2011 GMC Acadia User Reviews

2011 GMC Acadia Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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2011 GMC Acadia SLT2 AWD Review
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Ride comfort,quietness,handling, style, huge cargo capacity with back seats down, features, solid feel, ample power, AWD in the snow.

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Cheap interior materials, gas mileage

Jakeaddair
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Almost Got It Right. — Best design GM has ever produced. Large but not too large. Cargo capacity is huge, flat and easily accessible with fold into the floor seats. Third row seats are actually useful for adults. Car rides solidly, smoothly and quietly but is just at home towing and hauling "stuff". The quality of the interior is a real negative in such a well built and thought out design. Power steering pump failed at 110k but GM replaced at no charge. A couple of other recalls but no other issues. The synthetic oil requirement ran the maintenance costs up but, at 130k, the oil still looks clean before each change.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2011 GMC Acadia SLT2 Review
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Fun to Drive, Great Handling

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Price Probably (Can't afford it.)

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Great Ride — This is one of the best SUVs I've ever driven. I've only driven it through renting it at Hertz. The performance is great. Build quality is perfect since it's a rental. I love the appearance. Gas mileage isn't bad. It's definitely fun to drive. The times I've rented it, it's had XM Satellite radio. Great for when you're going out of state and don't feel like shuffling through the stations to find the one you like. I can't really rate maintenance because I don't own one. Pricing rating is based on what I've seen online.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2011 GMC Acadia SLT1 AWD Review
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love everything about this vehicle....

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not any cons that I can see

picsbybecca
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The Family Acadia — This car has gone above and beyond my expectations. After several months of searching for just the right vehicle to handle the needs of a growing family, we decided that the Acadia was the perfect fit. Have never looked back at the purchase and regretted it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2011 GMC Acadia SL AWD Review
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This vehicle has a very comfortable ride and the interior layout maximizes cargo space or passenger hauling abilities very well.

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Gas mileage has not been up to the window sticker.  Interior is a little plasticky.

rhody
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Smooth Riding Vehicle With Plenty Of Room For Your Friends And Your Stuff. — We have had the Acadia for about 9 months and we have put about 17M miles on it. It is my wife's daily driver and I drive it occasionally. I have been very impressed with the way it drives. It is smooth and handles pretty well for such a big vehicle. The turning radius really makes you think it is a smaller vehicle and it is very easy to get in and out of tight parking lots. The added rear sensors and back up camera also help. I drove the vehicle for 12 hours one day and didn't have any problems with comfort. We had the seat heaters added and they are very nice and get nice and toasty. The engine is up to the task and can move this vehicle well enough in pretty much any situation you find yourself in. The cruise control leaves a bit to be desired as it does not do a good job of maintaining speed up and down hills. This can get you in trouble if you set it on the higher end and then are heading down a hill; you will be speeding pretty well by the bottom of that hill.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2011 GMC Acadia SLT2 Review
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The ammenaties, and the entertainment system is state of the art!

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The paint apparently..  I purchased the "protective" coating for the paint a purchase time, and 6 months later, had places on the hood and roof where bird crap had eatin the paint off clear down to the metal.  Wash the vehicle at minimum, every two weeks..  Coating company did repaint the hood and roof..

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2011 Gmc Acadia — Great looking car, with lots of room. Was an excellant upgrade to our Envoy.. Perfoms great, has great accelaration, and very stable with a smooth ride. Cost is a little pricey for even the base models, but 0% for 60 made it worth the purchase..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 GMC Acadia Denali AWD Review
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Body style is very nice, as good as any I have seen

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carbuyerca
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Still A Nice Unit If You Can Afford The Rising Cost Of Fuel. — Solidly built vehicle, lots of zip, nice handling, beautiful appearance outside, could use a bit more refinement on the inside, to similar to the regular Acadia in style except for the wood grain. Mileage could be a bit better but not to bad.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2011 GMC Acadia SLT1 AWD Review
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Love this vehicle.  Spacious enough for a family of 5 traveling yet not horrible on gas mileage

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jmvold
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Great Suv For Family — Love this vehicle. Vehicle handles well in winter weather. All wheel drive is great. Spacious enough for a family of 5 traveling. good on gas mileage for the amount of space available and all wheel drive. Audio system is good

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2011 GMC Acadia Denali Review
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Cargo capacity, power, handling, and looks are top notch.

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fuel economy is a little less than expected once you get over 70MPH

ParkerZ06
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In The Denali Trim,it Looks Better Than Most Cookie Cutter Versions. — The Denali version of the Acadia is the premiere luxury model and it really shows. The Denali option package brings out the options anyone could ever need. This luxury atmosphere is further enhanced bu the fact that there are not many SUV's that can haul as much stuff as a full sized pickup and all your items be completely dry once the move is over. It can transport 7 passengers in comfortable and style like many will do but there is a sense of elitism that oozes from the Denali version of this Acadia. Some of the negative issues I have encountered are the changing of light bulbs and one squeaky speaker cover on the driver side A pillar. The past 13 months owning the vehicle has been more on the positive side than the negative. Oil life is commendable, tire wear is less than usual once you get the right pressure in them,( we rode most of the year underinflated). All in all I would highly recommend the Acadia as long as you do your research to find a good low mileage 2010-2012. The newer ones only give you the front and rear fascia changes that actually detract from the look of the Denali trim.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2015 GMC Acadia Reviews

Great Overall Vehicle, This Is The 2nd Acadia We Have Owned By PThomann

I like the looks and handling of this vehicle and like this model much better than than the 2010 model we traded for this one. This vehicle is very stylish, roomy and fun to drive. I especially like... Read More

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2014 GMC Acadia Reviews

Nice Suv By Country860

We rented a GMC Arcadia for a vacation. We drove from CT to Al and then to Fl. Then we drove from Fl back to Ct. It had plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 kids with lots of luggage. It was very good on... Read More

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2012 GMC Acadia Reviews

Awsome Ride By Tmartin_77

The best thing about the Acadia Denali is its looks. The White Diamond Tri-coat color is the best color I have ever seen on a car. The Acadia also has plenty of room for 7 passengers with a large co... Read More

Acadia By TEagle

I love this vehicle. It is a perfect family car with the leather seats and DVD entertainment system. Rides and drives great. It is not too bad on gas for its size. The remote start is also a great fea... Read More

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2010 GMC Acadia Reviews

Great 8 Passenger Family Suv By TaylorsDave

This SUV offers a great deal of space for its size. Offers a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride. Second and third rows are very configurable and easy to arrange. Premium Bose sound system really deliv... Read More

Awesome Suv By Marco1313

My family and I really enjoyed this car, especially to go camping, for the outdoors and trips in general, this SUV is great, we totally recommend it. It gives good miles per gallon, is very comfortab... Read More

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2009 GMC Acadia Reviews

Powerful Family Car. By 2008rlctx

We kept the car about two years. Would be happier with better MPG out of the engine this size, but never lacked in power. The DVD and Navigation are nice to have and the Bose Speakers are phenomenal. ... Read More

Sleek And Safe By Seg19524

I have loved Acadia's since the first time I laid eyes on them! I looked for a very long time for mine and it is absolutely everything I wanted. I love the way it handles and just grips the road. It ... Read More

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