The latest full size SUV called the 2016 GMC Acadia is not expected to appear with some big changes. Since the 2014 Acadia model came out heavily redesigned, the engineers at GMC are focused on just improving the 2014 model, and presented as the new GMC Acadia 2016, 8-passenger midsize SUV. The changes are light, and they include a bigger palette of exterior colors (two color options more), reduced weight, improved levels and most of the upgrades will be directed towards bettering the overall performance and comfort.
2016 GMC Acadia review
When it comes to exterior, you will see that the new GMC Acadia 2016 is built on the Lambda platform, and thanks to it and its uni-body structure, the car comes with a very low center of gravity. The overall appearance has been highlighted with the restyled front grill as well as the LED powered, headlight configuration, while the back lights will also come with LED upgrades. The future customers can also expect the redesigned rims that will add a touch of sportiness. Furthermore, the usage of metal alloys in the chassis construction will result with the reduced weight of the vehicle, and improved general performance. There are nine 2016 GMC Acadia colors options available: Crimson Red Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White and White Frost Tricoat.
The cabin of the 2016 GMC Acadia will not suffer any big redesigning. It will be upholstered with luxurious leather and highlighted with polished timber. Furthermore, the dashboard will come slightly changed, the centrally positioned infotainment console with an LED touch screen will also be slightly restyled, and the steering wheel will be equipped with Bluetooth phone connectivity switch. The features will also include automatic climate control, navigation and sound systems, leather upholstered heated seats, and speaking of seats, there will be 3 rows of them, and this midsize SUV will be able to accommodate up to 8 adult passengers.
|Wheelbase||118.9 / 3020|
|Overall length||200.8 / 5100|
|Overall width||78.9 / 2004|
|Overall height||72.6 / 1844 (with roof rails)
70.4 / 1788 (without luggage rack )
|Track||67.3 / 1709 (front)
67.1 / 1704 (rear)
|Curb weight||4656 lbs / 2112 kg (FWD)
4850 lbs / 2200 kg (AWD)
|Min. ground clearance||7.6 / 193 (FWD and AWD)|
|Seating capacity||7 or 8|
|EPA passenger vol.||151.8 cu ft / 4298 L|
|Fuel tank||22 gal / 83 L|
GMC Acadia 2016 mpg specs
As far as the engine of the new GMC Acadia 2016 is concerned, there was no reason to change the previous model’s unit, so it will be carried over, and it is the 3.6-liter V6 LLT engine, which is able to generate up to 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The Denali models comes with the same engine as other models but it delivers more power: 7 horses and 4 lb-ft of torque more. This engine comes teamed up with the 6-speed automatic transmission, and it will transfer the power to the front wheels, but AWD will be offered as optional as well. Adequate equipped the 2016 Acadia towing capacity will be around 5,200 pounds. When it comes to fuel economy, the ratings for the FWD are 17/24 mpg and 19 mpg combined, while the AWD ratings are 16/23 mpg and 18 mpg combined.
|Engine||3.6L V-6 SIDI (LLT)|
|Displacement||217 cu in / 3564 cc|
|Horsepower||281 hp / 210 kW @ rpm 6300 (SL / SLE / SLT)
288 hp / 215 kW @ 6300 rpm (Denali)
|Torque||266 lb-ft / 361 Nm @ 3400 rpm (SL / SLE / SLT)
270 lb-ft / 366 Nm @ 3400 rpm (Denali)
|Transmission type||Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed automatic|
|Fuel economy (city / hwy)||17 / 24 (FWD)
16 / 23 (AWD)
|Towing capacity||5200 lbs / 2359 kg|
2016 GMC Acadia release date & price
When it comes to pricing, the new GMC Acadia 2016 comes with a price between $30,000 and $50,000 depending on opted features and chosen trim level, which is pretty much the same price range as the current model. The new model is expected to be seen on the streets in the summer of this year. The 2016 GMC Acadia will have main competitors in Honda Pilot, Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander.