Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV

2012 GMC Acadia
List price range
$8,990 - $19,431

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV for Sale

GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
65,129 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-2
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
93,683 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-2
List$13,835
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2012 GMC ACADIA AWD with powerful 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm 270 engine and driven only 93683 miles! ** ALL WHEEL DRIVE ** LEATHER SEATS ** 3RD ROW SEATING ** BACK UP CAMERA ** REAR PARKING AID ** BLUETOOTH CONNECTION ** HEATED SEATS ** NAVIGATION ** PREMIUM STEREO ** SATELLITE RADIO ** Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-445-2277All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection - Buy with confidence. No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM. - TRADE-IN WELCOME!!! - Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week - Monday thru Saturday ?9am-8pm , Sunday 11am-4pm, and any other time convenient for you - by appointment.
GMC Acadia 2012 SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
90,855 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLE
List$14,500
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
70,150 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-2
List$16,982
Est.Loan: $309/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
88,644 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
Denali
List$19,000
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Preferred Equipment Group 5SA,3.16 Axle Ratio,20%2522 Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels,20%2522 6 Double-Spoke Chrome Wheels,Reclining Bucket Seats,Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces Seat Trim,Ride & Handling Suspension,AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player/MP3 Playback,AM/FM Stereo w/Rear Seat Entertainment & Navigation,Rear Seat Entertainment System,Cargo Convenience Package,Dual SkyScape 2-Panel Power Sunroof,Technology Package,Front License Plate Bracket,Black Roof Rack Cross Bars,Trailering Equipment,2-Position Memory For Driver's Seat Adjuster,4-Way Power Passenger Seat,7-Passenger Seating %282-2-3 Seating Configuration%29,8-Way Power Driver Seat,Power Windows w/Driver Express-Up & -Down,Denali Specific Body-Color Rocker Molding,Front & Rear Body-Color Wheel Flares,Body-Color Moldings w/Chrome Insert,Denali Specific Illuminated Sill Plate,Premium Carpeted Front 2nd & 3rd Row Floor Mats,Denali Specific Acoustic Insulation Package,Remote Vehicle Start,Cargo Area Shade Cover,Cargo Net,Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control,Digital Compass Display,Inside Rear-View Auto-Dimming Mirror,Heated Power-Adjustable Outside Mirrors,Integral Spotter Blind-Zone Mirrors,Heated & Cooled Front Seats,115-Volt 3-Prong Household-Style Power Outlet,Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel w/Wood Trim,Denali Specific Double Dual Exhaust w/Chrome Tips,Variable Effort Power Steering,Rear Cargo Area Audio System Controls,Power Rear Liftgate Body,High-Intenstity Discharge Projector Low Beam Headlamps,SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio,NavTraffic,Rear Park Assist,Universal Home Remote,5-Gauge Instrumentation,Rear Audio System Controls,BluetoothAr For Phone,Bose Premium 10-Speaker Audio System,Bose Advanced 10-Speaker Audio System,USB Port-Receptacle,Head-Up Display,Rear Vision Camera,Heavy-Duty Cooling System,Denali Specific Front & Rear Body-Color Fascias,Trailer Hitch,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Leather Shift Knob,Spoiler,Tachometer,Voltmeter,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Automatic temperature control,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power moonroof,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear audio controls,Rear reading lights,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Roof rack%3A rails only,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Ventilated front seats,Front beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Heads-Up Display,High-Intensity Discharge Headlights,Compass,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM
GMC Acadia 2012 SLE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
68,464 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLE
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$15,998
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
76,991 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$16,791
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
101,803 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$14,795
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
GMC Acadia 2012 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
97,817 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
Denali
List$18,375
Est.Loan: $335/mo
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Dealer Notes
Preferred Equipment Group 5SA,3.16 Axle Ratio,20%2522 Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels,Reclining Bucket Seats,Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces Seat Trim,Ride & Handling Suspension,AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player/MP3 Playback,AM/FM Stereo w/Rear Seat Entertainment & Navigation,Rear Seat Entertainment System,Dual SkyScape 2-Panel Power Sunroof,Technology Package,Front License Plate Bracket,Trailering Equipment,2-Position Memory For Driver's Seat Adjuster,4-Way Power Passenger Seat,7-Passenger Seating %282-2-3 Seating Configuration%29,8-Way Power Driver Seat,Power Windows w/Driver Express-Up & -Down,Denali Specific Body-Color Rocker Molding,Front & Rear Body-Color Wheel Flares,Body-Color Moldings w/Chrome Insert,Denali Specific Illuminated Sill Plate,Premium Carpeted Front 2nd & 3rd Row Floor Mats,Denali Specific Acoustic Insulation Package,Remote Vehicle Start,Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control,Digital Compass Display,Inside Rear-View Auto-Dimming Mirror,Heated Power-Adjustable Outside Mirrors,Integral Spotter Blind-Zone Mirrors,Heated & Cooled Front Seats,115-Volt 3-Prong Household-Style Power Outlet,Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel w/Wood Trim,Denali Specific Double Dual Exhaust w/Chrome Tips,Variable Effort Power Steering,Rear Cargo Area Audio System Controls,Power Rear Liftgate Body,High-Intenstity Discharge Projector Low Beam Headlamps,SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio,NavTraffic,Rear Park Assist,Universal Home Remote,5-Gauge Instrumentation,Rear Audio System Controls,BluetoothAr For Phone,Bose Premium 10-Speaker Audio System,Bose Advanced 10-Speaker Audio System,USB Port-Receptacle,Head-Up Display,Rear Vision Camera,Heavy-Duty Cooling System,Denali Specific Front & Rear Body-Color Fascias,Trailer Hitch,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Leather Shift Knob,Spoiler,Tachometer,Voltmeter,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Automatic temperature control,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power moonroof,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear audio controls,Rear reading lights,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Roof rack%3A rails only,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Ventilated front seats,Front beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Heads-Up Display,High-Intensity Discharge Headlights,Compass,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM
GMC Acadia 2012 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
85,337 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
Denali
List$17,581
Est.Loan: $320/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
128,865 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
141,178 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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Dealer Notes
Valentine Motor Company has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2012 GMC Acadia. CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. In their original incarnation, SUVs were chiefly owned by folks who valued utility above sport. Not anymore%2521 The GMC Acadia SLT1 redefines the SUV and makes the perfect all around family companion. Outstanding craftsmanship and artisanal refinements abound with this GMC Acadia SLT1. Enhanced performance, a refined interior and exceptional fuel economy are just a few of the things you&%252339;ll enjoy about this all-wheel drive vehicle. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the GMC Acadia Looking for a GMC Acadia that is in great condition inside and out%3F Take a look at this beauty. Let&%252339;s be honest, not everyone wants to set a course blindly into the dark. For those of us that don&%252339;t, there are vehicles like this with stellar navigation systems. More information about the 2012 GMC Acadia%3A 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 %3Fexcellent&%252339; ratings in federal government crash tests. MSRP starts at just under %252433,000. 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. Strengths of this model include fuel efficiency, A multi-passenger vehicle with soft, car-like styling, top safety ratings,
GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
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Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
Red Tag Center
34.9 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
71,292 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLE
(17)
Hagerstown Kia
40.1 mi away
List$16,499
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Dealer Notes
AWD, ebony Cloth. Recent Arrival! 2012 GMC Acadia SLE 4D Sport Utility 3.6L V6 SIDI AWD Quicksilver MetallicThis is just one of many premium used cars offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. Check out our new and used car selection at hagerstownhonda.com and hagerstownkia.com or contact us directly at 800-800-4727 . TO RECEIVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!
GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
121,317 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$13,000
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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GMC Acadia 2012 Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
75,356 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
Denali
(3)
Waldorf Honda
41.8 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CARFAX One-Owner. Acadia Denali, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 SIDI, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive, FWD, White Diamond Clearcoat, cashmere Cloth, **ONE OWNER**, **CLEAN CAR FAX**, **BLUE TOOTH ENABLED**, **NAVIGATION**, **LEATHER**, **BACK-UP CAMERA**, **MOON ROOF, **MD STATE INSPECTED**, **REAR ENTERTAINMENT**. Clean CARFAX. Recent Arrival! 2012 GMC Acadia Denali White Diamond Clearcoat FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 3.6L V6 SIDI Awards: * ALG Best Residual Value * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick *** CALL US AT***1-301-843-8700 OR VISIT US ON THE WEB AT*** WWW. Visit us on the web at www.waldorfhonda.com.
GMC Acadia 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
104,925 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
SLT-1
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Notes
GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
GMC Acadia 2012 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
85,676 miles
Used 2012
GMC Acadia
Denali
Tate Used Cars
47.3 mi away
List$19,431
Est.Loan: $354/mo
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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.

safety

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.

driving

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.

interior

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 GMC Acadia.

Drove them all...
peterfletcher, 5/3/2012
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...
riogp, 12/30/2012
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!)
grandprixman, 12/20/2014
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.
Many great features, just one that's worrying me
megant, 9/30/2012
We purchased out Acadia in June of this year. I'd had a Honda Pilot for 5 years, and while I really liked it, I wanted bucket seats in the second row and third row seating that was more easily accessible and was comfortable for adults-basically a minivan interior for seating without looking like a "mom-mobile" on the outside. The Acadia met these goals very nicely. We've put a lot of miles on it with our 9 year old son and it's been a very comfy ride. It's a beautiful vehicle, but the engine worries me. It can really hesitate when speeding up from a dead stop or slow speed-scary. It also isn't nearly as smooth in acceleration as my Honda was-a bit sluggish. A+ on everything but the engine-C.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
288 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
288 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
288 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
288 hp @ 6300 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 GMC Acadia
Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV Overview

The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV is offered in the following styles: 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).

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Save up to $695 on one of 32 Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,990 as of08/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV SLT-1 is priced between $9,999 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 0 and141178 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV Denali is priced between $17,581 and$19,431 with odometer readings between 67722 and97817 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV SLE is priced between $14,495 and$16,499 with odometer readings between 56674 and107261 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV SLT-2 is priced between $11,785 and$18,998 with odometer readings between 65129 and152385 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Acadia SUV SL is priced between $8,990 and$13,488 with odometer readings between 91841 and118386 miles.

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