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2014 GMC Acadia Overview
After some minor styling changes and technology upgrades last year, the GMC Acadia remains essentially the same for 2014. Just like it has since its inception in 2007, the Acadia emphasizes comfort, room and safety. It's a family-oriented crossover that is far more comfortable on suburban roads than on any kind of trail.
The 2013 styling changes included a more rugged look for the grille, LED running lights, a new spoiler, revamped taillamps and wraparound glass in the rear. The audio and navigation controls were also updated, as were the cabin materials. A new front-center airbag was added as well, and GMC continued to improve the safety features for 2014 with forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems that now come standard in the top-of-the-line Denali trim and are available for the SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims. All trims also get 2 new USB charge ports in the back of the center console to make sure everyone's phones, games and music can stay powered.
Although the SLE-1 and SLE-2 trims don't have the option to get the new safety technology, they are still very safe options. All trims come standard with front and side airbags for the first row, curtain bags that cover all 3 rows, the front-center airbag (it deploys forward from the right driver's seat), 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, a rear-view camera system and OnStar with 6 months of Directions and Connections service.
GMC also made sure all 2014 Acadias offer plenty of interior features. All trims come standard with remote entry, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a Color Touch Radio with touchscreen, 6-speaker sound system, rear-seat audio controls, 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB port, cloth seating and power windows, locks and mirrors. A navigation system, GMC's IntelliLink (a smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity system) and a rear-seat entertainment system (which includes 10 speakers, Surround Sound and 2 sets of wireless headphones) are available for all trims.
The SLE-2 upgrades include an 8-way power driver's seat, 2-way power passenger seat, second-row captain's chairs, standard IntelliLink, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and remote start. The SLT-1 adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, tri-zone air conditioning, red ambient lighting and aluminum accents (new for 2014). The SLT-2 upgrades include perforated leather and cooled front seats. And the Denali trim gets all those features plus a premium 10-speaker Bose sound system, Dual SkyScape sunroof, heated and cooled second-row seats, chrome mesh grille and 20-inch wheels.
With it's second-row bench, the base SLE-1 can seat up to 8 passengers, while the other trims seat 7. The first and second rows are quite comfortable, but the third row is best suited for kids or small adults. There's 24 cubic feet of storage space behind that third row, and with the second and third rows folded, there's a total of 116 cubic feet of storage space.
Since the Acadia is aimed at families, having the size and features of a minivan is a plus, but it also drives a bit like a minivan, which isn't exactly a compliment. The 3.5-liter V6 engine (288 hp, 270 lb-ft/torque) and 6-speed automatic transmission that come standard in all trims can do enough to pass on the highway, but there's not a lot of power otherwise, and the transmission is hesitant to downshift. The Acadia, however, does handle with a bit more grace than your average minivan or truck. The standard front-wheel-drive versions get 17 mpg city/24 highway and all-wheel-drive versions get 16/23. The Acadia's towing capacity is 5,200 pounds.
by Tim O'Sullivan
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