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2015 GMC Acadia

$17,301 — $34,373 USED
Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2015 GMC Acadia exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 GMC Acadia
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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&nb...
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

What drivers are saying

4.7
81 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Loving my 2015 GMC Acadia

by DemandingTess from Suffolk, VA on November 14, 2018

I never expected I would own this vehicle - had planned on a minivan for my family but I found the Acadia handles so well and offers plenty of room for my family of four - with room for two more! This ... Read full review

(4.0)

Good all around vehicle

by APRIL C from Bordentown NJ on October 28, 2018

I like the fact that it is a AWD, though I have owned 4WD and wouldn't attempt to take this into deep sand and expect to get out. But it is good with snow and on the road. And has good storage area ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 GMC Acadia currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 GMC Acadia SLE-1

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

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

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

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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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