2016 GMC Acadia SUV Release Date, News and Rumors

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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2016 GMC Canyon – Release Date and Info

2016 GMC Canyon Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Diesel – Just recently, the number of compact or midsize pickup trucks wasn’t that diverse. General Motors even halted the production of its Canyon for a couple of years. But guess what! The prodigal son might have forgotten something home and is now with us again for the second consecutive time. I’m talking of the 2016 GMC Canyon. According to reliable sources, the release date of the Canyon should be anytime from October this year. And just like the previous year, the 2016 model is stunning and you will find it appealing in every regard.

2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon

It debuts with the same Chevy Colorado ZR2 platform, therefore, its dimensions are certainly going to be increased in comparison to the model that got discontinued three years ago. You should expect it to be more or less similar in size to Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. The two vehicles also happen to be its biggest rivals.

2016 GMC Canyon front view, red color, grille and headlights

The design and engineering department, according to GMC, have burnt the midnight oil in trying to come up with practical improvements. And even though the vehicle debuts with the same engines as the 2016 model, it’ll still be able to compete favorably with its competitors. Credible sources allege that the new 2016 GMC Canyon is able to tow in upwards of 7000 pounds.

2016 GMC Canyon rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Despite the praised attributes, the truck still comes with some flaws here and there. Though the details aren’t apparent enough, chances are that the price tag is going to be quite a turn off for some. Also, the fuel economy ratings are a cause of concern, but hopefully the issues are going to be resolved before the vehicle finally makes it to the showrooms. The review below is based on the spied 2016 GMC Canyon Denali prototype.

Diesel Price & Release Date – 2016 GMC Canyon

Reliable sources indicate that the base 2016 GMC Canyon should set you back by $22,000, while the well-equipped trims should start at above $27,000. Its release date is set sometime in October this year.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 GMC Canyon

As things stand, we should expect the new vehicle to come in four trims: base SL, Canyon, mid-trim Canyon, and high-on-the-food-chain SLT.

2016 GMC Canyon side angle, alloy wheels

The standard model should come equipped with 16” alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, black-vinyl floor covering, LED daytime running lights, premium audio system, air-conditioning, power windows, power driving seats, a tilt steering wheel, and a rear view camera.

2016 GMC Canyon front
2016 GMC Canyon front

Moving up the trim ladder to the 2016 GMC Canyon adds Bluetooth connectivity, EZ liftgate, keyless entry, voice controls, keyless ignition, color-keyed carpeting, OnStar telematics entertainment, audio input jack, theft-deterrent system, Wi-Fi hotspot, and audio connectivity.

2016 GMC Canyon back
2016 GMC Canyon back

The SLE should get you cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, Siri Eyes Free voice control, auto-dimming rear view camera, 17” alloy wheels, an overhead console, Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, 8” color touchscreen, leather wrapped steering wheel, a rear window defogger, USB charging outlets, satellite radio, premium audio system, a telescopic steering wheel, and IntelliLink infotainment system.

2016 GMC Canyon interior
2016 GMC Canyon interior

Several options should be provided, for instance the All-Terrain package that comes with automatic locking differential, 17” alloy wheels, front heated seats, hill descent control, off-road oriented suspension, all-terrain tires, cloth upholstery, and front recovery hooks. The Convenience package bundles remote start and climate control. Lastly, you should expect the Driver Alert package that comes with lane departure alerts and forward collision warning.

2016 GMC Canyon interior, steering wheel and dashboard

Engine Specs – 2016 GMC Canyon

Under the hood of the new pickup lies a choice of two engines. The first one is the 2.5L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine capable of cranking out 200 hp and 191 pounds of torque. Exclusive for the extended-cab 2WD is the six-speed manual transmission system. With this engine expect a fuel return of 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
While making use of the 6-speed auto transmission, and two wheel drive expect 20/27/22 mpg, and 19/25/21 mpg with an AWD system.

2016 GMC Canyon engine V6

Moving on, the 3.6L V6 should be able to crank out 305 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque and comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. According to EPA ratings, the 2WD V6 powered model should be able to return 18/26/21 mpg, while the AWD system should return 17/24/20 mpg.
Some of the safety technologies to be expected include stability control, side curtain airbags, traction control, antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, rear-view camera, and seat side airbags.


Wheelbase: 10 ft. 8.3 in. (128.3 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 8.4 in. (212.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.3 in. (74.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 101 ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 4550-4900 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 10.2 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Cardinal Red, Copper Red Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs

New 2016 GMC Yukon Denali – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 GMC Yukon Denali Release Date, Price, Review, Interior, Specs – The current GMC Yukon vehicle has only been around for a year now and the 2016 model year is already seeing an update of it. The demands of the competitive market are already high enough and things are stirring at the top of this segment as well, thus many and frequent updates are needed. The highest trim level of the 2016 Yukon car is the Denali trim which does not only come with a Driver Alert Package now, but with many available enhancements and additions to it as well.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali
2016 GMC Yukon Denali

In the looks department not only the Denali but all trim levels are fairly similar to their previous counterparts as many of the feats have been carried over. But there are many changes that were more than necessary and very appropriate to happen. It is not a bad thing to carry some major parts of the car to the next model year as the car is fairly new already and the previous design has still not had much time to age appropriately.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali front angle, grille and headlights

The most major changes actually are concerned about the interior setup and the comfort levels inside. Actually there is a higher level of functionality as the second and third row of seats are removable and foldable and can easily be converted to offer more cargo space for hauling things and transformed back to a setting for hauling people. Read all the specs and information currently available about the new 2016 GMC Yukon Denali vehicle here in this review. Although the new Yukon represents a great vehicle, it is still bested by the top ones such as the Ford Expedition model, Chevrolet Suburban and the newest 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe model.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali, black color, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2016 GMC Yukon Denali exterior

It could be hard to tell the difference between the 2015 and the 2016 base GMC Yukon vehicles as most parts are carried over, except the electronics which is a new addition to the car now. There is a new feature that includes the now easily accessible and easily useable liftgate which you can open using your foot. This feature is a standard one on the Denali trim which you can get it as an optional one on every other trims available. The wheels have also changed and grown and the highest and best level is available for the Denali of course. The GMC Yukon Denali comes with 20-inch wheels as a standard option while the added optional one can grow up to 22-inch ones.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali front
2016 GMC Yukon Denali front

There is an added change which includes using the new color patterns, but they all come at an extra cost. While the Crimson Red Tintcoat is available for all models as an optional color, the White Frost Tricoat is an exclusive choice only possible for use on the Denali trim for now. A special addition now is the Driver Alert Package which enhances the safety of the car. It may be used on the inside but it faces on the outside and keeps you alert for all of the trouble and danger that comes from the outside of the vehicle. The 2016 Yukon Denali is not just a fun car to drive but also a safe one as well.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali back
2016 GMC Yukon Denali back


The inside does also does not features any major dramatic changes. The 2016 GMC Yukon inside is fairly similar to before and as there is a difference between the trims levels of the vehicle, the base one has mostly some similar characteristics to before. But the most important part is that the second and third row if seats is able to fold flat completely. There is a power fold option given as an optional one which makes the job of transforming the back side of the car available for cargo transport. If you are using your Yukon for transporting cargo, the combination of the power folding back side of the car and the added tail gate makes you job much easier and quicker and a lot convenient.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali interior
2016 GMC Yukon Denali interior

On the dash all version have a infotainment screen with the running GMC’s IntelliLink software which enable you to control all the major parts of the vehicle. The SiriusXM satellite radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi services come for free for a period of three moths and can be extended afterwards for regular use. Especially for the Denali trims of the Yukon GMC and upgraded instrument cluster comes available. It comes bearing a second eight-inch display with three selectable themes and even adds an optionally added heads-up display.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali interior, back seats


The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali trim comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine as a standard option. This powertrain is the strongest one available for all trims levels of 2016 Yukon cars now as it is able to produce an output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This is an engine option which comes fitted to a Corvette Stingray car and based alone on that fact you can estimate how powerful the engine can be. The engine also uses the EcoTec3 technology and comes standard with a lot of interesting new features that are added. Active Fuel Management, Variable Valve Timing, and Direct Fuel Injection.  are just some of the addition that boost the performance of the engine.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali engine


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.9 in. (203.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.3 ft³
Curb weight: 5379 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic and Sparkling Silver Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs

Price and release date

The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali trim gets released with the base version. IN fact, the entire fleet gets the same release date all at once and it is going to be offered next year in the beginning of the year, actually somewhere in February. As there are both 2WD and 4WD options of the Yukon Denali available, the former one is priced at $68,415 while the later one can be yours of a price of $71,415 base MSRP.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali front view