On the outside the 2021 GMC ACADIA’s elegant exterior and large three-row interior make it an ideal family vehicle However, other SUVs within that price range offer a more higher-end experience. Customers can choose between the standard four-cylinder, a turbocharged 4-cylinder as well as a refined V-6 however none of these models provide a thrilling performance or a high-quality fuel efficiency. The user-friendly interface for infotainment offers high-quality connectivity features as well as the cabin of the GMC offers high-demanded second-row captain’s chairs. However, the interior materials don’t measure in the same way as Acadia’s price, not even the highest-spec Denali trim, however clever storage cubbies offer plenty of space for families to keep their road-trip things.
What’s New for 2021?
GMC has introduced a couple of packaging changes in their Acadia in 2021. For 2021, the Pro Safety Plus package, that comes with a number of driver assistance features that are now standard for SLT, AT4, and Denali. A Elevation Edition package is now available for the SLE as well as SLT and comes with 20-inch wheels as well as dark exterior trims. The heated steering wheel is part of the Premium package on SLT as well as AT4 trims. The same trims can be purchased by purchasing the Technology package, which comes with head-up displays and an all-round camera system. Second-row captain’s chairs come standard on all except those with the basic SL as well as three brand new colors – Cayenne Red Tintcoat Hunter Metallic, as well as Midnight Blue metallic–join the palette.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
We’d suggest the middle-priced SLT model, as it comes with Acadia’s turbocharged engine, leather-trimmed firstand second-row seats as well as a hands-free tailgate, to the list of features. Alongside those SLT features, this model also comes with typical LED-based headlights as well as heated adjustable mirrors that can be adjusted, as well as the option of keyless entry and push button start.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Acadia’s base engine is an 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 193 horsepower. An optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine produces 300 horsepower. A nine-speed auto and front-wheel drive comes available with either engine, while all-wheel drive is available. The 2.5-liter engine is great for maximising efficiency in fuel consumption, but it’s is not much else, with only a towing capacity of 1000 pounds however the V-6 can haul up to 4000 pounds. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces the power of 230 hp is also available only on SLT or Denali trims. Although you’ll be able to forget that the Acadia is an SUV and the Acadia is capable and stable. The Acadia can be a little hefty during fast turning, but when it’s driven in a less threatening way (as the majority of people drive in the majority of instances) the ride is supple and steady. The adaptive suspension that is standard for the Denali and available for SLT-2 trims equipped with all-wheel drive–changes the dampers every two milliseconds , helping smooth the ride on bumps, or to make things more secure in the event that the driver is beginning to feel anxious.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates that the front-drive version equipped with the basic 2.5-liter engine to earn 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. The V-6 that has front-wheel drive features an estimated 19 mpg city as well as 27 highway. The turbocharged engine that comes with front-wheel drive is by far the most economical combination and has rating of 22 mpg urban and 28 highway. But, we haven’t tried any Acadia equipped with the nine-speed auto transmission in our 75-mph highway fuel-efficiency test.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Acadia’s small exterior might make it easier to be able to fit into parking and garage space, yet it also has the consequences of its interior space. Its interior is appealing to the eyes and the controls are easy to use and easily accessible to the driver. A black-and-white gauge cluster adorned with red needles displays details at a glance. Denali models come with an adjustable center screen that offers a variety of information about the vehicle based on the settings of the driver. The tilting-and-telescoping steering column could use more range to give very tall or very short drivers a comfortable position, but it still works for most people. This leather wrapped steering wheel features aluminum trim that appears stunningly expensive. However, some of the interior materials are cheap in design and feel. When the third row was being used it was only possible to accommodate two carry-on luggage cases in the Acadia and, with the second and third-row seats folded in the third row, we could carry 28. In the Dodge Durango held four cases behind the third row, and 30 when the rear row of seats folded. It could be a better option when you’re frequently carrying people as well as cargo at the same simultaneously.
Infotainment and Connectivity
In terms of technology when it comes to technology, the Acadia provides plenty of technology for all the family members. From a multitude of USB ports to a Wi-Fi hotspot the passengers are able to remain connected. The touchscreen information system is easy to use and responsive. charging multiple devices with a 12volt power outlet might be difficult, given that only one outlet is available.