GMC’s Acadia crossovers deliver excellent infotainment and a variety of trims, but the safety gear we deem essential is left off base models and costs extra on another. We give it a 7, adding points for its touchscreen, which now has standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and for value.
The base Acadia SL costs about $31,000, and has a 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. It also gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, LED headlights, 7-passenger seating, 17-inch wheels, 4-way manually adjustable front seats, and keyless start. All Acadias have a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Which 2021 GMC Acadia should I buy?
We’d move into the Acadia SLE. For about $35,000 it has drive modes, 18-inch wheels, and satellite radio, and can be fitted with all-wheel drive and V-6 or turbo-4 power. Also on its options list are heated and cooled power front seats, a sunroof, Bose audio, a power tailgate, and a safety bundle that includes automatic emergency braking.
For about $6,000 more, the Acadia SLT comes with automatic emergency braking, 6-passenger seating, the turbo-4, a power driver seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, Bose audio, and remote start—or you can opt into the Acadia AT4 and its 5-passenger seating, cloth seats, 17-inch black wheels, V-6, and off-road hardware.
How much is a fully loaded 2021 GMC Acadia?
The Acadia Denali costs about $50,000, and comes with heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, the V-6 engine and all-wheel drive, wireless smartphone charging, and standard adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.