The 2013 GMC Acadia AWD is all-new from top to bottom. It has what compact customers are looking for: value, safety, economy and connectivity. Let’s take a closer look.

Model — 2013 GMC Acadia AWD
MPG — 17 city / 24 hwy.
Engine — 3.6L V6 – 288hp
Seating: 7 passengers
Built in: Lansing, Michigan
Price — start at $34,050 – $47,945

The 2013 GMC Acadia AWD comes in three trims: SLE, SLT and Denali. A V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard across the lineup. All trims are available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The base Acadia comes equipped with a rearview camera, a USB port and a six-speaker audio system, while the range-topping Denali includes tri-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display and perforated leather seats. For 2013, the Acadia has a refreshed exterior and interior and has an optional IntelliLink infotainment system, but not much else has changed.

The Acadia offers seating for up to eight in a comfortable cabin. The cavernous cargo space, and seating is comfortable in all three rows, even for adults. The base trim comes with a rearview camera, satellite radio and rear parking sensors. Optional features include a navigation system, a sunroof and a rear DVD entertainment system.

The Acadia handles well and offers excellent driving manners, whether on country roads, city streets or highways. Its ride is smooth even on bumpy pavement and takes corners in a reassuring manner for a large vehicle.

Competes with:
• Chevrolet Traverse
• Mazda CX-9
• Ford Explorer

• Adult-sized third row
• Excellent cargo space
• Lots of standard features

• Some subpar interior materials
• Expensive base price for the class

The 2013 GMC Acadia AWD crossover utility vehicle continues to define the crossover segment with its sleek design and combination of functionality and style.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you. For more information, visit

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable
Aired: 3/19/2013

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