Nice balance of size, performance, and MPG
April 27, 2019
I have been a fan of these mid-size SUVs since the original Equinox in 2005. They provide a good balance between size and performance. I have not liked what Chevrolet did to the interior of the Equinox in subsequent revisions, specifically the center console. I've felt quite cramped in the newer versions, which is why in 2014 I purchased a Kia Sorento. The Sorento had an amazing level of comfort, a little more room, and better MPG. In 2019 it was time to replace the Sorento, and much like Chevy did with the Equinox, Kia has widened the center console on their newer models, which lead me to looking at new models again. This led me to the GMC Acadia.
First and foremost, I love the aggressive styling of the nose. It's amazing to look at. The cabin is quite nice, even on the SLT-2 package. While the center console is a little wide, and doesn't provide some of the storage of the Sorento it is replacing, it overall provides a solid feeling without being cramped.
Even with the 4-cylinder engine I was a little disappointed in the MPG. Where the Sorento and Equinox can see highway MPG averages of 26-30MPH the Acadia tops out at 24-26MPG. For a smaller engine that should have better mileage, this is one of the areas where I am a little disappointed.