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2023 GMC Acadia

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GMC Acadia highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Good ride quality
  • Powerful V6
  • Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

  • Cramped third row
  • Tight cargo space
  • Less luxurious than competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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The GMC Acadia is a three-row midsize SUV with bold styling and a versatile interior

The Acadia is a three-row SUV that slots into the GMC lineup between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. When redesigned in 2020, the Acadia took on styling similar to the rest of GMC’s SUV lineup with a bold grille emblazoned with a large GMC logo in the center. Aside from a few new colors and an updated steering wheel, the Acadia remains unchanged for the 2023 model year. GMC offers the Acadia in a range of trim levels that include the off-road-ready AT4 and top-of-the-line Denali, which brings a level of luxury to this midsize SUV. Acadia is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (AWD is standard in the AT4) and is offered with two powertrains that include a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine putting out 310 horsepower. With seating for up to seven people, the Acadia has some strong competition from vehicles like the Hyundai Palisade, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Kia Telluride, Subaru Ascent, and Volkswagen Atlas.

All GMC Acadia years

2023 GMC Acadia trims

Curious how GMC Acadia trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

SLE:

  • 228-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Side Airbags
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • View our GMC Acadia SLE inventory

SLT:

  • Includes all features available on the SLE
  • 310-hp, 271-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Remote Start
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Navigation System
  • BOSE Sound System
  • View our GMC Acadia SLT inventory

Denali:

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5 reasons to buy the 2023 GMC Acadia

What We Like

Technology: The 2023 GMC Acadia has an eight-inch infotainment display with an intuitive design that features large icons for easy navigation. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® come standard with wireless connectivity, and the Acadia can be equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot

as well as Amazon Alexa integration. An eight-speaker Bose® audio system is available, as is a digital driver display on the top-level Denali.

Performance: The turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes standard on the Acadia SLE and SLT provides adequate power. However, the 310-horsepower V6 improves driving dynamics, especially with a full load of passengers and cargo. The available adaptive suspension helps to keep the ride smooth in the top-level Denali, while the Active Torque Control on the AT4 improves off-road capability.

Driver aids: GMC equips all Acadias with a driver aid package. This package includes the latest advanced driver-assist systems, such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assistance, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic warning, and a following distance indicator. The Acadia also gets an HD rearview camera and front parking assist.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: The Acadia's first two rows have plenty of space, but the third row is very tight, making it unsuitable for full-size adults. Cargo space behind the third row is on the small side, measuring just 12.8 cubic feet. Trailer towing is rated at 4,000 pounds (when properly equipped) with the larger engine, less than most of the Acadia’s competitors.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the GMC Acadia an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks GMC Acadia 29th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a GMC Acadia is $610, compared to an average of $494 for Midsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, GMC Acadia owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.2 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 18% for the GMC Acadia, compared to an average of 14% for Midsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

GMC Acadia features and specs

Denali 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Quad Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

228

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.4

Wheelbase

112.5"

Overall length

193.4"

Width

75.4"

Height

66.7"

Leg room

F 41"/M 39.7"/R 29.7"

Head room

F 40"/M 39.6"/R 37.2"

Front tires

P235/55R20

Rear tires

P235/55R20

Seating capacity

6

Transmission

Automatic

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