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2012 GMC Acadia Review

Most consumers today are interested in finding cars that fall somewhere in between full size SUVs and minivans and therefore General Motors have come up with their 2012 GMC Acadia which very much falls under the same category. This crossover is definitely going to make the eyeballs roll because designers at General Motors have made sure that this car definitely grabs the attention when you take a first look at it.

2012 GMC Acadia

The 2012 GMC Acadia is not just about looks but also a lot more. Here we will find out more about the other interesting features that are incorporated in this crossover car.

Styling

Car makers are trying to make their new models look better because that is exactly what the consumers want. The style factor is really important for consumers and 2012 GMC Acadia has a very simple elegant look that steals the attention. There are dark trims and metallic trims available along with mahogany trims. The car has been smartly designed to provide better styling and aerodynamics. Hence, you will never disappoint with the kind of looks it has.

Performance

The 2012 GMC Acadia is available in four wheel drive and all wheel drive, but both the models have good performance. This performance comes from the 3.6 liter V6 engine which has direct injection which can produce 288 horsepower. The car also has six speed automatic transmission which might not be quick compare to other cars in the same range, but the shifts are smoother and cleaner for sure. The optional AWD provides more power to the rear wheels which is better for uphill drive. The car performs better than other models because it is heavy and therefore stays to the ground even though it is more agile and smooth at handling. The 2012 GMC Acadia has the EPA rates of 17mpg in city and 24 mpg on the highway in front wheel drives and 16 mpg in city and 23 mpg on the highway in AWD models.

Interiors

General Motors have tried their best to keep the interiors cool and cozy for the drivers as well as the passengers. The interior is tight and calm and provides excellent damping from roadside, wind and below the seat engine noise. All the controls are close to the driver so that it can be handled with one hand and with ease. The seats are very flexible and it can provide accommodation for eight passengers. The front seats for driver and the passenger are firm and have heating and ventilation option. The cushioning of the seat makes the car more comfortable. The second row seats are large and therefore adults can easily fit into it without any problems for leg space. If there is no one in the third row, second row seats can be slide back to enjoy extra leg room. The third row seats are very close to the floor but it definitely provides ample space for adults. With all the seats occupied the cargo space is just 20 cubic feet, but when you fold the second and third row seats the cargo space expands to 115 cubic feet.

Safety

The 2012 GMC Acadia has already been voted as one of the safe cars and has received highest ratings from both NHTSA and IIHS. The car has already been voted as the Top Safety Pick. The car also has other safety features like antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, curtain airbags for the third row. There are rear parking sensors, but blind spot monitors are missing.

Conclusion

The 2012 GMC Acadia is definitely good for those who are trying to look for cars that lie somewhere in between bigger SUVs and smaller minivans. With good fuel economy it is certainly going to capture the middle class consumers. The car also has impressive performance compare to Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse and therefore it will certain get some crowd towards it.

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Published on: August 22, 2011

Filled Under: Autos Reviews, General Motors

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