2016 GMC Acadia Changes

Recently redesigned, 2016 GMC Acadia will not bring any major surprises. Although GM officials announced their plan for big redesigns of its GMC models, Acadia was changed slightly earlier than the rest of GMC line-up. Beginning of the second generation brought new look and better quality interior, while its engines were not changed, nether there is need for it. Even after the big redesign, GMC continued to upgrade its SUV on a regular level. 2014 model year brought some new features, while 2015 improved its comfort and brought some design tweaks.

2016 GMC Acadia Front

2016 GMC Acadia changes

Exterior changes on 2016 Acadia will be minimal. Outside, new Acadia could feature some minor alterations on the front fenders, to modernize it slightly, or new colors in order to refresh the model. Other than this, Acadia will remain unchanged. Big changes, which will include serious weight reductions and perhaps upgrades under the hood can’t be expected before 2017-2018 model year.

Already luxurious interior of the Acadia could receive also minor detail changes, but, most likely it will only feature some equipment shuffling and perhaps some accessory boost. Trim levels are carried over, and 2016 GMC Acadia will be available in SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims, and in Denali version. Even base version of Acadia is highly equipped, but GMC also offered a wide range of affordable optional features.

2016 GMC Acadia Rear

2016 GMC Acadia performance and fuel economy

Nothing is changes under Acadia’s hood. 2016 GMC Acadia comes with one engine, available with different outputs depending on trim. The engine that empowers this SUV is 3.6-liter V6, which produces 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque for all versions beside Denali, were it delivers 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to either front- or all-wheels via 6-speed automatic transmission.

When it comes to fuel economy, in FWD form 2016 Acadia returns 17/24/19 mpg city/hwy/combined, and 16/23/19 mpg with AWD.

2016 GMC Acadia Interior

2016 GMC Acadia competition

This 8-passenger SUV offers great cargo capacity, even with all seats in place, more than most of its competitors. Its towing capability and luxury features additionally separate it from its rivals. However, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot, Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander are classified as the closest opponents of the new Acadia. Starting prices reflect the level of equipment, so, even though it offers better equipped base trim, its pricing is in range with equipment.

2016 GMC Acadia price and release

Starting price will remain the same, as for 2015 model. It will start around $35,000 and will go up to $50,000, which is the price tag for Denali version. Prices are approximate, so you can expect one or two hundreds change, up or down. The release is expected in the first half of 2015.

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