GMC Acadia 2011Posted: February 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, GMC | Leave a comment »
The Acadia launched in 2007 as the first crossover from GMC with good rate fuel economy and innovative features.
Starting at 31.840 $, the GMC Acadia 2011 model runs in an appealing middle ground between family-friendly crossovers and the serious, professional- grade truck look that is GMC. The 2011 Acadia can be ordered with either front-wheel drive or road-oriented all-wheel drive and it offers much of the utility and comfort of a minivan.
The GMC says:
The GMC Acadia Crossover SUV was designed with one ambitious goal in mind: to create a professional grade crossover vehicle.
The 2011 Acadia is the first crossover vehicle to get the Denali designation. For Denali, cosmetic distinction from the standard Acadia 2011 include a new grille, front and rear bumper, high-intensity discharge head lamps and 20-inch wheels. Inside, Acadia Denali drivers will get DVD, navigation with real-time traffic, satellite radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and ventilated front seats. Base price for GMC Acadia Denali 2011 is 43.220$.
The new GMC Acadia 2011 model comes in four base trims (SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2) and Denali trims designation. Standard features include cruise control, full power accessories, front and rear air-conditioning and full array of airbags. The SLE’s additional highlights include a power liftgate, remote ignition, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims add features that include leather seating, heated front seats, tri-zone climate control an 10-speaker audio system with a six-CD in-dash changer and USB audio connection.
All GMC Acadia 2011 come standard with a 228-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 270 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include power steering with variable assist, inteligent all-wheel drive (manages torque split between the front and rear axles), linked ”H” rear suspension (reduced noise and vibrations).
The EPA estimated fuel economy for GMC Acadia 2011 is 17 mpg city/ 24 MPG highway for front-wheel drive models and 16 miles per galon city/ 23 miles per gallon highway for all-wheel drive models.
2011 GMC Acadia’s safety system helps protect passengers before, during and after a crash. A strong structure is the foundation while a low center of gravity helps reduce the likelihood of a roolover. The 2011 Acadia’s structure is reinforced in numerous areas with high-strenght steel. Acadia 2011 is equipped with six standard air bags, two seat-mounted side-impact air bags and the first row and two head curtain side-impact airbags that cover all three seating second row.
The 2011 Acadia competes with Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander.