2017 Gmc Acadia Review
GMC introduced the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.The new GMC Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models.
The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.”GMC is a strong, growing premium brand and the Acadia is a cornerstone of our success story,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.
“The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability.”The new GMC Acadia goes on sale in spring 2016, almost a decade after its original introduction, and coming off of its strongest sales year ever in 2015 with 96,393 deliveries.”Typically, a vehicle’s sales can be illustrated on a bell curve during its lifecycle, but the Acadia’s success has defied convention with impressive sustainability,” said Aldred
The AWD disconnect mode effectively disconnects the rear axle from the drive system to save fuel. On-demand AWD capability can be reapplied on the go by switching the drive mode selector to 4×4 mode.
Additional chassis and driving dynamics features include:
MacPherson strut front suspension
Five-link rear suspension
Rack-mounted electric power steering system
Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
Electronic park brake
Available electronically controlled continuous damping system.
The new All Terrain model matches distinctive design elements with enhanced off-road-driving ability.
At the heart of the GMC Acadia All Terrain’s capability is an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch, which optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. And while it is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, it also provides enhanced stability in dry conditions.
It also has a specific All Terrain mode in place of the Off Road mode on the drive mode selector, which works with the model’s exclusive AWD system to offer enhanced hill-climb capability.
All Terrain models are distinguished from the rest of the GMC Acadia lineup with a body-color grille surround, black chrome trim and unique wheels. Inside is exclusive five-passenger seating, dynamic All Terrain interior accents and covered storage bins in the rear cargo floor in place of a third-row seat.