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2021 GMC Acadia

MSRP range: $29,800 - $48,600
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2018 GMC Acadia Features Rundown

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 GMC Acadia, but since the 2021 GMC Acadia is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the GMC Acadia a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Acadia both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Acadia ranges from 12.8 to 41.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a GMC Acadia. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 GMC Acadia?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 GMC Acadia:

  • Elevation Edition debuts with black wheels and exterior trim
  • Wireless functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Minor changes to trim option packages
  • Part of the second Acadia generation introduced for 2017
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Is the GMC Acadia reliable?

To determine whether the GMC Acadia is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Acadia. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Acadia's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 GMC Acadia a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 GMC Acadia is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Acadia is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 GMC Acadia?

The least-expensive 2021 GMC Acadia is the 2021 GMC Acadia SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,800.

Other versions include:

  • SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $29,800
  • SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) which starts at $33,900
  • SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $37,100
  • SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $39,100
  • SLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $41,100
  • AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $41,400
  • Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $46,600
  • Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $48,600
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What are the different models of GMC Acadia?

If you're interested in the GMC Acadia, the next question is, which Acadia model is right for you? Acadia variants include SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A), SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A), SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of Acadia models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC Acadia Overview

The 2021 GMC Acadia is offered in the following submodels: Acadia SUV. Available styles include Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A), SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), SLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A). GMC Acadia models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 310 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 GMC Acadia comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 GMC Acadia comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 GMC Acadia?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 GMC Acadia and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Acadia 3.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Acadia.

Pros

  • Refined ride quality
  • Quick acceleration from optional V6 engine
  • Simple, easy-to-use cabin layout
  • Modern onboard technology keeps you connected

Cons

  • Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even in the priciest trim level
  • Some rival SUVs offer more cargo and third-row space
  • Lackluster base engine

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 GMC Acadia and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Acadia featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 GMC Acadia?

2021 GMC Acadia SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A)

The 2021 GMC Acadia SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,995. The average price paid for a new 2021 GMC Acadia SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) is trending $794 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $794 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,201.

The average savings for the 2021 GMC Acadia SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) is 2.6% below the MSRP.

2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A)

The 2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,095. The average price paid for a new 2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) is trending $934 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $934 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,161.

The average savings for the 2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

2021 GMC Acadia SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2021 GMC Acadia SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,295. The average price paid for a new 2021 GMC Acadia SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $1,092 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,092 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,203.

The average savings for the 2021 GMC Acadia SLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

2021 GMC Acadia AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 GMC Acadia AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,595. The average price paid for a new 2021 GMC Acadia AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $1,141 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,141 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,454.

The average savings for the 2021 GMC Acadia AT4 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

2021 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,795. The average price paid for a new 2021 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $1,284 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,284 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,511.

The average savings for the 2021 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 GMC Acadias are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 GMC Acadia for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 GMC Acadia.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 GMC Acadia?

2021 GMC Acadia Denali 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 MPG compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2021 GMC Acadia SLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
24 MPG compined MPG,
22 city MPG/27 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.5 in.
Length193.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height68.7 in.
Curb Weight4390 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 GMC Acadia?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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