2013 GMC Acadia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$34,050-$47,945
$32,348-$45,548
16 /CITY / 23 /HWY
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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

Exterior Features
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.

Interior Features
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.

Optional Features

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.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had not finalized fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Acadia.

Safety
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.

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

Exterior Features
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.

Interior Features
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.

Optional Features

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.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had not finalized fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Acadia.

Safety
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.

Available Trims for the 2013 GMC Acadia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34050.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35940.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39780.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41200.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Denali (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45945.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36050.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37940.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41780.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43200.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 47945.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat.)
  • Seat trim, premium cloth
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders and storage
  • Cup holders 10 with (ABB) 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) and 12 with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration)
  • Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center , outside temperature indicator and digital compass display
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions (No remote vehicle start provisions.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Lighting, interior ambient light pipe in instrument panel
  • Trim, interior, simulated metallic on instrument panel/console
  • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair. May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration).)
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way power front passenger with manual recline and lumbar control
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Will be substituted with (CJ2) automatic tri-zone climate control when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger (Included with (**2) leather-appointed seats only.)
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Trim, interior, aluminum on instrument panel and steering wheel
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger (Substituted with (KB6) heated and cooled front seats when (**3) perforated leather-appointed seats are ordered.)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Down
  • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed
  • Seats, heated and cooled front seats
  • Floor mats, premium, carpeted front, second and third row, Denali specific
  • Insulation, Acoustic Package, Denali specific
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with wood trim, Denali specific
  • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
  • Head-Up Display includes digital multi-function readouts
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare wheel and tire
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Headlamps, dual halogen projector lamp
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Mirrors, integral spotter for blind-zone
  • Door handles, chrome (Black beltline molding.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Body, manual rear liftgate
  • Body, power rear liftgate
  • Wheels, 4 - 19" x 7.5" (48.3 cm x 19.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P255/60R19 H-rated
  • Fog lamps, front, halogen projector beam
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Door handles, chrome (Bright beltline molding.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
  • Wheels, 20" (50.8 cm) machined aluminum
  • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
  • Fascias, front, Denali specific
  • Grille, signature Denali
  • Sunroof, Dual SkyScape 2-panel power with tilt-sliding front and fixed rear with sunscreen
  • Luggage rack, bright side rails, roof-mounted, Denali specific
  • Moldings, body-color with chrome insert, Denali specific
  • Rocker molding, body-color, Denali specific
  • Headlamps, HID projector low beam, halogen projector high beam
  • Sill plate, illuminated, Denali specific
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with TR14526 FWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (TR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, dual, downturn tailpipe
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Trailering equipment includes (V08) heavy-duty cooling and (VR2) trailer hitch
  • Trailer hitch, factory installed
  • Cooling system, heavy-duty
  • Exhaust, dual, flow through fascia, Denali specific
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic (Included and only available with TV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (TV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
  • Technology Package includes (UV6) head-up display, (RCA) cargo area audio system controls and (TVD) HID projector low beam headlamps
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger, driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio with CD player 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, USB port-receptacle
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete or (U2J) SiriusXM Satellite Radio delete.)
  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio with CD player IntelliLink, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system (Will be substituted with (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound if (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system with sub-woofer (Upgraded to (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks
  • Audio system controls, in the rear cargo area

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