• (4.2) 41 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,315–$17,423
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-20
  • Engine: 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7-8
2010 GMC Acadia

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 GMC Acadia

What We Don't Like

  • Price, even for base model
  • Somewhat grabby brakes
  • Smallish front storage console
  • Cramped third row
  • Small screen for navigation system
  • Wide turning circle

Notable Features

  • Seats seven or eight
  • 288-hp V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Six airbags and stability system standard
  • Available rearview camera

2010 GMC Acadia Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Acadia is GMC's first crossover, and it's part of a growing family of large crossover vehicles at General Motors. To distinguish itself from its kin (the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse), the Acadia shares design cues with GMC's full-size SUVs, the Yukon and Yukon XL. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the Acadia can seat seven or eight. The Acadia competes with the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9.

New for 2010
There are no major changes for 2010.

Exterior
The Acadia is the boxiest of GM's full-size crossovers. The roofline is tapered, with a standard spoiler at the rear.

The Acadia also features wide rear doors and a low step-in height. It measures 200.7 inches long and 78.2 inches wide.

  • Standard LED taillights
  • Polished aluminum roof rails
  • Dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips
  • 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels
  • Available 19-inch machined aluminum or 20-inch chrome-clad wheels
  • Optional xenon headlamps
  • Optional two-panel power sunroof with tilt-sliding front and fixed rear, with sunshade


Interior
The Acadia features a two-tone interior with metal-finished trim accents on the vents, door handles and cupholders. With two captain's chairs in the second row maximum seating capacity is seven, but with a 60/40-split bench there's room for eight. The second- and third-row seats fold flat, and items can be stored beneath the rear cargo floor. The second row slides forward to increase legroom for third-row passengers, and it makes it easier to get to the third row.

There's 154.0 cubic feet of passenger space in the Acadia, and with the second and third rows folded, there's 116.9 cubic feet of cargo space. That eclipses the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9. The Acadia even has more cargo volume with the seats down than a Yukon. Cargo space shrinks to about 24 cubic feet with all the seats up.
  • Standard remote keyless entry and cruise control
  • Optional leather seats
  • Optional ultrasonic parking assist and rearview camera
  • Optional backseat entertainment system
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional heated and cooled seats


Under the Hood
All Acadias come standard with a 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 270 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. They also make use of direct-injection technology that improves efficiency.
  • Power steering with variable assist reduces power assist at speed
  • Available intelligent all-wheel drive manages torque split between the front and rear axles, putting more power to different axles as needed
  • Linked "H" rear suspension design reduces noise and vibration in the cabin


Safety
The Acadia includes many common safety features and a few rarities for this price range. Side curtain airbags are designed to pre-emptively engage if there's imminent threat of a rollover and stay inflated longer during a rollover.
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system and traction control
  • Four-disc antilock brakes
  • OnStar comes standard, including one free year of Safe and Sound service, which alerts authorities in the event of a collision


Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 41 reviews

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Seats 7 very comfortably. Great ride.

by kchunt from chino Valley AZ on November 13, 2017

This is the best third row seat SUV we have ever owned. It is very comfortable and the ride is very smooth.

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8 Trims Available

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GMC Acadia Articles

2010 GMC Acadia Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia SL

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia SL

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia SL

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia SL

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years