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GMC Acadia 2013 review

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2013 GMC Acadia

2013 GMC Acadia review

People prefer SUVs for a wide variety of needs. Vast majority of them like to own one for better passenger accommodation. Some prefer SUVs for off-roading purposes and others get attracted for its rugged and wild look. How about a vehicle, which is a blend of a SUV and a MUV? Yes, I am talking about the 2013 GMC Acadia. The vehicle is a complete package that can offer comfort riding, spacious interiors and utmost performance. This article will offer you a basic review of the vehicle with special mention to the type of variants available, performance aspects and the safety features incorporated.

The vehicle at a glance

I am sure the latest version of GMC Acadia will lure anyone to have a feel of this beast. When it comes to the external appearance, the 2013 GMC Acadia carries a very different look. Worth mentioning features incorporated in the vehicle are the prominent grille, LED running lamps and the peculiarly carved rear glass. The interior offers a true macho feeling with special curves and designs.  Another added utility is the touch screen interface. A 281 HP, V6 engine that can offer you a pleasant and comfortable riding experience, powers the SUV beast.

The variants available

The 2013 Acadia is released under five variants, which are listed as follows- SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali.

The SLE-1 is the base model and is equipped with 18-inch wheels. Some of the basic features incorporated in the base variant are the parking sensors for the rear side, camera equipped for a perfect rearview, cruise control, keyless entry, adjustable steering wheel, audio system with 6-speaker facility and a lot more.

The SLE-2 carries all the above-mentioned features of the base model with added features like power liftgate, a rear view mirror capable of auto-dimming, remote vehicle ignition and the infotainment interface.

The SLT-1 makes use of 19-inch wheels. The added features of this variant is the automatic climate control facility, the steering that make use of the variable effort technology, fog lamps, trip device and Bose audio system.

The SLT-2 is an updated version of the SLT-1 and is equipped with driver memory utilities, power-folding mirrors and other add-on options.

The high-end version is the Denali, which is a more stylized version of the SLT-2. The greatest attraction is the chrome-coated 20-inch wheels. It is also equipped with a well-placed sunroof.

Performance aspects

The GMC Acadia beast carries a powerful 3.6L, V6 engine that is capable of producing a horsepower of 288 and a maximum torque of 270 P-Ft. The V6 engine makes use of a 6-speed automatic transmission system. You may go for either the standard 2-wheel drive or the optional 4-wheel drive. When it comes to the mileage aspects, a front wheel drive vehicle may deliver around 17 mpg in the city driving conditions. Acadia may offer up to 25 mpg on the highways.

Performance aspects

2013 GMC Acadia variants

Safety aspects

The standard safety utilities incorporated in Acadia are the front and side air bags, stability and traction control mechanism and antilock braking system. The SLT-2 and the high-end versions are equipped with blind-spot monitoring capability.

Go for the GMC Acadia, if you are an ardent fan of SUV. The price of the base model is around $34,000 and you will definitely enjoy the comfortable and smooth riding experience of the vehicle.

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