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2012 GMC Acadia Consumer Reviews

4.6
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Great space, FULL SIZE 3rd row seat!

by 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, ...
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, definitly the best value for the money. If your looking at a large crossover or family sized SUV the Acadia is the way to go.
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Just Something About Domestic

by from Wilmington, NC on April 21, 2012

I had Previously owned a 2005 Yukon and to my many regets traded for a Sorento in October. I purchased an Acadia SLT in early April and traded in the Sorento. The Acadia is tops for the cost and I giv...
I had Previously owned a 2005 Yukon and to my many regets traded for a Sorento in October. I purchased an Acadia SLT in early April and traded in the Sorento. The Acadia is tops for the cost and I gives the feel of a larger vehicle. The interior is roomy and comfortable in the rear. Before purchasing the Acadia all I heard from my kids was ShotGun and I'm in front. Now its a chore to get one to sit in the front! GMC has done it again!
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The GMC Acadia Experience

by from Knoxville, TN on March 27, 2012

I have been an owner of several Chevrolet Suburbans and greatly like that vehicle, however, it became a bigger vehicle than I needed and the gas mileage was unacceptable. The Acadia is somewhat smalle...
I have been an owner of several Chevrolet Suburbans and greatly like that vehicle, however, it became a bigger vehicle than I needed and the gas mileage was unacceptable. The Acadia is somewhat smaller, handles better gets somewhat better mileage (so far it matches what was on the window sticker). The vehicle is responsive when called upon and has good road feel through the stearing wheel. Resonably good turning radius for its size. The interior is very comfortable. Seats six with ease. Good cargo capacity with third seat flat - more than in most crossover vehicles. I have always had a V8 and a rear wheel drive, but the V6 is nearly as good as my past experience and the front wheel drive meets my needs. I drove the car several miles before making the purchase. I am very pleased and happy that I did not go with another Suburban or a Tahoe. I have always bought GM vehicles and have found them to be reliable. I gladly recommend the GM Acadia SLE to anyone in the crossover market.
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Score 1 for USA

by from WI on February 8, 2012

This is truly a vehicle that competes against equivalent foreign entries. I owned an Envoy Denali prior to the Acadia Denali, I’ve loved them both, but the Acadia simply looks and performs better all ...
This is truly a vehicle that competes against equivalent foreign entries. I owned an Envoy Denali prior to the Acadia Denali, I’ve loved them both, but the Acadia simply looks and performs better all around. The Acadia Denali has it all, including room for 7 with Cargo. Something that Honda, Acura, Toyota can’t say. The Acadia is well engineered and the ergonomics have been carefully considered. I really like the heads-up display and standard moon roofs. We added the nav and rear entertainment. I’m getting about 22 MPG on the highway and 18 city, pretty much as promised and much improved from the Envoy’s 17 and 15.
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Exceedingly Pleased!

by from Rochester, N.Y. on April 22, 2013

I have been a loyal Jeep owner for 18 years. I have thought about purchasing an Acadia for a few years. I finally decided to take the plunge. I test drove one and started looking around for a slightly...
I have been a loyal Jeep owner for 18 years. I have thought about purchasing an Acadia for a few years. I finally decided to take the plunge. I test drove one and started looking around for a slightly used car and found one. It's 6 months old with 12,000 miles. Just like new. It handles like a dream, no blind spots, super Bose stereo, entertainment package, loaded with safety features, On Star (which is important if you are single), gorgeous interior, very comfortable with plenty of room inside for me and my 2 German Shepherds! I also have a horse, so I need plenty of room to shuttle my tack and extra goodies to and from the barn. This vehicle is a perfect compromise of a beautiful looking sedan and a functioning SUV. I couldn't ask for more. The crystal coated - exterior - white color is incredible and I love the white interior. It is just first class all the way!
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gas mileage phew

by from new york ny on July 20, 2012

2012 acadia denali Owned since june 2012 pros, interior & exterior design, comfortable, quiet interior, handles well for a large vehicle, spacious rear seating 2nd and 3rd row.great sound system cons...
2012 acadia denali Owned since june 2012 pros, interior & exterior design, comfortable, quiet interior, handles well for a large vehicle, spacious rear seating 2nd and 3rd row.great sound system cons. gas mileage 15 highway 12 city. not as advertised overhead dvd screen blocks rear view mirror chrome trim reflects bright sunlight no warning when exiting vehicle that sun roof is open. clock is lost in screen blind spots due to columns no holder for head phones/remote
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Love this car

by from Burlington, IA on September 15, 2012

Bought brand new, 1300 miles later (mostly highway/interstate) I love this car! Believe it or not, but was going back and forth between this and a Cadillac SRX, but chose the Acadia as we have 3 teena...
Bought brand new, 1300 miles later (mostly highway/interstate) I love this car! Believe it or not, but was going back and forth between this and a Cadillac SRX, but chose the Acadia as we have 3 teenage boys and are on the road a lot doing traveling ball and found the middle row seats leg room blew the Cads away. Even the 3rd row seats are decent, adjusting the middle row little. Gas mileage is awesome for this size vehicle, got 24mpg doing about 72-77 for 400 miles. I've noticed the in town driving really sucks this down, got 18mpg last tank doing a mix of in town/hwy. Old vehicle was an 07 Suburban, so enjoying the extra mpg but we have even better passenger room. Ride/driving is awesome, love the bluetooth integration with my Win7 phone, works perfectly, even reading/allowing me to respond verbally to text messages.
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New Acadia Owner

by from chester county, pa on February 11, 2013

We needed a vehicle with a third row seat. Something reliable and decent gas mileage. We really like the Acadia. Its solid and sharp looking. We got the base model SL but it has a lot of nice features...
We needed a vehicle with a third row seat. Something reliable and decent gas mileage. We really like the Acadia. Its solid and sharp looking. We got the base model SL but it has a lot of nice features at that level. The onstar is awesome. Very roomy vehicle and the third row is legitimate. I recommend to anyone looking for a non mini van.
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Best All Around Vehicle

by from Anchorage, Alaska on September 26, 2012

I have never owned or even ridden in a vehicle that I like better than my 2012 Acadia. The ride is smooth, the functionality is astounding, and usability is unsurpassed. It is quick to warm in Alaska'...
I have never owned or even ridden in a vehicle that I like better than my 2012 Acadia. The ride is smooth, the functionality is astounding, and usability is unsurpassed. It is quick to warm in Alaska's chilly weather and very dependable on icy roads. I trust this vehicle to be safe for my family and yet it's still sporty enough to get up and go. I HIGHLY recommend this vehicle!
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Up date of last car

by from Southwest GA. on December 28, 2012

I replaced a 2007 Acadia Slt-2 it was one of the first ones made. I had a few problems but I liked the way it looked , handled and I thought the gas mileage was was pretty good for a car that large. I...
I replaced a 2007 Acadia Slt-2 it was one of the first ones made. I had a few problems but I liked the way it looked , handled and I thought the gas mileage was was pretty good for a car that large. I have only had my knew one for a few days and everything seems to be improved and up dated so far i'm really impressed.
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