMC AcadiaSLT-1
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Like almost identical models from Buick and Chevy, the three-row 2012 GMC Acadia offers a winning combination of comfort, features, cargo space and performance in a utility-style package.

vehicle overview

The family hauler has changed a lot over the years, with wagons making way for minivans and then truck-based SUVs. Today, crossovers have combined the attributes of minivans and SUVs and then adopted the visual cues of the wagon. One of the best of these modern family haulers is the 2012 GMC Acadia, a large crossover that boasts a refined ride and an enormous cabin that can fit up to eight adults.

The Acadia's carlike unibody architecture means it's lighter and more space-efficient than heavier, trucklike SUVs like the GMC Yukon. As such, the Acadia offers more passenger and cargo space than its GMC stable mate, along with a more pleasant driving experience, better maneuverability, higher fuel economy and more secure handling. The Acadia is roomier than other competing large crossovers as well.

It's important to note that the 2012 GMC Acadia is one of three GM vehicles with this body style and a 288-horsepower V6. The Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse differ in styling, interior design, some feature availability and the quality of some cabin materials, reinforcing Buick's luxury identity and Chevrolet's plain-spoken utility, while the GMC promotes its truck heritage. Mechanically, these vehicles are essentially identical. When it comes to picking one, the decision really comes down to style, price and which dealer treats you best.

Still, you'd be wise to check out the more athletic Mazda CX-9 or our top choice, the well-rounded Ford Flex. The Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango don't offer quite as much interior space as any of the above models, but each is certainly desirable in its own right. All these choices may make your search for a family hauler a little tougher, but with crossovers like the GMC Acadia around, at least it's hard to go wrong.

trim levels & features

The 2012 GMC Acadia is a large crossover SUV offered in five trims: base SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali. An eight-passenger seating configuration with the second-row bench seat is standard on the base SL and optional on the rest, which get a standard seven-passenger configuration with second-row captain's chairs.

The Acadia SL comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, privacy glass, keyless entry, cruise control, rear air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar emergency telematics and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Preferred package adds remote ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and Bluetooth.

The Acadia SLE gets the Preferred package standard, plus a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver seat, a two-way power passenger seat (manual recline), an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rearview camera.

The SLT-1 adds 19-inch wheels, upgraded steering, heated mirrors with turn signal repeaters and integrated blind-spot mirrors, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery in the first and second rows (third row vinyl), heated front seats, an enhanced trip computer, rear seat audio controls and a 10-speaker Bose sound system with an iPod/USB audio interface. The SLT-2 includes power-folding mirrors, driver memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat and access to additional options. These include ventilated front seats and the Technology package, which adds xenon headlights, a head-up display and cargo area audio controls.

The Denali includes all of the SLT-2's optional items, plus unique styling flourishes inside and out, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, increased sound deadening, a wood-trim steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof.

That sunroof is optional on all other Acadias except the base SL. The same goes for the rear-seat entertainment system, which includes a Bose surround-sound audio system. The SLT trims and the Denali can also be equipped with a navigation system, which includes real-time traffic and a touchscreen interface.

performance & mpg

Every 2012 GMC Acadia is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 288 hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

In Edmunds performance testing of a mechanically identical front-wheel-drive Chevy Traverse, it took 8.2 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph. According to EPA estimates, a front-drive Acadia will return 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. Opting for all-wheel drive drops this to 16/23/19.


Antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for all three rows are all standard on the 2012 GMC Acadia. Also standard is one year of GM's OnStar service, including turn-by-turn navigation and hands-free phone connectivity.

In Edmunds brake testing, an Acadia with 18-inch wheels and tires came to a stop in 135 feet. The Ford Flex and Mazda CX-9 perform better. Opting for 20-inch wheels and tires brings the Acadia closer to those competitors with a 130-foot stop.

In government crash tests, the Acadia earned a top five-star rating for overall performance, with four out of five stars being given for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection.

The Acadia also aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, where it earned the highest rating of "Good" in both the frontal-offset and side-impact tests.


