What's New for 2013:
- Restyled exterior
- Updated interior
- Front center air bag
- Standard reversing camera
- Available side blind-zone alert system
- Available rear cross-traffic alert system
- Color Touch touch-screen radio and navigation systems
- Revised transmission and suspension
- Fresh color choices
The updated 2013 GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV sold in SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. The Acadia has been restyled for 2013, adding a new grille, fog lights, LED running lights, and LED taillights. The rear glass features a new wrap-around treatment, and redesigned aluminum wheels debut.
The GMC Acadia can seat up to 8 passengers. For 2013, the interior includes additional soft-touch surfaces, ambient lighting, and a Color Touch touch-screen radio with a USB port. Maximum cargo capacity measures 115.9 cubic feet.
Depending on the trim, the Acadia can be equipped with leather upholstery, IntelliLink smartphone pairing with Bluetooth music streaming, triple-zone automatic climate control, Dual SkyScape sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, Bose 5.1 surround-sound audio system, and a power rear liftgate.
Under the Hood
Every 2013 Acadia is equipped with a direct-injection, 3.6-liter V-6 engine generating 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. GMC claims that 90% of peak torque is available between 2,500 and 6,000 rpm, and that the Acadia can tow up to 5,200 pounds. A 6-speed automatic transmission directs the power to the front or to all four wheels, and includes features such as automatic grade braking and hill-start assist.
As this overview was written, the EPA had not finalized fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Acadia.
The 2013 GMC Acadia is equipped with a new front center air bag that deploys to protect the driver or front-seat passenger from crash forces originating on the opposite side of the vehicle from where they are sitting. Also standard are 6 other air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control system with roll mitigation technology, and a reversing camera.
GMC's full-size crossover SUV is also equipped with an electronic brake pedal override system designed to eliminate the possibility that the Acadia could accelerate with the brake pedal depressed. Also included is a free 6-month trial subscription to OnStar with Automatic Crash Response service, while the Acadia Denali trim adds side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert technologies. These features are optional on other Acadia trim levels.
As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 GMC Acadia.