The All-New 2017 GMC Acadia Gains Refined Power and Efficiency
The new Acadia is a 318 Kg lighter, more efficient crossover aimed at heart of its segment
DUBAI – The all-new 2017 Acadia offers customers a reimagined premium mid-size SUV aimed to cater to a wide range of demands. Available in five-, six- or seven-passenger configuration, the 2017 Acadia is lighter, and equipped with a state of the art powerful and more efficient V6 engine.
The all-new Acadia presents a more refined experience, in everything from the responsive feel of the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive features. It carries and builds on the main attributes Acadia pioneered almost a decade ago, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.
In addition, a new, available 3.6L V-6 engine is more powerful and efficient than the outgoing model, while offering over 1800 Kilograms of estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is certified at 310 horsepower and offers a fuel consumption level of 11.2 L/100km on the combined cycle for the FWD models and 11.7 L/100km for AWD.
Moreover, the Acadia’s new V6 features direct injection, variable valve timing as well as Active Fuel Management (Cylinder Deactivation), and pairs with a six-speed automatic transmissions and an electronically controlled drive mode selector.
Built on a new, lighter body structure, the 2017 Acadia’s driving dynamics are more responsive, while its shorter length and narrower width enable greater maneuverability, for easier turning in parking decks and easier parking in home garages.
The body structure incorporates press-hardened, high-strength steels, which allowed thinner components in some areas offering comparable or better crash performance than conventional materials. They also help reduce the base curb weight by 318 kilograms, compared to the outgoing model.
The new Acadia retains a front-drive layout with available all-wheel drive. All models feature a new drive mode selector, which allows the driver to alter chassis and powertrain attributes to suit a variety of driving conditions. Front-drive models offer Normal (2x4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.
The AWD disconnect mode effectively disconnects the rear axle from the drive system to save fuel. On-demand AWD capability can be reapplied on the go by switching the drive mode selector to 4x4 mode.
The combination of the most efficient V6 powertrains in the marketplace, with a considerably lighter body structure and a spaciously modular, highly connected interior, make the Acadia a compelling package for individuals and families on the go.