Built on GM’s Lambda platform, the GMC Acadia is a 7-seat passenger vehicle; the Denali, the highest trim level, is offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Behind two front bucket seats is a second row with ample room for two adults, as well as a third row bench seat. There is 24.1 cubic square feet of luggage space behind the third row, and on the SLE, SLT and Denali models, a convenient power liftgate opens up to this storage area. The interior is still a bland gray, but other great features include heated leather front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and my favorite feature, a head-up display that unobtrusively projects the speed as well as your SiriusXM Satellite Radio station onto the windshield in front of the driver. Modern electronic conveniences are Blutooth phone connectivity, a USB port, OnStar Turn-by-turn navigation system, a second row console, third row entertainment system, and a three-prong household outlet. Despite the interior luxury and modern electronics, the Acadia has practical applications and is capable of towing up to 5,200 pounds.
ALG awarded the GMC Acadia the 2012 Residual Value Award at the 2011 LA Auto Show, which means that after three years of ownership, the vehicle retains the highest percentage of re-sell value over its competition, which includes the Ford Explorer.
The base model 2012 GMC Acadia starts at $32,605, and the Acadia Denali price starts at $43,880.
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