The General Motors company first presented this full size crossover back in the 2006, and every year, the GMC Acadia was more and more popular. It scored better and better sales results, for example, in the last couple of years, the company managed to sell over 170,000 vehicles and similar results are expected from 2016 GMC Acadia.
The latest addition to the Acadia model lineup will be offered in three different versions: the SLE, SLT as well as the Denali trim level. Under the hood, the new model will have the same engine as the previous model, only this time, it might offer slightly better mileage and higher efficiency. Regarding the design, it will receive some minor changes, new palette of body colors, and a redesigned set of wheels. Hopefully, this refreshment will even more raise the level of popularity of the Acadia model and it will again score amazing sales results.
As far as the exterior is concerned, as we already said, the outside design will only suffer some slight changes, but even with those, it will come with a more modern and eye appealing look than the previous model. The new crossover will be built using lightweight materials, which will lower its overall weight and bring improved mileage and great performances. When it comes to the notable changes, the new Acadia will be offered with a sportier appearance, and the front fascia will wear a restyled grille and LED daytime running lights. Furthermore, the exterior will come with a more modern and sportier design, while the changes on the front end will include a redesigned front grille and new LED powered headlights. New set of wheels will likewise be offered, and a wider selection of body colors.
When taking a look at the cabin, you will notice that the 2016 GMC Acadia’s cabin is capable of accommodating as much as 8 passengers, and that it also comes with a huge amount of space in all seating rows. As for the interior materials, the company has used high quality plastic in combination with aluminum accents and leather for the seat upholstery. Regarding the tech features, the new model will offer a wide range of the latest entertainment and safety systems, and you can expect Bluetooth and USB connectivity, premium sound system, cross traffic alert, blind spot warning and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Let’s talk about the engine that will be found in the new model. Only available option is the 3.6 l V6 engine, but it comes in 2016th model with some upgrades that will improve the fuel economy. This unit is capable of generating as much as 288 hp at 6300 rpm and up to 270 lb-ft of torque at 3400 rpm, and it will be teamed up with a 6-speed automatic transmission. FWD configuration will come as standard, but the customers will be able to opt for AWD as well.
2016 GMC Acadia Review
If you take this vehicle with front wheel drive it will be able to return 17/24 mpg in city/highway. When equipped with all-wheel drive you can expect it to return 16/23 mpg, about one point lower than standard version. No matter which version you choose it will be possible to tow up to 5200 lbs., this is enough for most drivers and even if you have the need to tow slightly larger loads.
Price And Release Date
When it comes to the amount of money needed for buying the 2016 GMC Acadia base model, it is expected to be offered for a price of slightly above $34,000, while the fully equipped top of the range level will have a price of around $50,000. One more thing, have in mind that if you opt for the all-wheel drive system you will need to pay $2,000 over the front wheel drive version. As far as the release date is concerned, the new Acadia should be seen in showrooms in a matter of weeks.