Acadia follows, as one of the smallest three-rowed SUVs on the market. Designed to match the needs of people who only on occasion require the use of a third row, the Acadia is a niche-SUV.
As of last year, the model got curvier and less threatening-looking, which made it far more appealing to a wider target than before. The current model, although milder in appearance, still has a hint of unapologetic masculinity that’s sure to keep the regular customers still interested.
Cargo space with all three rows up is not great, at 12.8 cubic feet, but it can grow up to a whopping 79 cubic feet if you fold the last two rows down.
There are two engines to choose from, a 2.5-liter inline-4 that will give out 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, as the base model, and a 3.6-liter V-6 at an impressive 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains are paired with a flawless 6-speed automatic.
The SL basic trim level is anything but basic, as it comes with tons of safety features like 7 airbags, anti-lock brakes, a rearview camera and a nifty rear-seat detection system that will, you know, alert you if you forgot your child or pet in the back seat. GM helps, GM does not judge...
Tech standard features are also plenty. A 7.0-inch touchscreen equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay plus three-zone automatic climate control are found on every Acadia. Things get really interesting when you upgrade to the SLE trim level though. The price difference is negligible, and you’ll get options like an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and remote start fitted onto your car.
And now for the big guns, the Yukon. By far the largest in GM’s SUV lineup, it can not only comfortably drive 7 people around town, but it can tow up to 8500 pounds while doing it. A serious car, for serious needs.