2023 GMC Acadia

Starting MSRP 

$33,495 - $47,100

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Key Spec of 2023 GMC Acadia
fuel economy

-

fuel type

-

horsepower

260 hp

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Enticingly smooth and comfortable ride quality.

Doesn't provide a luxurious cabin even with the highest price trim level.

There are no prominent changes for the 2023 GMC Acadia SUV.

User-friendly cabin layout.

Less cargo area space and third-row space when compared to other contemporaries.

However, the 2023 GMC Acadia is part of the second Acadia generation that was launched in 2017.

The optional 3.6L V6 engine in the SLT trim offers a quicker acceleration speed.

Doesn't offer a hybrid option.

Offers room for up to 7 passengers.

2023 GMC Acadia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 27, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Customers have always been stunned by the top SUV class. Along with their excessive price, these SUVs' flamboyant status and excellent degree of comfort also contribute to this. GMC Acadia has represented its class with eloquent features and performance. The GMC Acadia is a midsize SUV that offers a pleasant ride and three rows of seating space. Since its debut, the GMC Acadia attracts attention with its exterior, and it keeps it there with its stylish interior, it is a preferable choice for families and also provides an excellent entertainment system.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Midsize Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

SL$33,495 Est. onwards

SLE$35,300 onwards
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SLT$39,600 onwards
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 GMC Acadia SUV doesn’t offer any significant changes from 2022, however, it has been a part of the second Acadia generation which was introduced in the year 2017. Along with that, the 2023 GMC Acadia provides quick acceleration, has an adaptable interior, and has an easy-to-operate infotainment system. The 2023 GMC Acadia SUV comes with four different trims: SLE, SLT, ALT4, and Denali. The GMC Acadia starts at $36,500 which can range up to $40,800 and, while we keep in mind the class it falls in it will always receive competition from the likes of the Kia Telluride, the Honda Pilot, the Toyota Highlander.


Features

The 2023 GMC Acadia returns to the markets with considerable modifications. It comes fully equipped with potent features, and along with that the 2023 GMC Acadia comes in four different trim levels to choose from, however, our website has separately written articles for the ALT4 and Denali trim. Both the SLE and SLT trims come with an FWD drivetrain as standard and an optional AWD drivetrain is also offered in both of these trims. 

The SLE trim and SLT trims start at an MSRP of $36,695 and $40,995 with a 2.0L turbo Inline4 cylinder engine as standard. GMC also offers an optional 3.6L V6 engine whose MSRP starts from $42,990. The new Acadia comes equipped with some standard specifications which are LED headlamps, GMC pro safety plus, HD rear vision camera, heated driver and front seats, a 6-speaker audio system, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Trims

SLE 

SLT

MSRP 

(FWD)

$36,695

$40,995

MSRP

(AWD)

$38,995

$42,995

Key Features

18-inch machined aluminum wheels with dark accents

Add to or upgrades from SLE

HD rear vision camera

18-inch aluminum wheels

Brushed aluminum roof-mounted side rails

HD surround vision

4-way manual driver seat

Head-up display

6-speaker audio system

8-inch multi-color reconfigurable driver information screen 

Cocoa/light ash gray, premium cloth seat

Cocoa/light ash gray, perforated leather-appointed seat trim

Garage door opener

Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats 

GMC pro safety plus

Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror

The 2023 GMC Acadia also comes with several packages to choose from, they are as follows

Driver Convenience Package @ $1,750

  • 8-way power drive start.
  • Power driver seat lumbar control.
  • Remote start.
  • Hands-free power programmable liftgate.
  • Brushed aluminum roof-mounted side rails.

Elevation Edition @ $1,495

  • 20-inch machined aluminum wheels.
  • 20-inch all-season black tires.
  • Gloss black roof-mounted side rails.

‘Hit the Road’ Package @ $925

  • Roof-rack cross rails.
  • Molded assist steps.
  • May require additional optional equipment.

We Recommend

We would recommend the SLT trim for the 2023 GMC Acadia SUV, which comes with an optional 3.6L V6 engine providing better engine performance than the standard 2.0L Inline4 engine. Also, the SLT trim offers better radio above the standard model, plush interior, updated power-adjustable seats, etc. The foglights and roof rails enhance usefulness at a reasonable cost, further aligning the GMC Acadia with its luxury image.

