I went from a 2012 Camry to this 2013 Acadia. It works for me since I have 3 small children. With the split-bench 2nd row, my 5-year-old can get in and buckle himself. It's very good if I need extra cargo space with letting part of the 3rd row down. But I don't like the car seat latch for the 3rd row. It's in the middle of the seat, which means I have to rigid my 5-year-old's high-back booster seat. But other than that it works for me, for now!
Great family car! Plenty of space for the whole family plus gear. Even with the third row up, there is still plenty of room for strollers, backpacks, and any other gear you might need. Most third row vehicles only provide a few inches between the third row and back door. But not the Acadia
Great touring vehicle
2011 GMC AcadiaNancy - Louisburg, KS04/03/2015
We've had this car for about a year and a half. It's been a very reliable vehicle. Our only trouble with it has been at 60,000 miles the power steering pump went out and we developed a knock in the steering which had us replacing rack and pinion. I don't believe this should be a problem with a vehicle with less than 100K on it, but it was a fleet vehicle before we bought it. I'm not a pro, but I choose to give the vehicle the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe it wasn't cared for as it should have been since it belonged to a fleet. Other than that, the car has been a dream to drive. We've taken it on trips half way across the US, and it's very comfortable. As long as we have no more major problems, I will buy another.
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