Atlantis Blue Metallic 2014 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD 6-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 SIDIAwards:* 2014 KBB.com Brand Image Awards*****MOSSY MOVES YOU*****Reviews:* Need room for eight, space for lots of cargo or some mix of both but donâ€™t want the gas consumption or heft of a full-size SUV? Definitely donâ€™t want a minivan? Give the 2014 GMC Acadia your attention. Source: KBB.com* Compliant ride; massive cargo area; seating for up to eight passengers; top crash test scores. Source: Edmunds* The 2014 GMC Acadia personifies a never say never attitude with its flexible, accommodating space and functionality. Featuring distinctive, bold lines, a confident stance, the Acadia comes with aluminum wheels and automatic on/off headlamps. Body color moldings keep a sleek uniform look. Additionally, there are roof-mounted luggage rails to make family outings as convenient as possible. The interior of the Acadia features attractive trim accents and a soft instrument panel wrap, as well as soothing ambient lighting accents. Additionally, there is underfloor storage behind the flat-folding third row. Rear Park Assist aids by providing audible warning sounds as the rear of the vehicle approaches an object. That, combined with a Rear Vision Camera, makes those complicated parking situations a breeze. A USB port allows you to connect a supported music device for your listening pleasure. All 2014 Acadia models now include two USB ports on the rear of the center console for charging phones and other portable devices. The Acadia is driven by a 3.6L V6 Engine capable of 288 hp at 6300 rpm. Plus, the torque is more than enough to handle a small boat or trailer. The Acadia also affords you the option of a 6-speed AWD automatic transmission or a 6-speed FWD automatic transmission. The dual exhaust allows for an even exhaust flow and are intentionally turned down to prevent any protrusion from the body. The Acadia gives you the extra peace of mind with its host of safety features. An array of air bags protects you from all angles. The StabiliTrak system aids in driving in low traction situations, to keep you in control at all times. The 4-wheel antilock disc brakes grant you the stopping power that you need. Finally, a tire pressure monitoring system keeps you informed via the instrument panel, so you never have to second guess when it is time for a refill. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The GMC Acadia doesn't see any major changes for 2014. The Denali gets Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning standard.
The Acadia comes in three distinct trim levels: SLE, SLT and Denali. All come standard with three rows of seating for either seven or eight passengers. In 7-passenger models, two captain's chairs are equipped in the second row, while 8-passenger models feature a 60/40 split folding bench seat in the second row. With all rear seats folded down, cargo capacity is an impressive 117 cubic feet.
Front-wheel drive is standard on the Acadia, with all-wheel drive optional, and all models are powered by a 3.6L V6 making 288 horsepower and 270 ft-lb of torque. A 6-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, and front-drive models return 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel-drive models return 16 and 23. All Acadia models are capable of towing up to 5,200 pounds when properly equipped.
The Acadia is best suited for paved roads, and its 4-wheel independent suspension and uni-body construction help to provide a comfortable ride in nearly every driving condition. When equipped, the all-wheel-drive system runs at 90% power to the front wheels, 10% to the rear, but when things get slick it shifts more traction to the rear wheels.
Standard features on the SLE include remote keyless entry, daytime LED running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, windows and door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a 6.5-inch color touch screen with audio controls, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a 6-speaker stereo, rear park assist, rear camera and more. SLT models add amenities such as 19-inch alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat, automatic tri-zone climate control, a Bose 10-speaker stereo system, heated front seats and a side blind spot alert. Finally, the top-of-the-line Denali offers 20-inch alloys, satin chrome accents, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, heated and cooled front seats, leather seating in the first two rows, a head-up display that projects driver information such as speed, RPM, audio selection and more on the lower windshield and a 2-panel power sunroof. It also adds Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning as newly standard for 2014.
A Technology Package for SLT models includes the head-up display, HID headlights and rear cargo area audio controls, a favorite for tailgating.
All Acadias offer incredible standard safety features such as StabiliTrak, a tire-pressure monitor, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and OnStar. SLE models are equipped with six airbags, while SLT and Denali models include a seventh, the industry-first front center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger from the inboard side of the driver's seat.