A Top Of The Line All-Around SUV: The 2019 GMC Acadia

The 2019 GMC Acadia is a truly special vehicle. Based upon build, it fits as a classic midsize SUV. Many have commented about the Acadia’s value as a vehicle. The comprehensive picture allows illustrates this point to all prospective customers — whether buying or leasing the vehicle is the ultimate prerogative.

In total, there are six models from which to choose from: SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and Denali. According to the vehicle’s website, prices for the 2018 Acadia begin at a respectable $32,600. Many crossover/midsize SUVs offer far more expensive prices. When factoring in the remaining traits of the Acadia, prospective customers soon realize the awesome value of this car. The Acadia is offered in eight exciting colors — including Crimson Red Tintcoat, Black Cherry Metallic, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Iridium Metallic, White Frost Tintcoat, Quicksilver Metallic, and Blue Steel Metallic.

Performance wise, the base engine is a 2.5-L four-cylinder model. It includes six-speed automatic transmission and 193 HP. Duly, a 3.6-L V6 engine is available (310 HP). In general, approximations for gas mileage includes 21 miles-per-gallon in city driving, and 26 miles-per-gallon on the highway. Towing capabilities enable the Acadia to tow at least 4,000 pounds.  Each engine enables passengers and the drive to receive above-average acceleration. When further adding in the towing metrics, this car is very much suited to operate with any sort of inclement weather. This includes rain, sleet, or even snow. The Acadia is as effective towing a boat towards the ocean for vacation as it is traversing up winding, snowy roads in the mountains.

The car is buoyed by a new, distinctive grille design. According to the official website, the Acadia comes equipped with bold, confident styling. The interior of the car is incredibly comfortable. There’s ample room for all three of its rows. Many have commented on the French-stitched seats that are available for an additional fee. Duly, there’s active noise cancellation. This makes the cabin immensely quiet when traveling.  From a storage standpoint, there’s a covered under-floor cargo area in the trunk. When both the second and third rows are folded down entirely, 79 cubic-feet of cargo space is created. Even with the second row stationary, the Acadia can receive 41.7 cubic-feet of room.

Standard features within the vehicle include rear-seat alert, Teen Driver, Bluetooth capabilities, Apple CarPlay, a 6-speaker stereo stystem, and five USB ports. Should one opt for a more expensive purchase, a sunroof, navigation, an 8″ touchscreen, and pedestrian braking are available.

The 2018 GMC Acadia has a number of safety measures put in place. For added fees, some of these include lane-keep assist, side blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, a surround-view camera, and forward automatic braking. The IIHS gave ‘GOOD’ scores to all five safety categories. The NHTSA gave four-star marks for Overall Ratings and Rollover. It also got a 5-star grade for Frontal Crash and Side Crash.

In total, the 2019 GMC Acadia is a quality buy. Enhancements in interior aesthetics make this car exceptionally handsome. When further adding in reasonable prices and delicate safety measures, one can see why so many are excited about this vehicle.

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