2016 GMC Acadia SUV Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 GMC Acadia SUV review

2016 GMC Acadia SUV Release Date, Review, Colors, Specs – The new 2016 GMC Acadia comes chock full of novelties including a generous passenger space, increased cargo space, comfortable ride, and improved performance. We should expect the vehicle’s release date sometime before this fall.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV side angle, red color, alloy wheels

The Acadia model is set to soldier into its ninth year since it debuted during the Bush administration despite having full redesigns spanning in over six years. The vehicle remains a top pick even in the face of thoroughly impressive competitors.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV 
2016 GMC Acadia SUV

The vehicle comes with impressive interior space in comparison to other vehicles in its segment, and even full-size adults can fit comfortably in the backseat. Also, it comes with more cargo space than most mid-size Sports Utility Vehicles and minivans. The driving dynamics are impressive and offers a quiet ride even at top speeds.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV side view, black color, alloy wheels and headlights

On the flipside, though, the massive vehicle is harder to maneuver in tight spaces, while its sprint from standstill to 60 mph isn’t as impressive as some of its rivals. And therefore, other alternatives should be considered. They include Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger 2016, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 GMC Acadia SUV

The three-row 2016 GMC Acadia crossover Sports Utility Vehicle comes in base SLE, mid-trim SLT, and top-of-the-line Denali. The SLT and SLE are further subdivided.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  front
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  front

Expect the 2016 GMC Acadia SLE-1 to come equipped with roof rails, satellite radio, a rearview camera, a leather wrapped steering wheel, 18” alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, Wi-Fi hotspot, premium audio system, auxiliary audio jack, OnStar telematics, rear parking sensors, cloth upholstery, and a touchscreen electronics interface.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  back
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  back

The 2016 GMC Acadia SLE-2 comes fitted with an eight-way power driver’s seat, Intellink electronics interface, auto-dimming rearview camera, front-middle airbag, and a power liftgate.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV interior, leather rear seats

The 2016 GMC Acadia SLT-1 should come equipped with a 10-speaker audio system, 19” wheels, rear headphone jacks, automatic climate control, simulated leather, front heated seats, heated mirrors, and an eight-way power passenger seat.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV  interior
2016 GMC Acadia SUV  interior

The SLT-2 list of features include heated steering wheel, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot warning, power folding mirrors, and driver memory settings. Additionally, several packages are offered including the Technology package and Open Road package. The former comes bundled with cargo area audio controls, a heads-up display, and xenon headlights.  As for the latter package, expect a navigation system, forward collision warning, heated and cooled front seats, and lane departure warning system.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard, lcd screen

As for the top-of-the-line The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali, expect dual-pane sunroof/moonroof, 20” wheels, power adjustable wood-trimmed steering wheel, extra sound-deadening materials, and special exterior styling.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV trunk


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.6 in. (193.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.4 in. (75.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 12.8 ft³
Curb weight: 3956 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 8.6 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 5,200 lbs

The 2016 GMC Acadia Engine Specs

A 3.6L V6 comes equipped under the hood of a GMC Acadia for 2016. The engine is mated to a 6-speed auto. The engine output stands at 281 hp and 266 pounds of torque. However, the plush Denali is able to crank out 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque because of the additional exhaust. The FWD is provided as a standard system, while the AWD is optional for all the trims.

Our test drive of Chevy’s Traverse resulted in a sprint to 60 mph from standstill in 8.1 seconds. Moreover, sharing the same engine as the Acadia is the Buick Enclave, which accelerates to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

2016 GMC Acadia SUV engine

When the 2016 GMC Acadia is properly equipped, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,200lbs. As per EPA ratings, expect 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined irrespective of the drive system you choose, but the AWD dims the city/highway ratings by 1 mpg.

Some of the safety technologies and equipment to expect from the invigorated vehicle include side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, traction control, a rearview camera, and front seat side-impact airbags.

Furthermore, the OnStar system comes bundled with stolen vehicle locator, automatic crash notification, remote door lock, and on-demand roadside assistance.

Date Of Release & Price – The 2016 GMC Acadia

2016 GMC Acadia SUV front view, exterior, headlights and grille

According to the official price catalogue from Acadia, expect the base The 2016 GMC Acadia SL to set you back by an MSRP starting from $30,975, the SLE-1 – $34,175, the SLE-2 – $36,755, the SLT 1 – $41,020, the SLT-2 – $42,295, while the top-of-the-line The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali should go for sale with an MSRP of $47,890.

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