2016 GMC Acadia

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2016 GMC Acadia
2016 GMC Acadia

Key specs

Base trim shown


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
  • Hulking size hurts maneuverability

6 trims

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Notable features

  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Airbag between front seats available
  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available

2016 GMC Acadia review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV that is related to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. It’s available with front- or all-wheel drive and can seat seven or eight people. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot.
New for 2016
The standard OnStar communication system gains 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot that can support up to seven devices (data subscription required). A new SL base trim level has been added to the lineup, which still has SLE, SLT and Denali models.
Significant Standard Features

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Touch-screen audio system
  • Backup camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 116 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels 
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Head-up display
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Forward collision alert 
  • Lane departure warning
  • Center airbag between front seats

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Just what my family needed

This vehicle is exactly what my family of 7 was in need of. The great price sealed the deal. We couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase


My favorite vehicle yet!

I bought the Denali back in October and I love everything about it, all the features and creature comforts and i especially love the styling, both in and out, all the shiny chrome and satin metal! I bought this because I love how big it is and I needed something to haul things around and it works perfectly. I did a lot of research on this vehicle before I purchased, I especially did an in-depth look at the reliability because it's a GM product and I must say that this vehicle is known to have AC troubles and that was the case with mine and since it's winter i haven't gotten that done yet but I will in the spring, but I went into this knowing it was a possibility so I'm not too bummed out about it and I took that risk, other than that the reliability has been solid no issues and mine has 60k miles! I also compared the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse because I know they're very similar but I liked this the most.


Great car

Went looking for a reliable used car and this one exceeded my needs. Looks great, drives great, and has more bells and whistles than I expected

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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