Release Date

The release date information hasn’t been confirmed yet officially. However, customers can go to the official GMC Acadia website and can place orders we believe that the midsize SUV will be ready for delivery at dealerships and showrooms at the quarter end of 2022.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 GMC Acadia SUV continues to be a part of the second Acadia generation which was introduced in the year 2017. GMC Acadia offers a 2.0L turbo Inline 4 as standard in both SLE and SLT trims. It also offers an FWD drivetrain, as standard. Additionally, the SLT trim offers an optional 3.6L V6 engine. However, both the SLE and SLT trim also come with an optional AWD drivetrain. All the GMC model options are paired along with a 9-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and effortless automatic shifting. The base engine produces a maximum of 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the optional 3.5L V6 engine delivers better accelerating performance with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. 

The base engine can sprint 0 to 60 MPH in 7.7 seconds and can run a quarter mile in 15.6 seconds. However, these numbers decline in the optional 3.6L V6 engine which can accelerate 0 to 60 MPH in 6.5 seconds and can run a quarter-mile of distance in 14.7 seconds. The base engine offered in both the SLE and SLT trims provides adequate power for driving around in the city and on the highway along with much better fuel efficiency than the optional engine available. A standard 3.47 axle ratio allows the engine to achieve its top performance and stay there for a longer period easily. However, the 3.6L engine offers more liveliness in the ride and anyone who is driving around a full complement of passengers or a trailer behind should consider the benchmarks of its engine performance.

Model

2023 GMC Acadia

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Toyota Highlander

MSRP

$36,695

$33,390

$38,080

$35,855

Engine

2.0L turbo Inline4

3.8L V6 engine 

3.5L V6 engine

3.5L V6 engine

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Engine Power

(hp @ rpm)

228 hp @ 5,000 rpm

291 hp @ 6,000 rpm

280 hp @ 6,000 rpm

295 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

258 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,000 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

263 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

Transmission

9-speed automatic transmission

Electronically controlled 8-Speed automatic transmission

9-speed automatic transmission

8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

(seconds)

7.7 seconds

7.1 seconds

6.2 seconds

6.8 seconds

Quarter Mile

(seconds)

15.6 seconds

15.4 seconds

14.7 seconds

15.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

115 MPH

141 MPH

133 MPH

112 MPH

The Toyota Highlander offers a standard 3.5L V6 engine that offers a high engine power performance and makes it mark at the top of the table which can produce a maximum of 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. 

On the other hand, it lurks at the bottom of the table with a relatively slow top speed of 112 MPH against its adversaries. Although it compensates with a swift acceleration that can run 0 to 60 MPH in 6.8 seconds while completing a quarter mile mark in 15.4 seconds. The Honda Pilot can complete a run of 0 to 60 MPH acceleration in 6.2 seconds while covering a quarter-mile distance in 14.7 seconds which in terms is the quickest when compared to other adversaries. On the other hand, Kia Telluride outperforms with a better top speed of 141 MPH against its adversaries, and the engine has enough muscle for passing and getting up to highway speeds. 

2023 GMC Acadia Ride and Handling

GMC Acadia provide an elegant and comfortable driving experience. The newly introduced Acadia has an independent multi-link suspension at the front and rear which allows the vehicle to flex more which means the suspension can move easily to varying angles in off-road driving. The steering on the Acadia has an adequate weight and offers a responsive turning around the corners so that you don’t feel unsteady. When driving at high speeds, Acadia seems to be heavy-footed but when driven less aggressively, the ride is steady and gentle. Additionally, on wavy roads, Acadia drives steadily, and with little body lean it is not difficult to navigate in congested parking lots and garages. 

Acadia’s Traction select system that comes as a standard feature offers added confidence by allowing you to switch up to different modes and provides a good performance in varied road conditions. Along with that, the newly introduced GMC feels comfortable to pilot across winding mountain roads which is provided through a well-balanced steering control and a firm suspension, however, a little noise around the windshield pillars is a bit concerning. It also comes equipped with standard specifications such as automatic start/stop, traction select, and dual-outlet exhaust.

