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  • (4.6) 42 reviews
  • Available Prices: $19,757–$35,985
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7-8
2015 GMC Acadia

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 GMC Acadia

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped third row
  • Touch-screen too small
  • Large turning circle

Notable Features

  • Heated steering wheel available
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Airbag between front seats available
  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available

2015 GMC Acadia Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV that's available with front- or all-wheel drive. It can seat seven or eight. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot. The Acadia shares its platform with the Chevrolet Traverse.

New for 2015

SLT-2 and Denali trim levels now have a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • Massive, three-bar grille
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels; 19- and 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rear park assist
  • Available projector-beam high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven or eight
  • 60/40-split bench seat or captain's chairs in second row
  • Available IntelliLink multimedia system
  • Available head-up display
  • Available navigation system
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available heated and cooled front seats

Under the Hood

  • 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine (288 hp for Denali model)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive 
  • 5,200-pound towing capacity

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all rows of seats 
  • Backup camera
  • Available side-impact airbag between front seats
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Available forward collision alert 
  • Available lane departure warning

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 42 reviews

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Love this Suv

by buttacupss from Ohio on November 26, 2017

Needed a family vehicle and for price, look, and performance the Acadia met all of our needs. Gets better gas than it says. I get an avg of 20 miles to a gallon!

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10 Trims Available

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2015 GMC Acadia Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia Denali

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia Denali

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia Denali

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Acadia Denali

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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