Current generation of the Acadia has been delivered as a 2013th model and we know that the redesigned version will be offered from 2017th but until we are waiting the 2016 GMC Acadia will be delivered. This model will again be carried over and if you are looking for a vehicle on the full-size SUV market it might be good thing to wait for the end of 2016th when new 2017th model will be offered but we do know that the vehicle we are going to deliver info right here will have a lot to offer.
Let’s take a look at the exterior design, as we already said this will be a carryover vehicle and there will be no changes to the design and looks. As a result we are getting quite powerful front end with large rectangular grille in combination with angular headlights. For the front end we need to add that the Denali trim will come with more chrome and certainly is slightly nicer for those drivers that need more luxury and refinement.
Everything is very big on this car and at the back we have large tail lights that are well integrated into body and fifth door. Large badge and logo are located on the back so it will be easy to recognize this model. When we take a look from side we notice that this is one quite handsome vehicle, even it comes in SUV segment it offers nice lines that are strongly supported with large wheels. Size of the wheels depends on the trim you choose and you can get models in 18, 19 and 20 inch size.
Changes For 2016 GMC Acadia
When it comes to the interior we immediately see that it offers abundant amount of space. High roof line allows it to offer enough headroom even for those passengers in third row. The 2016 GMC Acadia is capable of transporting up to eight passengers and their entire luggage in pretty much perfect comfort. No matter which trim level you choose, features like USB connection, Bluetooth, touch screen controls, automatic climate controls and similar will be a part of the standard equipment.
Base SLE model of the 2016 GMC Acadia is offered with high quality cloth seats and if you want to get leather you will need to opt for the SLT trim while the perforated and higher quality leather comes with Denali trim but also is option in SLT version. Dashboard is of good quality and soft to touch, nothing too luxurious, just the right level of comfort and to further improve its looks we are getting both metallic and wood accents integrated here. For the base version we have six speakers audio system and as we progress further there is 10 speaker Bose system and also the 5.1 surround system with 11 speakers for those that want best possible.
Only available engine for the Acadia, no matter which trim you choose is the 3.6 liter V6 engine that is able to deliver 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Power goes through a six speed automatic transmission to either front wheels or to all four wheels, depending of your choice. Even this SUV comes with more than 5000 pounds weight this engine is a good choice for it giving it decent performances. Just like always it would be great to have more power but still it is adequate. Bigger problem with weight is that it could offer better handling but you can be sure that it will bring comfortable ride. As a result of this engine and transmission combination expect it to return 17/24 mpg city/highway when we add all-wheel drive system it reduces both figures for one point.
2016 GMC Acadia Release Date
Because there will be no major changes for the 2016 GMC Acadia we do not expect this car to bring any increases on the price. Expect the base version to be priced at about $34,000 while the AWD version will always add $2,000 more to the price. In case you want to take top Denali trim be ready to pay about $50,000 which is quite high price but it will offer great features. Release date has not been officially announced but since this is a last model in current generation before changes we expect it to be presented during the summer while the sales should start during fall of this year.