2012 GMC Acadia consumer reviews

$32,835–$34,835 MSRP range
side view of 2012 Acadia GMC
78% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.1
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Don't waste your money

Loved this car until a year after I have had it everything is wrong with it cost more to fix it then it is worth. I have had to replace the alternator 5 times. It don't shift, oil leaks, traction control don't work, camera quit, among many other things. Not reliable especially while driving with kids and babies when the cars alternator just goes out in the cold freezing rain


xxx! Waste of Money!

I purchased a 2012 GMC Acadia about two years ago. It only had one owner before me, who properly maintained the vehicle, and I have properly maintained it as well since purchasing it. I am now at 120,000 miles and my timing chain needs to be replaced, cheapest quote is $3,000, and who even knows if that will fix all my issues. I bought American made thinking it would perform for a long time, but honestly, after this car (as much as I love it), the mechanical issues are WAY TOO MUCH and WAY TOO EXPENSIVE, I will NEVER buy a GMC product again. My mechanic called GM to talk to them about this timing chain issue since it seems to be an issue a lot of Acadia owners are facing around the same mileage, and they did not give two xxxxs about my issue. Poor company to deal with honestly. Guess from here on out it will be buy foreign, they obviously care about the worth of American's money more than American companies. Sad but true.


Nice SUV for Moms that need a lot of cargo space

We like the Acadia. It has performed well with only a few items that needed repairing. Blower fan behind the glove box. A/C refrigerant leak. Transmission shift to D from R hesitation. Wish we had opted for the AWD but the FWD has been adequate. Good styling and comfortable. Just like a lot of newer car designs, too much plastic in the engine bay. I do all my own maintenance/repairs and this SUV is not too difficult work on.


I was glad to get rid of it

We wanted an SUV with AWD and 3rd row seat and we thought this would be a great fit. It was absolutely not. We sank thousands of dollars in repairs to the wheels, transmission, shocks/struts, and air conditioning. Started having problems when we owned it 3 months. The alternator went out when we were on vacation and we were stuck in another city for hours to shell out several hundred dollars in repairs. Not reliable and wouldn't trust my family in this car. We just got rid of it this month and I've never been so happy to let a car go.


Happy with it

I love the size and the room I have. With 3 children space has been an issue. This vehicle fits all my needs and looks nice.


Perfect fit!

Definitely fits the needs of my children and me! Safe for all seasons. All wheel drive is huge for northern Minnesota! I Couldn’t be happier!


Sexy Smart Mom Car

The driver seat is kind of oddly situated and the second back sunroof does not open but the hot and cold seats the looks, the leather, the dvd package is on point. It is an odd vehicle. Best gas mileage for a big vehicle ever Thousands in upkeep this year but that is what happens when you get a nice vehicle primarily the biggest issue was the Schumacher auto in Delray that sold it to me that was the smoothest trade in ever that I eventually regretted


Pretty nice

It’s more of a vehicle you drive for looks. On test drive the liner that covers inside of sunroof fell down and couldn’t figure out how to put it back up. Read other consumer reviews & there are a lot of issues known to go wrong on these, not cheap or normal fixes. Don’t think I’d trust taking it on a road trip with the family.



Great nice and Comfortable has plenty of space for luggage and the ride is very smooth would Recommend this vehicle if you have grown kids


Smooth, refined luxury at a great value

I could not be happier with the GMC Acadia for what I need it to do. Plenty of power, good towing capability and room for the whole family it has surprised me time and time again with how nice it is all at a price that is incredibly reasonable. I would absolutely recommend this car to anyone looking for a bigger SUV to fit 5+ people in for long roadtrips.