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2016 GMC Acadia

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$17,456 — $30,796 USED
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Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
17-18 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
  • Hulking size hurts maneuverability
2016 GMC Acadia exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 GMC Acadia
  • 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

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2016 GMC Acadia Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

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

What drivers are saying

4.4
58 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

Do not buy GMC Acadia

by Sorry Acadia Owner from Weston on October 28, 2019

After 25 years of buying & driving non-american cars, I decided to give USA a try and bought a 2016 GMC Acadia SLT. Over the past 2 years major items started to fail. The first was the power steering ... Read full review

(5.0)

Amazing power and abundant space

by Coingal from Shavertown, pa on October 16, 2019

I needed space for work reasons and this car fit perfect! It’s fun looking and comfortable to drive in. The abundant space is perfect for a family or sales person. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 GMC Acadia currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 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

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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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