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Good choice for 3 row family car
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By Minhong Yu
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2017 GMC Acadia SUV SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Nice interior space. Performance, acceleration and technology are good for this new generation of Acadia.


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Product Choices
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Marshall
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2017 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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2017 Acadia (including Denali trim) is not available with directional signal lights in the exterior mirrors--nearly all other vehicles offer that. Limited color choice in Denali trim, most are extra cost. Six-speed automatic when industry trend is to eight and nine speeds. Front seats could use a thigh extender, a feature found on the Toyota Highlander. Premium radio only comes with eight speakers--competition offers more. Many folks still have their CDs; why not offer an optional CD player, as some competitors do?


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The Big Terrain is a great family vehicle
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By John L
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2017 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We traded our 2013 Acadia Denali AWD for the 2017 comparably equipped. The first thing you notice is the cargo area is (somewhat meaningfully) smaller and the exterior looks a lot like the old Envoy (we viewed it as a downgrade vs the previous mode Acadias). From the exterior it looks like a super sized Terrain but is much roomier inside. While the cargo space was a hangup they did a great job preserving very comfortable passenger space in the first and second rows. The 3rd row is now 2 seats and tight but it was tight before and nobody would try to seat 3 people of any size back there anyway. There is a huge difference in the feel of driving this. It now handles like a crossover and not a truck. I think the transmission is smoother, it all feels much lighter and it's still very comfortable on highway. The infotainment system is a revolution from the previous (and awful) GMC system. Apple CarPlay is intuitive, reliable and simple. Great interface, especially for navigation. Safety features are also a plus. The backup sensors vibrate the driver's seat if you're getting too close going either forward or backward and the forward parking camera is a good addition to the rear camera and cross-traffic sensors. There is also a red indicator on the windshield and seat vibration if someone brakes in front of you (or 2 cars in front) while at speed which is effective but subtle. While we miss the cargo room, let's be honest: at least in suburbia this vehicle is a kid-hauler and not a large cargo transport and you won't miss the extra cargo space 95% of the time. We do miss the heads up display (HUD) that was eliminated in the 2017. All in all we've been very happy with the redesign and love this car.


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Acadia from a Yukon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Scott VanDerhei
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2017 GMC Acadia SUV SLT-2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I knew this car was noisy but didn't realize how noisy until I rode in a low end Subaru that my niece owns. When starting out it whines, my wife says it sounds like I am pulling a cats tail. The highway noise is unbelivable, you might as well have the windows open, in fact at times it howls like there is a window open. The ride is not as good as my 2011 Yukon which was not great, but was a great vehicle. The auto has 4100 miles on it and I am ready to sell it.


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Could like the car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By R.W.
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2017 GMC Acadia SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Coming from a 2007 Envoy, the front seats come up short on the 2017 Acadia. The Envoy had very comfortable front row seats for all day driving. The front row seat bottom on the new Acadia is much shorter and only comes mid thigh. It would be very uncomfortable for all day driving. Only other negative complaint I have about the new Acadia, is that in order to have the bodyside molding's painted to match the vehicle you have to upgrade to a Denali. That's a lot of extra money for a nice paint job. The car handles nicely and the 3.6 L has power to spare.


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