Previously known as simply Acadia, GMC's original three-row crossover carries on as the Acadia Limited. With seating for up to eight and massive cargo space, this veteran player remains in demand, despite the arrival of an all-new Acadia this year.
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2017 GMC Acadia Limited Overview
What's New for 2017
The Acadia Limited is a continuation of last year's Acadia with more standard equipment and a revised name. The lineup has been condensed into a single trim level.
Choosing Your GMC Acadia Limited
Every Acadia Limited is powered by 3.6-liter V6 with 281 horsepower, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is available for $2,000. So equipped, the Acadia Limited can tow up to 5,200 pounds, more than most vehicles in this class.
The Acadia Limited offers a legitimate third row where even adults can get comfortable. With a full crew aboard, cargo space is limited to 24.4 feet, but with the rows folded, you get a cavernous 116.3 cubic feet. Second-row captain's chairs are standard, and a no-cost bench is available for eight-passenger capacity.
Unlike in previous years, there are no trim levels to choose from. The Acadia Limited comes just one way: fully equipped. Every model gets leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver memory, a heated steering wheel, navigation, a premium Bose sound system, and a power tailgate. For safety, there's a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front collision warning, and lane departure warning. The Limited rolls on 20-inch chrome wheels.
Major options are limited to a panoramic sunroof and a rear video entertainment system.
Although the swanky Denali model is gone, almost all of last year's options are now standard on the Acadia Limited. In fact, it carries more standard features than many luxury-branded crossovers. The base price has increased of course, but that's all you'll have to pay to get everything you could want.
2017 GMC Acadia Limited Review
The GMC Acadia Limited is based on the first-generation Acadia and is not related to the all-new Acadia introduced for 2017. And while the Acadia Limited is an older design, offering a thirsty powertrain and one very pricey trim level, it's larger body means more space for families than its replacement.
Pricing and Equipment
Prices for the 2017 GMC Acadia Limited start at $43,850 for front-wheel drive and $45,850 for all-wheel drive, plus $925 for destination. Summit White is the standard color; premium colors ranging in price from $395 to $995 will bring your final cost to just under $48,000. With this model you will find such features as:
- 20-inch chrome clad wheels
- Remote keyless entry
- Rear vision camera
- OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
- Forward collision alert
- Lane departure warning
- Head-up display
- HID projected low beam headlights
- Color touch navigation radio with IntelliLink.
Two package options are available. A cargo convenience package ($140) and an interior protection package ($250) may be considered. Accessory items include roof rack side rails ($130), noise-canceling headphones ($149), and various trailering items.
The GMC Acadia Limited offers one engine choice: A 3.6-liter V6 packs 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This model has a maximum towing capacity of 5,200 pounds and makes 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 mpg highway.
- GMC’s familiar V6 powers the Acadia Limited and offers the performance needed to move a full load or for pulling a trailer from behind.
- We found the transmission shifted smoothly between gears, working seamlessly even under hard acceleration.
- The V6's fuel economy disappoints compared to newer models.
- The 3.6-liter V6 tends to be noisy.
- The Acadia Limited is not an agile car, rolling heavily and lacking confidence through bends.
- Although the standard Acadia also offers room for seven, the Limited's longer wheelbase translates into a roomier interior.
- Leather seats are standard.
- Lane departure warning and forward collision warning are standard. The one thing it lacks is emergency braking.
- The third-row seat gets the job done, but for long trips, you’ll want to sit no further back than the second row if you’re taller than a young teen.
- Considering the price, the interior materials feel cheap.
- The front seats are flat and unsupportive.
The Most Pleasant Surprise
It's old, but it's spacious – the Acadia Limited offers 24.1 cubic feet behind the third-row seat, nearly double that of the new model.
The Least Pleasant Surprise
White is the only no-cost color option. Every other shade carries a premium.
The Bottom Line
The 2017 GMC Acadia Limited may be well equipped, but it is based on an older design. Changing the name is one thing, but you’re still paying a handsome amount for an 11-year-old design.