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2014 GMC Acadia

$14,273 — $29,133 USED
Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
18-19 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Carlike ride and handling
  • Cargo space
  • Roomy second row
  • Standard backup camera

The Bad

  • Cramped third row
  • Touch-screen too small
  • Large turning circle
2014 GMC Acadia exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 GMC Acadia
  • Newly available forward collision alert, lane departure warning
  • Seats 7 or 8
  • Available airbag between front seats
  • FWD or AWD

Our Take

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2014 GMC Acadia?

The 2014 GMC Acadia is a full-size SUV with seating for seven to eight. It's offered in five trim levels: SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali. Each trim offers a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Competing vehicles include the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Mazda CX-9.

What's New on the 2014 GMC Acadia?

For 2014, the GMC Acadia gets available forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Inside all models, two USB ports for phone and portable device charging can be found at the rear of the center console.

How Does the 2014 GMC Acadia Compare to Other Full-Size SUVs?

The GMC Acadia was redesigned in 2013, adding an immense, attention-grabbing grille, but it doesn't offer much else to set it apart. Compared with its sibling, the Chevrolet Traverse, it's pricier and doesn't wow with its interior or gadgets.

What Features in the 2014 GMC Acadia Are Most Important?

The Acadia is powered by a 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that runs on regular gas and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Properly equipped, the Acadia can tow up to 5,200 pounds.

Significant standard features include a massive three-bar grille, 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, rear park assist and a 60/40-split bench seat or captain's chairs in the second row. Notable options include 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels, a power liftgate, projector-beam high-intensity-discharge headlights, an IntelliLink multimedia system, a head-up display, a navigation system, a rear DVD entertainment system and heated and cooled front seats.

The Acadia comes standard with frontal and front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for all rows, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control and a backup camera. Additional safety features can be purchased as options, including a side airbag between the front seats, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

Should I Buy the 2014 GMC Acadia?

The 2014 GMC Acadia is a solid SUV with generous cargo space and a standard backup camera. The second row is nice and roomy, but the third row feels rather cramped. The Acadia offers car-like handling, but its large turning circle puts it at a disadvantage on narrow streets.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

2014 GMC Acadia Overview

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Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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First time owner cant wait to drive it every day

by EthansMommy from East Carondelet on November 9, 2018

This vehicle met all our needs. DVD player for the kids and plenty of leg room for passengers. Feels great when on the road also. Read full review


Great family car.

by Heather from Surprise, Arizona on November 3, 2018

We have absolutely loved our Acadia. We really looked around when we were shopping for a new vehicle. With teenage kids leg room in back was good. Not just leg room, but also head room as my kids are ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2014 GMC Acadia currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 GMC Acadia SLE-1

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

Head Restraints and Seats

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Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

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New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.

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