If a midsize crossover with exceptional handling, a spacious interior and plenty of features that come standard sounds like a good thing, there might be a 2019 GMC Acadia in your future. When you buy the Acadia at a dealership like the Rutherfordton GMC dealer, you can select it configured to seat from five to seven passengers. The Acadia is very fuel efficient, so you won’t have to make as many trips to the gas pump as you would with rivals in the same class. These are just a few of the reasons to place the GMC Acadia at the top of your shopping list.
The Acadia rides on the same platform as the Cadillac XT5, which explains why this SUV handles so well. Inside, you’ll find an impressive cabin filled with an inspiring array of technology features. Buyers at Rutherfordton GMC looking for an extra degree of style and comfort can choose the new Black Edition, which adds darkened details to the SLT trim to deliver even more excitement.
The automotive press gives the 2019 GMC Acadia high marks. Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com wrote: “While there are plenty of competent midsize-utility vehicles, the 2019 GMC Acadia is a standout, thanks to its distinctively urban appearance, extensive array of safety and infotainment technologies and its range of seating and powertrain options.”
The Acadia comes in four trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. The SL is only available as a special order and there’s a wait while it’s custom-built, so most buyers will want to start with the SLE. The SLE and SLT each have two subtrims, which carry -1 and -2 designations. Configurations include a five-passenger version with two rows, as well as six- or seven-passenger variants with three rows. A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the lineup. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available.
The Acadia SL, SLE and SLT-1 trims employ a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that puts out 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy for this unit with front-wheel drive is 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway.* With all-wheel drive, those figures are 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
The SLT-2 and Denali are motivated by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 310 hp and 271 lb.-ft. This engine is available on the SLE-2, SLT-1 and the SLE-1 with all-wheel drive. This engine checks in with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway for models with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
Standard features for the SL include automatic climate control with three zones, keyless unlock and start, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, a 7-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a five-year subscription to OnStar Basic and five USB ports. Additionally, the SL comes with a safety alert system for the rear seat that alerts drivers to check the rear seat for the presence of a child.
The SLE and SLT trims get leather upholstery, navigation, a power liftgate, Intellilink, an 8-inch touchscreen, a Bose premium audio system and satellite radio.
The upper Denali trim comes with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and navigation. The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera and forward automatic braking.