Functional, stylish: GMC Acadia

Functional, stylish: GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia – the brand’s first crossover – helped define a segment that has surged in popularity since its 2007 launch. Additionally, the Denali model, added in mid-2010, broadened Acadia’s appeal to luxury customers with its combination of functionality and style.

For 2013, Acadia and Acadia Denali introduce new exterior styling and greater interior versatility. The Acadia lineup includes SLE (SLE1 and SLE2 trims), SLT (SLT1 and SLT2 trims) and Denali models, with seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

Acadia Denali details

The Acadia Denali stands out with its signature Denali design cues, highlighted by a monochromatic exterior and satin-chrome accents. It also wears a number of specific exterior design cues, including redesigned lower front and rear fascias; body-color lower cladding and rocker moldings and rear fascia; unique body-side moldings with satin-chrome accents and Denali badges and twenty-inch machined aluminum wheels and optional chrome wheels.

Inside, Denali adds standard comfort features such as perforated leather seating and Denali-specific Cocoa Dune upholstery color; unique aluminum trim accents and accent lighting in footwells and lighted sill plates with the Denali logo.

Acadia Denali also features an exclusive interior acoustic package that makes it the quietest model in the Acadia lineup.

Interior highlights

The 2013 Acadia’s refined interior uses upgraded soft-touch materials, with French stitching that adds a tailored look. Additionally, SLT and Denali models get aluminum accents on the center console, doors and dash.

All Acadia models offer three rows of seating that can be configured for seven or eight passengers, regardless of the trim level. The seating configurations include two front bucket seats, a 60/40-split second-row bench (three passengers) or two second-row captain’s chairs (two passengers) and a 60/40-split third-row bench seat. A storage space of 24.1 cubic feet is available behind the third-row seat.

Additional interior features include cloth seating trim, which is standard on SLE models, while leather-appointed seating is standard on SLT models. And, perforated leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats are standard on Denali and available on SLT2 models.

The interior color/trim combinations include Ebony and three new color combinations for 2013: Dark Cashmere, Cocoa Dune and Light Titanium.

Powertrain details

The Acadia’s 3.6L engine’s direct injection technology helps produce power similar to many V-8 engines and uses regular unleaded gasoline. It is rated at 288 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy ratings are 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for FWD models and 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for AWD models.


The 2013 GMC Acadia is manufactured in Lansing, Mich. To learn more about the 2013 GMC Acadia, visit your local Southeast Texas GMC dealer or