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2012 GMC Acadia Overview (See Available Styles)

The 2012 GMC Acadia full-size crossover comes with seating for seven or eight passengers across three-rows of seats (depending on a second row bench or captain’s chairs), and a well outfitted interior making it a great fit for a family on the go.

Not much changes for the Acadia in 2012. A new hill-hold feature has been installed, which prevents the Acadia from rolling back on inclines, and a few trims add integrated blind spot mirrors into their side mirrors. From the outside, the Acadia won’t really turn heads but it’s a pretty sharp looking crossover that hides its size well. A rear spoiler and LED taillights come standard. The upscale Denali trim of the Acadia adds on a few extra exterior touches to set it apart from the standard Acadia, like a honeycomb grille.

There is only one engine option for the Acadia: a 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 270 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but for those who plan to journey in tougher conditions an all-wheel drive system that can split torque between the front/rear axles is available.

The 2012 Acadia’s fuel economy numbers are competitive in its class; 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway (those numbers drop by one mpg respectively if all-wheel drive is equipped).

Inside, the 2012 Acadia features a mix of useful and practical features that allow you to carry cargo or passengers with ease. The second and third rows both fold flat and there is also a handy area beneath the rear cargo floor with even more storage. To make things easier on third-row passengers, the second row slides forward and backward. Standard features include remote keyless entry, cruise control, satellite radio, and air conditioning. Also available as options are heated and cooled front seats, a dual-panel sunroof, remote vehicle, navigation system, Bluetooth® connectivity, and automatic climate control. The Denali gets all of these options as standard equipment, except for a rear-seat entertainment system and a three-prong power outlet which are both optional across all trims.

When it comes to safety, the Acadia has you covered with a free year of OnStar’s Safe and Sound service, six airbags, electronic stability and traction control, and four-wheel-disc antilock brakes all standard. A rear-view camera for safe backing is optional.

If you’re in the market for a full-size crossover, the 2012 GMC Acadia is a worthy contender with a well-made interior, good safety features, and versatile cargo carrying capability.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 - 17 MPG
  • Highway: 23 - 24 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

38 of 44 (86%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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