The GMC Acadia is available with two engines: a 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, which is standard for the SL, SLE, and SLT-1 trims. The 3.6L V6, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque, is standard on the SLT-2 and Denali trims, and optional for the SLE-1, SLE-2, and SLT-1 trims. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on all Acadias, except the SL base trim.
For the SLE-2 and SLT-1 trims, the All Terrain package includes Hill Descent Control and an advanced all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel-drive models of the SLT-2 and Denali trims also have the option of a specialized suspension and adaptive dampers for improved performance.
Whatever configuration you choose, the GMC Acadia is ready to take on the sport-utility challenge. The base engine is capable, and the V6 offers powerful acceleration. The ride is smooth and controlled, with a well-tuned braking system, relatively light steering, and incredibly tight steering for its size. Though it performs well on snow-covered roads, the All Terrain package improves the Acadia’s capability off-road and in extreme weather.