2023 GMC Acadia Braking Performance

GMC Acadia provides good potent features when it comes to deceleration. The braking performance is not known yet. Along with that, both the brake rotor sizes and the SUV's performance in the 60-0 mph stopping test are unavailable. All the GV80s come equipped with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes that prevent wheel lock on all four wheels that offer improved driving control over steering, however, in an emergency stopping situation the drivers of the 4-wheel ABS should step firmly on the brake and maintain foot pressure on the pedal. It also offers automatic emergency braking as a standard that can often detect obstacles with the help of a sensor and automatically apply brakes to reduce or completely avoid collision severity. 

Model

2023 GMC Acadia

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Toyota Highlander

Brake rotors front (inches)

NA

13.4 inches

12.6 inches

13.3 inches

Brake rotors rear (inches)

NA

12-inch

13-inch

13.3 inches

Curb weight (lbs)

4,155 lbs

4,211 lbs

4,030 lbs

4,145 lbs

60-0

(ft)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Compared to the GMC Acadia all the adversaries have the statistics of their front and rear rotor brake size respectively. Toyota Highlander provides a better combination size in its front and rear rotor breaks measuring 13.3-inches each. However, the Honda Pilot feels the lightest among its competition with a minimal 4,030 lbs curb weight. On the other hand, Kia Telluride has the highest curb weight i.e. 4,211 lbs among all its counterparts which makes it feel much heavier than other SUVs, however, it feels much more stable while accelerating at higher speeds.

In practical life, GMC Acadia performs well with a firm and responsive brake pedal that often results in short stopping distance in both dry and wet conditions. GMC Acadia offers minimalist features that make braking performance a lot easier. Some features include a forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, and the StabiliTrak feature that automatically helps to enhance control during emergencies.

Fuel Economy

GMC Acadia's fuel efficiency seems to be on par average with other conventionally powered midsize SUVs. The EPA estimates that and FWD drivetrain gives a mileage of 22 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and 25 MPG combined. However, the optional AWD drivetrain offers 22 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway, and 24 MPG combined. The newly introduced GMC Acadia along with an FWD drivetrain offers a maximum of 19.4-gallon tank both for the SLE and SLT trims. On the other hand, the AWD drivetrain offers a better and bigger gasoline tank in all four trims which measures a total of 21.7 gallons. 

Model

2023 GMC Acadia

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Toyota Highlander

MPG 

(City)

22 MPG

20 MPG

20 MPG

21 MPG

MPG (Highway)

29 MPG

26 MPG

27 MPG

29 MPG

MPG (Combined)

25 MPG

23 MPG

23 MPG

24 MPG

Fuel Tank Capacity

(Gallons)

19.4 gallons

18.8 gallons

19.5 gallons

17.9 gallons

Range, City/Highway/ Combined

(Miles)

426.8 / 562.6 / 485 

376 / 488.8 / 432.4

390 / 526.5 / 448.5

375.9 / 519.1 / 429.6 

GMC Acadia offers a much better mileage city 22 MPG in the city and 25 MPG combined when compared to other adversaries. On the other hand, Toyota Highlander matches the mileage of 29MPG on the highway to that of the GMC Acadia. Also, GMC offers the best range of 563 miles on the highway so that you don’t have to worry to refill it at gas stations to maintain the quality of your comfortable and peaceful ride.

The Honda Pilot has the highest gasoline tank size capacity with 19.5 gallons, next comes the GMC Acadia with 19.4 gallons, and then Kia Telluride with 18.8 gallons. However, the Toyota Highlander lurks at the bottom of the table with 17.9 gallons of fuel tank capacity. 

When comparing the overall statistics, we can say that the newly introduced GMC ranks much better with its fuel efficiency, range, and gasoline tank capacity when compared to other adversaries.

Interior

The 2023 GMC Acadia interior design is attractive to the eye, and most of the control falls within the driver’s reach making most controls easier to use. Additionally, the cabin of the 2023 GMC Acadia is well-designed and seems a little more upscale than other cars in its class. Up to seven people can fit in the cabin, but only children will be able to sit comfortably in the third row for any length of time. GMC comes equipped with a tri-zone climate control feature as standard that automatically maintains the selected temperature for the driver, and front and rear passengers too.

