27 reviews
2012 GMC Acadia
2012 GMC Acadia
Available Price Range $12,218-$28,810 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 GMC Acadia

Our Take

The Acadia is GMC's full-size crossover, and it 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.A ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Seats seven or eight
  • 288-hp V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available backup camera


Our Expert Reviews

A GMC Acadia is not a vehicle for the timid or shy, especially if you're rocking the top-of-the-line 2012 GMC Acadia Denali. It's big and blingy, and it does what it's supposed to do incredibly well: It comfortably transports families. Even for an extroverted momma like me, the Acadia Denali was a whole lotta car, but I can't deny how easy it made daily life and how much I... Read full review for the 2012 GMC Acadia

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Consumer Reviews


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Great space, FULL SIZE 3rd row seat!

by Craven from Morristown, NJ on October 14, 2011

The 3rd row in the Acadia is huge compared to any competitor in it's class even bigger inside than some of the larger competitors! This is a no brainer, less expensive, more room, better gas mileage, ... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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