2013 GMC Acadia Consumer Review: We love our 2013 Acadia Denali

2013 GMC Acadia - Consumer Review

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Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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We love our 2013 Acadia Denali!
By neohiomom on


2013 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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!

Best 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.

Worst Features

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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By massie
on 11/25/14 21:02 PM (PST)

Wait until it's accumulated about 60,000 miles and watch it start to fall apart.

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