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Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

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Combined Fuel Economy
17 MPG
KBB.com Expert Rating
3.5 
KBB.com Consumer Rating
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Pros

The Acadia Limited is a good call for those looking for 8-passenger seating plus good cargo space, but without the size and expense of a full-size body-on-frame SUV. Decent fuel economy, good safety ratings and a pleasantly comfortable interior are icing on the cake.

Cons

Two things might dissuade you from the Acadia Limited. If you need big towing numbers or off-road ability, the body-on-frame GMC Yukon is what you need. Also, if you demand the latest and greatest gadgets -- like adaptive cruise control -- you might find the Acadia Limited...limiting.

What's New For 2017

The 2017 Acadia Limited is technically a new model, but it's really last year's GMC Acadia, repurposed to give this bigger model new life alongside the all-new, smaller, 2017 GMC Acadia.

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Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Expert Review

The 2017 GMC Acadia Limited isn't the new Acadia, it's the old Acadia with a new-ish name. GMC is keeping the old model around alongside the new one for buyers who need the kind of 8-passenger, big-cargo capability that the new Acadia lacks. However, the Acadia Limited is still a solid crossover SUV. Compared to rivals like the Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe, the Acadia Limited offers considerably more passenger space, and a bunch of cargo space even behind the third row. It's comfortable and quiet inside, making it a good companion for long road trips. If you can overlook things like old-school interior trim and the dated infotainment system, the Acadia Limited has a lot to offer.

Driving the Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

Considering that the only new thing about the Acadia Limited is the word "Limited" on the name, this vehicle has actually been on sale now for a solid 10 years. That's an eternity in the car world, but what's surprising is how well this big crossover SUV has held up against increasingly stiff competition. The ride remains comfortable, the cabin quiet at speed, and the big interior easily accommodates eight people and their stuff, thanks to the large cargo space behind the third row. The 3.6-liter V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission don't exactly impart an air of urgency to moving the Acadia Limited, but it has no trouble getting out of its own way, and really, who cares if you have the fastest 3-row family hauler on the block? With all-wheel drive it's no off-roader, but it does offer better foul-weather grip when you need it.

Favorite Features

8-PASSENGER SEATING
The Acadia Limited comes with seating for eight people, making it one of the few vehicles to offer that many seats that isn't a minivan or body-on-frame vehicle. As a bonus, none is a penalty box, either.

CARGO SPACE
Many of the Acadia Limited's rivals offer good passenger space, or good cargo room, but not both. The Acadia Limited offers generous cargo space behind the third row, meaning you don't have to compromise cargo room for passenger seating, or vice versa.

Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Interior

The interior of the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited is roomy, comfortable and commendably quiet at speed. And that applies to all eight seating positions, with even the third row being relatively comfortable, at least, compared to its competition. That third row is easy to access too, thanks to a combination of a big door and a clever tilt-and-fold 2nd-row seat. What's really unexpected is the cargo area, which is not just generous behind the third row, but also boasts a hidden compartment under the floor for extra storage. If that's not enough, the seats fold flat for big loads.

Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Exterior

The Acadia Limited still looks good, even after a decade of being on the road. It's conservatively rugged, with few of the tacked-on silliness that you find on some SUVs. The Denali version's huge electric-razor grille is gone from the lineup, with just the 3-bar GMC grille available, and that's fine with us. The Acadia Limited gets standard 20-inch chrome wheels, and the front-end styling is augmented with tasteful LED lighting accents.

Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Standard Features

The 2017 GMC Acadia Limited is based on last year's Acadia SLT trim and comes with most of that vehicle's equipment standard. That includes 3-zone automatic climate control, a Bose audio system with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs, and 10 speakers. Leather seats are also standard, as are a head-up display and a navigation system. Safety features include side-blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, plus an array of features like a rearview camera, multiple airbags and stability control with rollover mitigation.

Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Options

Most vehicles come in multiple trim levels, at various price points. However, the 2017 Acadia Limited basically comes as one nicely equipped model, with only a handful of options. All-wheel drive is available, of course, as you'd expect of an SUV. Also on the options list are a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system to make those long road trips more bearable for everyone. However, beyond that and your choice of color, the Acadia Limited is already pretty well loaded.

Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Engine

There's only one engine available in the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited: a 3.6-liter V6 with an impressive-sounding 281 horsepower. It routes that power through a 6-speed automatic transmission, to either the front or, if you prefer, all four wheels (FWD, AWD). It's a good combination, but the Acadia Limited is a heavy vehicle, and when carrying a full load of people and cargo, even this V6 can start to feel the strain. The 6-speed automatic is smooth in its operation, but it sometimes delays downshifts more than we'd like. However, the drivetrain offers enough oomph to tow up to 5,200 pounds, and along with good-for-its-size fuel economy, it's a solidly capable drivetrain.

