2011 GMC Acadia

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The GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV that was introduced for the 2007 model year. Sharing platforms with the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, the Acadia offers seating for up to 8 passengers within its 4-door cabin. The Acadia is built on a carlike unibody platform, giving it a smoother ride than a traditional, truck-based, body-on-frame SUV. It replaced the Envoy in GMC's lineup. For 2011, GMC has introduced a premium Denali trim level for the Acadia, and OnStar telematics, including a free 6-month trial subscription, is now included on all Acadia trims.

The 2011 GMC Acadia is offered in five trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT1, SLT2, and Denali. Base Acadia SL models arrive with air conditioning for the first and second rows, cloth upholstery, cruise control, 6-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. The Acadia SLE trim is upgraded with a power liftgate, remote engine start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone connectivity, back-up camera with the screen integrated into the rearview mirror, and other amenities. The Acadia SLT1 receives leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, heated mirrors, upgraded variable-assist steering, heated front seats, and more. The Acadia SLT2 builds upon the SLT1 with the addition of power passenger seat upgrades, driver seat memory function, towing package preparation, and more. The range-topping Acadia Denali is distinguished by its unique cosmetic treatments, including a new grille, front and rear fascias, and wheel flares. It also features 20-inch wheels, Xenon headlights, and other luxury amenities. Base SL models are only offered with 7-passenger seating, while all other 2011 GMC Acadia models are available with the 8-passenger configuration.

The 2011 GMC Acadia is offered with only one engine choice. The standard power plant is a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 288 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with an all-wheel-drive system optional for those seeking more traction in inclement weather. Properly equipped, the 2011 GMC Acadia is rated to tow up to 5200 pounds. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 GMC Acadia between 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 GMC Acadia SL starts at a base price of around $32,500, and the model range tops out with the Acadia Denali, which starts at around $44,000.


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