All new 2017 GMC Acadia

Reimagined family crossover

GMC introduced the all new 2017 Acadia - a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer greater versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.

The new Acadia offers more efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.

The new Acadia goes on sale later this year; almost a decade after its original introduction and coming off of its strongest sales year ever in 2015 - with 96,393 deliveries worldwide.

The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.

The new Acadia is 318 kilograms lighter than the current model, which pays dividends with fuel efficiency.

A new, available 3.6 liter V6 engine is more powerful and efficient than the current model, while offering over 1800 kilograms of estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower and 9.41 L/100 km highway (FWD models - EPA estimate not available).

The Acadia's new engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing, and both are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions and an electronically controlled drive mode selector.

The new Acadia offers a greater emphasis on refinement, while remaining instantly recognizable with an evolution of the vehicle's signature, 'Commands Respect' design cues such as a chrome-trimmed grille, squared off and flared wheel arches and wraparound rear side windows with dark D-pillars.

New dimensional grilles and wraparound headlamps - HID lamps on Denali and halogen projectors on other models - reinforce the confident, refined appearance, while standard LED signature lighting on all models reflect GMC's premium attributes. Complementing C-shape rear lighting graphics add a cohesive detail to the design.

Premium cues distinguish the Acadia Denali. Like all Denali models, it features a dimensional chrome grille, along with integrated chrome side trim, chrome-accented door handles, a chrome lower-rear fascia and specific six-spoke wheels.

Inside, all Acadia trim levels feature unique interior color and trim combinations and incorporate authentic aluminum trim.

As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features to protect them, as well as the latest technologies to keep them connected. They are available depending on the model and include:

  1. New Front Pedestrian Braking
  2. New Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (standard on SLT-2 and Denali)
  3. New Forward Automatic Braking (available on Denali)
  4. New Following Distance Indicator
  5. New IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high beam control
  6. New Surround Vision camera system
  7. New Safety Alert Seat
  8. Forward Collision Alert
  9. Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  10. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  11. Front and Rear Parking Assist


Wheelbase (mm)




Turning radius

Curb weight

2017 Acadia




1745 (w/o mast, w/ roof rack)


1794 (est. - FWD)

2016 Acadia




1844 (w/o mast, w/ roof rack)


2112 (FWD)


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