3.6-liter V6
281 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
266 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 mpg (FWD), 16/23 mpg (AWD)

How Much Does the Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Cost?

Prices for the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited don't have much of a span. The basic FWD model carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of a little less than $44,800 including the $925 destination charge. AWD adds an extra $2,000 to the total. Even if you check all the available options, you'll stay under the $50,000 mark. That compares nicely with up-level models of the Ford Flex, Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot. Of course, if that's still too much, GMC would be happy to show you the all-new, slightly smaller, and much more modern 2017 Acadia. Regardless, check what others are paying in your area with the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price. Historically, the first-generation Acadia (which is basically the Acadia Limited) has had very good resale value, a little below the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, but better than just about everything else.

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Used 2017 GMC Acadia Limited Consumer Reviews

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Overall Rating

5 star

54%

4 star

19%

3 star

11%

2 star

10%

1 star

7%

Value
4.1 
Performance
4.2 
Quality
4 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.1 
Styling
4.5 

david
06/15/2019
2008 GMC Acadia

"Steering problem"

Great look, quiet, comfortable, excellent trim
Weak engive, under powered, noisy steering
Fluid not compatible with seals, should have been a recall. Class action suit in 2013, I did not get benefit of results. GM installed incorrect fluid, $2,000 to change out. I refuse to pay for manufacture mistake. flui
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Teenah
05/15/2019
2013 GMC Acadia

"Overall great vehicle!"

The size, looks, AWD,
Gas mileage, AC problems
We own the Denali version and love it. We are very outdoorsy people and use this vehicle in every way possible. We pull our 21ft boat, we pull trailers with lots of camping equipment including bikes, kayaks, tents, several coolers loaded with ice etc... We have even thrown a queen size mattress in the back and camped around the keys. We have had a few issues mechanically with the ac system, rear wheel bearing, window switch, break peddle squeaking, and fuel pump. But these were all issues after 70K. If they had not downsized the 2019's we would probably be looking at buying a new one but if we decide to trade we will need something the same size or bigger.Read Less
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Aurora Rancher
04/03/2019
2011 GMC Acadia

"Vehicle has performed everything ever asked of it."

Comfortable to Drive, Very Roomy, Reliable.
Electric Window switch replaced recently
Trailer towing in the mountains, is great. Seat comfort is sweet. Ease of getting packages into & out of is easy. Navigation is easy to use. Viewing outside is wide open with big windows & sunroof. Inside room is ample, able to load antique chairs, plants, and lumber easily. Fold flat seats make that real easy. Rear captain seats and even the 3rd row seat make a long road trip comfortable. With this many miles it has been to Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado and new home in Idaho reliably. Mileage is about 19 mpg mixed city/hwy and 25 mpg out on the open road.Read Less
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Kris
03/03/2019
2009 GMC Acadia

"Not worth the money or the trouble"

Looks nice
Not a quality vehicle
I bought this vehicle just under five years old in 30 days after the used car sales warranty was up everything started to break. Repeatedly replace the same parts over and over again. Don’t recommend anybody to purchase one of these especially used
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Larry
02/17/2019
2013 GMC Acadia

"Not worth it"

The car had to have a new transmission put in it at 100,000 miles and 30000 later it started acting up again. Had to do manifold gasket and many other repairs it is very low quality vehicle I would not recommend this car!
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2017 GMC Acadia Limited Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - IntelliLink
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - IntelliLink
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - IntelliLink
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - IntelliLink
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - OnStar
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player
  • Rear DVD Entertainment System
  • Subwoofer
  • Video Input

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Third Row Seat
  • Optional Seating Capacity - 8 passenger
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 15 mpg
  • EPA Class - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 22 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 17 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 288 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6300 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.37 inches
  • Torque - 270 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3400 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P255/55HR20
  • Wheel Type - Chrome
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Fog Lights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 170 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.16
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.6 liter
  • Bore - 3.70 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 11.3
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 6300 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 220 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4850 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 22.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.3 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.4 inches
  • Height - 70.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.2 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 8
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 7.6 inches
  • Overall Length - 200.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 61.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 57.8 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 7 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 5200 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 116.1 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 40.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 118.9 inches
  • GVWR - 6459 pounds
  • Cargo behind second seat - 70.1 cubic feet
  • Width without mirrors - 78.9 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 24.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo with all seats down - 116.1 cubic feet
  • Head Room: Center Row - 39.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Center Row - 36.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Center Row - 61.0 inches
  • Hip Room: Center Row - 57.8 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 58.0 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 48.3 inches
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2017 GMC Acadia Limited Safety

5.0
Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
5 
Side Barrier
5 
Rollover Rating
4 
Side Crash
5 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2017 GMC Acadia Limited Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Warning System
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2017 GMC Acadia Limited Rankings

Horsepower
288 HP
MPG Combined
17 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.0 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#15
2017 GMC Acadia Limited
288 HP

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