Researched this vehicle a lot before test driving. Loved the test drive. Size, interior and performance are right for me. It's only been two weeks but no complaints so far. Hoping for better than expected fuel efficiency.
I bought my Acadia as much for the active safety features as anything. The Technology Package adds valuable accident prevention features. My bonus is that it's comfortable to drive and ride in and large enough for four adults without being gigantic. The only service it's required is a routine oil change.
My wife found the new Acadia while I was buying my Canyon. She loved the new down size as she had a Terrain and never likes the larger Acadia size. The Denali we found was on a very good rebate and made for a super buy. We got everything on it. One item many dealers do not have on most Denali models is the electronic tuned handling suspension. We almost did not get it till we drove one and it was well worth the money. It turns sport mode into a SSEI like touring sedan handling with a better ride. As for the third row and storage criticism it is not an issue for us as we folded the third row when we bought it and never used it since. The space is more than our Terrain was and suits us fine. The only issue is the latch on the sun roof cover in front. It is plastic and breaks even not using it. I made my own catch in Aluminum. We are please and would not hesitate again to buy one.
I've owned numerous new cars in my life, across a span of automakers. I've owned Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, VW and GMC. I have never--and I repeat NEVER--owned such a pronounced example of garbage workmanship. This vehicle's fit and finish are so inadequate that I will never again purchase another product made by General Motors. Unless you're paying $10,000 for a brand new one, you're better buying anything else. My complaint? The vehicle seemed great upon test driving. Now that I've owned the vehicle for six months and it has 5,000 miles on it, it is literally sounding like it is falling apart. The windows/doors on this vehicle are designed so poorly that the front windows, in particular, CREAK and GROAN LOUDLY around every turn. I kid you not--turn at 15 miles per hour on smooth pavement and both front windows will groan louder than the radio for the entire turn. Any bumps? You'll think you're in a 1976 truck with 475,000 miles. When I pull up my driveway, which is uphill, I mean the sound is incredulous. You wouldn't believe it unless you rode in my "professional grade" piece of trash. It honestly sounds like a mechanical arm is in the process of ripping off the closed, locked door. Prior to this I owned a newer model Durango and while not perfect, the fit and finish were so far outside of this vehicle's wheelhouse that you'd think the Dodge was handcrafted by Ferrari. I typically keep vehicles 3 years, as I'm then in an equity position and don't like driving a vehicle that is aging. I can't even fathom keeping this rolling pile of garbage to the one year mark. The structure rigidity and frame integrity would be bested by a ten year old convertible. Please spare yourself the regret and financial loss incurred by purchasing something of this poor quality. I would have been better off burning the nearly 40Gs in Vegas on nothing.
Family of five on vacation. Seems to be lacking in shocks. If we hit the smallest bump in the road it bounced like Tigger and the second and third row occupants could feel it, especially. Third row seating is fine if you have nothing but people to haul but forget putting luggage inside. If you own this as a family and plan to go on a road trip, also plan to put a luggage holder on top of the vehicle or you won't get enough space to haul your things. If it weren't for the bouncing it might be an alright vehicle for around home, but not road trips. I can't believe this was offered as a rental as most rental agencies know families with more than 2 bags often rent vehicles. And it starts at just under $30000.00??? With the features offered, lack of space and performance, I came on here expecting to see a starting price more in the $18000.00 to $22000.00 range.