2015 GMC Acadia

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$33,975

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2015 GMC Acadia
2015 GMC Acadia

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Carlike ride and handling
  • Cargo space
  • Roomy second row
  • Backup camera standard

The bad:

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

5 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Better buy than toyota 4runner

I wanted to buy an overpriced 4runner and instead I bought a 2015 Acadia at 45000 miles this suv pulls more than than the toyota and feels more comfortable. I hope it lasts longer than the Toyota.

4.9

Great Midsized SUV

We have 3 small children and a 6'0 teenager, so we needed an SUV to be able to accommodate all of these specifications. The Acadia Denali has all of that, from heated seats to plenty of leg room for my son. The back row can hold all of the car seats. The kids love the two sun/moon roofs. I have piece of mind that we are all safe as we travel about the state in comfort. We are looking forward to our vacations in this vehicle as we can tow our camper trailer with this SUV as well.

4.3

Transmission delay at 20mph and again at 40mph.

I was advised that this symptom is frequent with 2015 Acadia, especially after 70,000 miles. No known fix. Mechanic recommended replacement. Until there is a recall and fixed, I would not recommend.

See all 121 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
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
Yes
View all cpo program details

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Compare the competitors

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Chevrolet Traverse

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