2012 GMC Acadia

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2012 GMC Acadia Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 GMC Acadia after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 3rd row seats
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 GMC Acadia during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Quality of the interior materials

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 17


23 - 24




6 speed, Automatic


Gas V6


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 GMC Acadia Review

The 2012 GMC Acadia provides class-leading cargo capacity best in class interior space and better highway fuel economy than any competitive 8-passenger SUV. With tasteful chrome trim assertive wheel flares and jeweled headlights GMC's Acadia is an incredible achievement in style and sophistication. Command the road with the robust 288 hp 3.6L direct-injected V6 advance 6-speed automatic transmission and unsurpassed standard torque. Step inside Acadia and you'll find a detailed environment that is refined and inviting and comfortably seating for eight. The Smart Slide seat system allows easy access to the third-row seats and tri-zone automatic climate control ensures the personalized comfort of all passengers. Designed around the driver cleaver innovations like hands free calling and rearview camera system help you efficiently respond to the events of your day. StabiliTrak 6 airbags available All-Wheel Drive system and standard anti-lock brakes are just the beginning of how Acadia was engineered with your family's safety in mind. And OnStar comes standard on every vehicle. A premier crossover that can take on any challenge you send its way. This is the 2012 GMC Acadia.

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