Like the other large crossovers from General Motors, the 2012 GMC Acadia delivers a nice balance between secure handling and a comfortable ride. Even so, you're always reminded that this is a large, heavy vehicle (it weighs nearly 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive), and it feels a little more cumbersome than other large crossovers on the market. Still, compared to the truck-based GMC Yukon, the Acadia is a much nicer and easier vehicle to drive. We have no complaints about the 288-hp V6, as it provides willing acceleration in almost all situations and achieves pretty good fuel economy.


Inside the spacious cabin, the 2012 Acadia has an attractive layout, with a two-tone color scheme highlighted by accents of chrome trim (the Denali also includes wood-grain accents). Unfortunately, this trim is prone to reflect the sun into the eyes of the driver and front-seat passenger. Two other downsides include small and indistinct buttons for the audio and climate controls, and outward visibility that's more compromised than that of other competing vehicles. But in general, build quality is strong and the materials used in the Acadia are a bit better than those in its Chevy Traverse sibling.

Depending on the configuration chosen, the Acadia seats either seven passengers (with second-row captain's chairs) or eight passengers (with a split-folding second-row bench seat) in three rows. The first- and second-row seats are quite comfortable and supportive, and the split-folding third-row seat -- which is often a kids-only zone in traditional SUVs -- can accommodate adults in reasonable comfort.

Maximum cargo capacity is enormous at 117 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded down. Even with all three rows of seating in use, there are a useful 24 cubic feet of luggage space. In total, the Acadia is a far more practical vehicle for people and cargo than the bigger GMC Yukon.

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Features & Specs

SLE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SLT-2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)SL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm288 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Drove them all...
I looked at everything & mean everything! It came down to the Dodge Durango, Jeep GC, Toyota 4Runner & Acadia. I rented a Durango and Jeep for a couple of days. Both of them had driving positions that didnt allow me to read the gauges because the steering wheel blocked it. In the Jeep, the A Pillar is way to wide & the roof line to low to be comfortable. With the rear seats down, the Durangos load floor was so high that my dog was breathing down my neck and could be pitched out the side window. The 4runner was nice, but the rear air vents were blocked when rear seat was folded flat, the passenger seat sits very high and is not adjustable plus no sunroof delete available in my state(Im 6'3").
Pleased that GM Has Come Back Strong...
When I was a kid we had Packards ( Ask the man who owns one ) ...after that we drove Chevys & Cadillacs. In the 80's we switched to German iron since all the US auto makers fell flat on quality. My 2012 Acadia has revised my opinion of American quality. A very sophisticated work of engineering...very much on a par with the German product, as well as the Japanese...and at a more realistic purchase price ...and very much more reasonable service charges. The Acadia handles very precisely for such a large outfit. Mixed driving 20. 8 mpg. on the AWD version. I am very impressed.
2012 Acadia SLT-2 AWD (Love it!)
Pretty much every option besides the rear DVD system. Been driving this vehicle for just over 2 years. I'll have to say, it's the best riding vehicle that I've ever owned. Haven't had any mechanical issues with the vehicle, and I'm over 38,000 miles. There have been a couple minor recalls, but nothing that would prevent me from giving it a great review. Power is pretty good. The only thing I don't like is the gas mileage. It gets what it's suppose to, so I can't complain too much. And this thing weights over 6,000 lbs. Smooth ride, great interior, and no mechanical defects. Who could ask for anything more. Update: Still driving this awesome vehicle. Just hit 90,000 miles and still not one problem with the vehicle. I keep up on all normal maintenance. Still has the original brakes. Besides fluids and tires I haven't done a thing to the vehicle.
Used 2012 GMC Acadia Overview

The Used 2012 GMC Acadia is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SLE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SLT-2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and SL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 GMC Acadia?

Save up to $304 on one of 55 Used 2012 GMC Acadia for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,999 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 GMC Acadia trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SLT-1 is priced between $9,999 and $19,998 with odometer readings between 0 and 128288 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia Denali is priced between $14,375 and $25,995 with odometer readings between 0 and 103313 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SLE is priced between $11,949 and $15,994 with odometer readings between 0 and 105834 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SL is priced between $11,894 and $15,991 with odometer readings between 55712 and 94429 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SLT-2 is priced between $14,271 and $14,271 with odometer readings between 93683 and 93683 miles.

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