2010 GMC Acadia

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Key Specs

of the 2010 GMC Acadia. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cabin quality
  • Carlike ride and handling
  • Cargo space
  • Relatively decent gas mileage
  • Roomy second row

The Bad

  • 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 of the 2010 GMC Acadia

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

2010 GMC Acadia Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 passen...
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



Latest 2010 Acadia Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

I love my GMC!

by Happy Nona from Spencerville, Ohio on August 14, 2018

It has everything I wanted: AWD, heated leather seats, great sound system, remote start, 3rd row seating with flat fold down for generous hauling space, heated mirrors, back up camera, tow pkg, roof ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great car with awesome features.

by DanStanley on August 7, 2018

Great car, never had problems even at 160,000 miles. Plenty of legroom even in the third row. Engine has plenty of power. Rides great and really well designed. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 GMC Acadia currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 GMC Acadia SL

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by GMC

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Acadia received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker