January 24, 2019
Lately, GMC has been hard at work expanding its SUV line up. Doing so has brought car buyers the 2019 GMC Acadia, the perfect mid-size SUV. Since this year’s Acadia is part of the model’s second generation, there are few changes. The company downsized the vehicle slightly, which was a good move because the vehicle is likely to appeal to those who want a sizable SUV without the challenge of parking one.
GMC is offering the 2019 Acadia in four trims levels: the SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. The Acadia comes in a two-row, five-passenger design or a three-row bench seat configuration that has seating for six. Buyers can even get an Acadia that has enough room for seven if they opt for the three-row design with two rows of bench seats.
The SL is the Acadia’s base trim. This model is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, and a 7-inch touchscreen. It also comes with convenience features like keyless entry and ignition in addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The SLE trim features LED running lights, 18-inch wheels, and a power liftgate. Those who purchase an Acadia in the SLT trim will enjoy 20-inch wheels, a leather interior, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. The Denali is the vehicle model’s highest trim level; and this one offers xenon headlights, a hands-free liftgate, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
For safety, GMC is offering standard and optional features like lane departure warning and mitigation systems, along with pedestrian detection and automatic braking when traveling at reduced speeds. Front parking sensors, automatic high beams, and a safety-alert seat vibration system are other safety features available with the Acadia.
The Acadia comes in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In the category of power, the car company is equipping the SUV with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available. Those who spring for the higher-powered engine will enjoy 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
When test driving the Acadia, buyers will appreciate the speed and comfort of the vehicle. With the V6 engine, the Acadia reaches a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 6.3 seconds, which is pretty zippy for a vehicle this size. It also features precision handling and a sensitive braking system. The SUV’s overall feel is excellent.
Those who buy the 2019 GMC Acadia will have one of the nicest mid-size SUVs available on today’s market. With plenty of safety gear and precision handling, car buyers who want to keep their families safe and comfortable should have this vehicle at the top of their lists.