The model in the middle is the Acadia. Benefiting from a recent exterior redesign that added lots of curves, the Acadia had its aggressive-masculine vibe subdued, but not smothered. The new look makes it appealing to a much broader audience, and that's excellent news since SUVs are family vehicles by nature, so they'll need approvals from both spouses before purchase.
Not the most spacious of SUVs, it can still sit up to 7 people inside, but the third row is not exactly welcoming, and that’s a GOOD thing. It is because the Acadia was built for those that need the third row occasionally. It’s made to serve a particular niche, and if you happen to be part of it, there couldn’t be a better option, as a small crossover would be too little for your needs and you wouldn’t need a huge SUV either.
Cargo space is of 12.8 cubic feet with all rows up and if you fold them down it increases to a respectable 79 cubic feet.
Two engine choices available in the form of a 2.5-liter inline-4 that will produce 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, plus a 3.6-liter V-6 with a mighty 310 horsepower output and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both are paired with an excellent 6-speed automatic that delivers the power from the engine to the wheels flawlessly.
Since the Acadia is a family car, a lot of emphases was put on safety. Even the base model comes with a standard list of safety features that include 7 airbags, anti-lock brakes, a rearview camera and a rear-seat detection system that will make you aware you left a child or pet in the back of the car when you exit. It's not for GM to judge, but to help you not forget your kids in one of their vehicles.
The list of standard features is completed by a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, three-zone automatic climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels. That's with the entry SL trim level.
Upgrade that to the SLE and your car will be fitted with an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and remote start capability.