(continued from above)
Acadia, which launched in 2007 as GMC's first crossover and defined a segment
that has since surged in popularity, had the best sales in its five-year history
in 2011. The Denali model, added in mid-2010, broadened Acadia's appeal to
luxury customers with its combination of functionality and style.
"With an award-winning combination of space, capability and fuel-efficiency,
Acadia epitomizes GMC's 'never say never' attitude," said Tony DiSalle, U.S.
vice president of GMC Marketing. "For 2013, our engineers and designers applied
that same attitude to developing the new Acadia."
Acadia retains the interior functionality popular with families, including the
SmartSlide seating system, which allows easy access to the third row for both
seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations. Likewise, both the second and
third row still fold flat for class-leading maximum cargo space, including the
ability to carry 48-inch-wide sheet goods, such as drywall and plywood.
First impressions are everything, and the 2013 Acadia was developed to make a
strong one. A chiseled, three-bar grille sits prominently in the new, more
Diffused LED running lamps lend a premium look to the Acadia and are standard on
all models, regardless of whether standard projector beam or optional HID
headlamps are selected. New taillamp detailing reflects the advancements up
The new Acadia gets other subtle exterior design updates, including wrap-around
rear glass and a new rear spoiler. New 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheel patterns
complement the vehicle's lines and stance.
The Acadia's refined interior uses upgraded soft-touch materials, with French
stitching that adds a tailored look and red ambient light flowing across the
dashboard. SLT and Denali models get aluminum accents on the center console,
doors and dash.
2013 GMC Acadia, interior rear view camera.
GMC Acadia: Review (2/2)