The 2014 GMC Acadia, a large cross-over vehicle with rugged styling, comfortable and spacious cabin and great storage capacity.
It is a stylish alternative to a minivan. The 2014 Acadia has gotten a bit more stylish with its refined, more edgy grill and headlights. And the interior has also been freshened for the 2014 Acadia. Quality materials can be found throughout the cabin.
Now GMC has also done a good job in terms of technology. There is a touch screen display for the control of your phone & entertainment and a rear view camera, both of which are the standard equipment in the Acadia.
Bluetooth, Satellite radio and OnStar are all the standard equipment as well. Now OnStar and satellite radio are played through paid services but it’s nice to have equipment installed in the vehicle, so you have the option to extend the contract.
It offers true seating for seven, eight if you opt for the second row bench rather than the captain’s chair. The Acadia also does the jobs on cargo.
There’s a 24 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 70 cube feet by flapping the third and a total of 116 cubes by bringing both second and third rows down.
Though it is listed as cross-over, however the actual driving experience is more of like a truck feel. It has got a broad hood that is visible to the driver and you have a commanding view of the road. In all the vehicle feels well composed. It can get a bit floaty out on the highway though.
It is powered by 3.6 litre V6 that generates 288 horsepower and 270 feet pounds of torque and deliver 16 cities and 23 highways MPG. The Acadia’s acceleration is smooth but there’s a noticeable engine noise when you hit it.
It’s a well composed and powerful vehicle to drive. If you are in market for a full sized crossover vehicle that’s comfortable, versatile and a good alternative for a minivan, you must definitely go for the new 2014 GMC Acadia.
The SUV is offered in three basic trims: SLE, SLT and Denali and the base model starts at roughly $35,000.