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2016 GMC Acadia Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Three-row crossover with seating for seven or eight
  • Shares a platform with the Chevrolet Traverse
  • New Wi-Fi hotspot capability via a 4G LTE connection
The 2016 GMC Acadia is a three-row crossover with flexible seating and cargo options, and for those who want brash luxury, a Denali version.

For 2016, the Acadia doesn’t see many changes but does add new technology with Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The service is run through GM’s OnStar suite of connected technology and utilizes a 4G LTE connection to turn the Acadia into a rolling wireless modem so occupants can use tablets or laptops on the go. Each Acadia comes with a 3-month/3 GB trial of the service, which can then be continued on a subscription basis.

The Acadia is stylish without being loud, except for the Denali which ups the ante when it comes to brash styling. Up front, a three-bar grille and sharp creases on the hood give the Acadia a more rugged appearance. The back gets its own distinctive features, including blacked out D-pillars which blend into the rear glass and make the rear part of the roof appear to be floating. The aforementioned Denali trim adds extra trim pieces that include a large chrome grille, as well as a panoramic sunroof.

Under the hood, a 286-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 270 pounds-feet of torque is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but those looking for more traction can opt for an all-wheel drive setup. Fuel economy figures check in at 17/24 mpg city/highway for FWD models (16/23 mpg for AWD models).

Inside, there are two second row seating configuration options: a pair of captain’s chairs or a second row bench which expands capacity to eight. With 24.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row as well as a covered storage well, the Acadia also offers plenty of luggage space for trips and other excursions. Standard interior features include front/rear air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, stereo with 6.5-inch touch screen, USB/iPod port, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. GM’s IntelliLink system is optional, as are leather upholstery, heated/cooled front seats, navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

The 2016 Acadia performed well on crash tests, earning a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA. A backup camera is standard, as are blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic systems which are especially helpful when driving a larger vehicle, such as this. The Acadia was also among the first vehicles to get a front center air bag option, which deploys between the front passengers to keep them from colliding in an accident.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 MPG
  • Highway: 22 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

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

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

17 of 19 (89%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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