2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

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    2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender



    Of all the new crossovers to hit the market in the last year, none has undergone more drastic changes than the 2017 GMC Acadia.

    Like its fraternal twins, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, the Acadia was always a bit of a bloated and awkward entry in the market, offering a similar amount of space to the GMC Yukon without the sheer utility. However, all that changes for 2017, with the Acadia downsized significantly to slot neatly into the midsize segment.

    Outside of its name, this new Acadia proffers very little that ties it to its predecessor. More than seven inches (178 millimeters) was chopped from its overall length and wheelbase, while almost four inches (102 mm) was removed from its width and height. The result is a right-sized offering that now registers as one of the smaller entries in the segment. Measuring 193.6 (4,917 mm) from tip to tail, the Acadia certainly isn’t small but it’s noticeably smaller than competitors like the Ford Explorer. The biggest return on the Acadia’s downsizing investment is at the scales, with roughly 700 lb (318 kg) cut from its curb weight.
    Read more about the 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender at AutoGuide.com.

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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

    6 speed = loss. Hey, it's shiny and new but the only thing new is the AWD system. The weight loss picked up no serious gains.
    6 speed transmissions are the future

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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

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    6 speed = loss. Hey, it's shiny and new but the only thing new is the AWD system. The weight loss picked up no serious gains.
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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

    Quote Originally Posted by AutoGuide.com View Post
    It's April, and you're already doing a car of the year award?

    Please throw yourself headfirst into a wood chipper.

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    Dead. Deader than AutoGuide after the wood chipper spits out its shoes.

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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

    My friend went to look at the Acadia - liked it but found the price ballooned when he want to add some options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
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    I chose that signature when I first learned the New Acadia was coming out with the 6 speed.
    6 speed transmissions are the future

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    Is it a foregone conclusion the Acadia will get the 9 speed for MY 2018? I have an Equinox lease that I'm looking to turn in this summer. I can stretch it to September if that means I'll get the 9 speed with 3.6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    My friend went to look at the Acadia - liked it but found the price ballooned when he want to add some options.
    A week or so ago Laura Buick GMC had over $12k off the Denali. We are still 15 months out on our lease or I would have bought one for the wife.

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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

    Contender eh? Let's see it win.

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    Awards are nice but this thing is already winning in the sales department...That is all that matters to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briandors View Post
    Is it a foregone conclusion the Acadia will get the 9 speed for MY 2018? I have an Equinox lease that I'm looking to turn in this summer. I can stretch it to September if that means I'll get the 9 speed with 3.6.
    the 9 speed may mean more gear hunt on hilly roads. the 6 spd doesn't do that in our srx.

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    Re: 2017 GMC Acadia: AutoGuide.com Utility of the Year Contender

    I feel like the upcoming terrain is more upscale looking than the acadia. it doesn't look like they reached enough with the acadia. reminds of the second gen edge when it came out a few years ago. not any nicer than the edge it replaced. the interior is especially a let down in the acadia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Contender eh? Let's see it win.
    Not even close. Too pricey. AT version we had was 53K canadian, fuzzing F-pace money.
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