2017 GMC Acadia Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on August 25, 2016 10:41 AM

Resized, Restyled, Reinvigorated

All-new for 2017, the GMC Acadia 3-row SUV is 700 pounds lighter, slightly smaller and more efficient with an upscale, sophisticated design. While the Acadia had been known as a close relative to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, the Acadia's brand-new platform is now more like that of the Cadillac XT5. As a crossover, its role is to meld the size and usefulness of an SUV with the usability and comfort of a car, and it succeeds. 

Driving it

Smaller, lighter and more maneuverable, the Acadia has a new attitude on the road. During our time with it we remarked, "Although still biased more toward utility than sport, the Acadia’s new platform underpinnings -- including available Continuously Variable Ride Control on Denali models -- also raise its agility index when the going gets twisty while improving overall comfort and confidence during highway cruise mode." Read the rest of our 2017 GMC Acadia full review.

All Terrain

The Denali remains the top-of-the-line luxury model for the Acadia, but for those who want a little more off-road capability, there's the new All Terrain trim level. The V6-powered All Terrain uses a different all-wheel-drive system than the rest of the Acadia lineup, offering the most traction on all surfaces, plus improved capability when climbing hills.

Weighing the Cost

Pricing for the 2017 Acadia starts at a hair under $30,000 and can approach $57,000 for a loaded Acadia Denali. Build and price your own 2017 GMC Acadia to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Acadia Alternatives

There are a lot of SUVs and crossovers out there, and the GMC Acadia may or may not be the best one for you. Check out our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide to see all your alternatives.