2015 GMC Acadia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$33,975-$49,690
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What's New for 2015:

  • Heated steering wheel added to top trim levels
  • New 20-in. aluminum wheel design
  • Three new paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 GMC Acadia is a full-size, 3-row, 8-passenger crossover SUV offering more interior space than the majority of its competitors. Alternatives to the Acadia include the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
There are five different versions of the 2015 Acadia available: SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and Denali.

Choose the SLE-2 and enjoy upgrades including IntelliLink connectivity, front center air bag, 8-way power driver's seat, second-row captain's chairs, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote engine starting, and a power rear liftgate.

The Acadia SLT-1 adds fog lights, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and larger 19-in. aluminum wheels. Inside, leather seats are standard, heated up front, and the SLT-1 includes an 8-way power front passenger's seat, aluminum interior trim, triple-zone automatic climate control, rear audio controls, and a programmable garage door opener. Variable-effort steering is also included for SLT-1 models, while the SLT-2 version installs a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, memory for the driver's settings, heated steering wheel, and power-folding exterior mirrors.

The Acadia Denali tops the lineup with unique styling details, HID headlights, perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-panel sunroof, navigation system, forward-collision warning system, lane-departure warning system, and a head-up display. According to GMC, a special acoustics package makes the Denali quieter inside, and the Denali features standard towing equipment, heavy-duty engine cooling, unique dual exhaust system, and 20-in. aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for all versions of the 2015 Acadia. In the SLE and SLT, it breathes through a single-outlet exhaust system and makes 281 horsepower. In the Denali, an exclusive dual-outlet exhaust system helps the engine to make 288 horsepower.

A 6-speed automatic transmission powers the Acadia's front wheels, and an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional. GMC also provides free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years and 24,000 miles of ownership. Maximum towing capacity for the Acadia measures 5,200 lbs., when properly equipped.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA estimates, the Acadia gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive. Choose the optional AWD system and those numbers drop to 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
GM's OnStar telematics service is standard and is free for the first 6 months of Acadia ownership. Thereafter, a subscription is required. One highlight of OnStar's features includes its Automatic Crash Response technology, which activates in the case of a collision and speeds rescuers to the site of the accident.

All but the base version of the Acadia include IntelliLink technology, which makes it possible to pair a smartphone to the SUV's infotainment system and enjoy voice-control technology, streaming of Internet radio, HD Radio, and more. A navigation system is optional for Acadias equipped with IntelliLink.

A front center air bag is included on all 2015 Acadias except the base model, deploying between the driver and front passenger in order to protect either person from crash forces originating on the opposite side from where they are sitting. To get side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems, buyers should consider the Acadia SLT-2. The Acadia Denali is exclusively equipped with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

What's New for 2015:

  • Heated steering wheel added to top trim levels
  • New 20-in. aluminum wheel design
  • Three new paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 GMC Acadia is a full-size, 3-row, 8-passenger crossover SUV offering more interior space than the majority of its competitors. Alternatives to the Acadia include the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
There are five different versions of the 2015 Acadia available: SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and Denali.

Choose the SLE-2 and enjoy upgrades including IntelliLink connectivity, front center air bag, 8-way power driver's seat, second-row captain's chairs, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote engine starting, and a power rear liftgate.

The Acadia SLT-1 adds fog lights, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and larger 19-in. aluminum wheels. Inside, leather seats are standard, heated up front, and the SLT-1 includes an 8-way power front passenger's seat, aluminum interior trim, triple-zone automatic climate control, rear audio controls, and a programmable garage door opener. Variable-effort steering is also included for SLT-1 models, while the SLT-2 version installs a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, memory for the driver's settings, heated steering wheel, and power-folding exterior mirrors.

The Acadia Denali tops the lineup with unique styling details, HID headlights, perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-panel sunroof, navigation system, forward-collision warning system, lane-departure warning system, and a head-up display. According to GMC, a special acoustics package makes the Denali quieter inside, and the Denali features standard towing equipment, heavy-duty engine cooling, unique dual exhaust system, and 20-in. aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for all versions of the 2015 Acadia. In the SLE and SLT, it breathes through a single-outlet exhaust system and makes 281 horsepower. In the Denali, an exclusive dual-outlet exhaust system helps the engine to make 288 horsepower.

A 6-speed automatic transmission powers the Acadia's front wheels, and an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional. GMC also provides free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years and 24,000 miles of ownership. Maximum towing capacity for the Acadia measures 5,200 lbs., when properly equipped.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA estimates, the Acadia gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive. Choose the optional AWD system and those numbers drop to 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
GM's OnStar telematics service is standard and is free for the first 6 months of Acadia ownership. Thereafter, a subscription is required. One highlight of OnStar's features includes its Automatic Crash Response technology, which activates in the case of a collision and speeds rescuers to the site of the accident.

All but the base version of the Acadia include IntelliLink technology, which makes it possible to pair a smartphone to the SUV's infotainment system and enjoy voice-control technology, streaming of Internet radio, HD Radio, and more. A navigation system is optional for Acadias equipped with IntelliLink.

A front center air bag is included on all 2015 Acadias except the base model, deploying between the driver and front passenger in order to protect either person from crash forces originating on the opposite side from where they are sitting. To get side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems, buyers should consider the Acadia SLT-2. The Acadia Denali is exclusively equipped with forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems.

Available Trims for the 2015 GMC Acadia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33975.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36555.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40820.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42095.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Denali (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 47690.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35975.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38555.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42820.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44095.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49690.00 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
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed seating on first and second rows (Includes (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats.)
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power
  • 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 trim, leather-appointed seating on first and second rows
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • 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.)
  • Steering wheel, heated, leather-wrapped
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Down
  • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed on first and second rows
  • 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 (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls and wood trim, Denali specific
  • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
  • Head-Up Display includes digital multi-function readouts
  • NavTraffic is available in over 130 markets and works with your vehicle's navigation system to give you detailed traffic data right when you need it most - while you're driving. You'll avoid traffic tie-ups, save time and gas by getting alternate routes, and, in some cases, receive traffic speed and drive-time information. Plus, you can use NavTraffic at the same time you're enjoying SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You'll find that once you start using NavTraffic, you won't want to drive without it. (Included and only available with (UI8) Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink or (UI7) Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink and Rear Seat Entertainment. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after tri
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
  • 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, blackwall
  • 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, 4 - 20" x 7.5" (50.8 cm x 19.1 cm) 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 (281 hp [210 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 266 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [359.1 N-m])
  • 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, single outlet
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 3400 rpm [364.5 N-m] with dual exhaust)
  • 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 Directions and Connections plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • 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.)
  • Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM 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
  • Audio system feature, USB port, dual charge only, located rear of center console
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement
  • 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 radio with IntelliLink AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • 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, Color Touch Navigation radio with IntelliLink AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player, 6.5" diagonal touch-screen display, USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system controls, in the rear cargo area

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