The GMC Acadia Denali: Ranked Top of Its Class

May 31st, 2019 by

Ranked as one of the top midsize sport utility vehicles (SUVs), the GMC Acadia stands out amongst the competition. With four different versions to choose from, there is something to suit everyone’s style and needs, from bachelors to soccer moms.

Commonly discussed advantages of adding on Acadia to your garage come in terms of the vehicle’s specs. Aside from the user-friendly technology that can be found in the vehicle’s cozy luxury interior, the Acadia also offers above-average gas mileage for a vehicle of its class. All models of the Acadia manage between 17-21 miles per gallon in cities and about 26 mpg on the highway.

For drivers looking to accommodate their families, friends, or a full carpool, the Acadia can be a great option. With the ability to add a third row of seats, the Acadia can hold up to seven passengers. And, unlike other midsize SUVs with optional third rows, having the additional seating does not eliminate space or storage within the Acadia. With the third row in place, there is still storage space in the rear of the vehicle that should hold your passenger’s items with ease. The third row can be retracted if additional storage space is needed in the back of the vehicle.

If you are looking for a vehicle that can take you around the city and off road, then the Acadia might be right for you. Like other vehicles, it primarily relies on front-wheel drive capabilities, but when enabled by the driver, it can also utilize all-wheel drive. Having AWD capabilities can be extremely helpful if you find yourself going on adventures outside of the city. After all, you never know where you might find yourself when driving the new GMC Acadia.

GMC Acadia Denali

Each model of the Acadia has advanced features. With four different models to choose from, every driver has the opportunity to choose the perfect trim. The Acadia is offered in four model versions, including the SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali:

  • The GMC Acadia SL costs around $29,000. It includes standard Acadia features, such as a rearview camera, infotainment system, touch screen, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio capability, USB ports, and more. This model of the Acadia does not offer the same V6 engine or all-wheel drive that the other models do, however, for someone looking for the bare minimum that the Acadia can offer, this model grants them a luxurious surplus.
  • The GMC Acadia SLE model has two variations: the SLE-1 and the SLE-2. The SLE-1 costs about $32,800, while the SLE-2 costs around $35,200. For an additional cost, the SLE-1 variation of this model can be upgraded to all-wheel drive capability; however, it was originally only designed to utilize front-wheel drive. A V6 engine can be added to this variation for an additional cost. The SLE-2 is available with FWD and AWD capabilities with the engine of your choosing. The standard version of this model also comes with a power-lift gate, heated front seats, and an adjustable driver’s seat.
  • Like the SLE model, the GMC Acadia SLT has two variations: the SLT-1 and the SLT-2. The SLT-1 is priced around $38,000 and the SLT-2 is close to $41,900. The SLT-1 features the standard adjustable seats, leather upholstery, a Bose audio system, a larger touch screen, and much more. You can also add the V6 engine and all-wheel drive to this variation for an additional cost. Unlike other models and variations, the SLT-2 is only offered with the V6 engine. It also comes standard with heated front- and second-row seats, parking sensors in the front and rear of the vehicle, collision alert, lane assistance, blind spot monitoring, and a low-speed automatic brake system. You could also choose to add all-wheel drive capabilities for an additional cost.
  • Finally, the top-of-the-line Acadia model: the GMC Acadia Denali. Starting around $45,500, this model is the best that the Acadia can offer. It comes standard with a V6 engine, a navigation system, hands-free lift gate, a heated steering wheel, all-wheel drive capabilities, and tons more. The technology this model offers includes adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and surround-view cameras.

Unlike other popular midsize sport utility vehicles, the GMC Acadia offers a lot of tech features and a luxurious feel, while still being able to accommodate a full family. Despite being in such a competitive class of vehicles, the Acadia has managed to stand out amongst the competition.


What are you waiting for? Head to your local Liberty Buick GMC dealer and test drive an Acadia today!

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