The steering wheel is covered in leather and has elegant metal trim. Along with that, the greige leather and fabric, as well as a panoramic glass canopy make the cockpit feel more spacious and open. The second-row seats, especially in variants with captain's chairs, have enough head and legroom space for adults. GMC Acadia offers a peaceful, pleasant ride on the highway. With the third row folded down, the GMC Acadia's third-row luggage space expands to 41.7 cubic feet from 12.8 cubic feet.

Model

2023 GMC Acadia

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Toyota Highlander

Passenger Capacity

6

8

8

8

First Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Legroom)

(inches)

40 / 59.4 / 41

40.9 / 61.6 / 41.4

40.1 / 62 / 40.9

41.2 / 59 / 42

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Legroom)

(inches)

39.6 / 58.7 / 39.7

40.2 / 59.9 / 42.4

40.2 / 62 / 38.4

39.4 / 58.7 / 41

Third Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Legroom)

(inches)

37.2 / 54.3 / 29.7

38.1 / 55.3 / 31.4

38.9 / 57.6 / 31.9

36.1 / 55 / 27.7

Cargo capacity to the third row (cu-ft)

12.8 cu-ft

21 cu-ft

16.5 cu-ft

16 cu-ft

Cargo capacity to the second row (cu-ft)

41.7 cu-ft

46 cu-ft

46.8 cu-ft

48.4 cu-ft

Cargo capacity to the first row (cu-ft)

79 cu-ft

87 cu-ft

83.9 cu-ft

84.3 cu-ft

The Kia Telluride offers the best cargo capacity in all three rows with the highest third row capacity i.e. 21 cu-ft and a decent second-row capacity i.e. 46 cu-ft. All the other rivals in this range come with 8-passenger seating capacities whereas the 2023 GMC Acadia comes with six-passenger capacities as standard. GMC Acadia doesn't feel as posh as other adversaries since it uses materials that seem less expensive. GMC Acadia comes with heated and ventilated front seats, it offers flexible second and third-row fold-flat seating.

Some of the standout interior features include

  • Aluminum trim and soft-touch surfaces
  • Premium cloth seating.
  • Comes with tri-zone climate control as standard.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Heated/Ventilated driver and front passenger cushions and seatbacks.
  • Dual skyscape sunroof.

How intuitive is the 2023 GMC Acadia Infotainment system?

GMC Acadia offers a variety of technological options for the entire family. Passengers may easily stay connected thanks to a Wi-Fi hotspot and a plethora of USB connections. The touchscreen information system is responsive and easy to use. The typical 8-inch touchscreen may appear tiny, yet it is simple to operate while driving thanks to its large icons. Along with that, it features a six-inch head-up display that enables you to maintain your eyes on the road by projecting important information straight onto the windshield which is available on the SLT trim.

Throughout the portfolio, wireless options for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered. The SLT's infotainment system includes navigation. The SLE has an eight-speaker Bose audio system as an option, while the other trims come standard with one. It has a lot of power and superb sound quality.

Some of the salient infotainment features include

  • 8-inch diagonal infotainment system with navigation.
  • 6 speaker audio system.
  • Apple car play compatibility.
  • Android Auto compatibility.
  • 6-inch diagonal head-up display.
  • Amazon Alexa built-in.
Exterior

The well-balanced SUV body of the GMC Acadia is adorned with a broad grille with a broad GMC emblem and thinner headlamps that secure it all to a bluff, towering front face. The base models don't provide many extra touches that stand out, but the SLT includes a roof rack and a few other features that help the exterior look more durable. GMC Acadia offers an elevation edition package that includes a Black grille insert and surround black mirror caps, and gloss black roof rails which are only available on the SLE and SLT trims. It also comes with a hands-free programmable liftgate that helps load cargo more conveniently. Along with that, it has LED headlamps and taillamps with a GMC signature c-shaped design.

Model

2023 GMC Acadia

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Toyota Highlander

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,155 lbs

4,211 lbs

4,030 lbs

4,145 lbs

Length (inches)

193.4 inches

196.9 inches

196.5 inches

194.9 inches

Width, with mirrors

(inches)

75.4 inches

78.3 inches

78.6 inches

76-inch

Height

(inches)

66.7 inches

68.9 inches

70.6 inches

68.1 inches

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.2 inches

8-inch

7.3 inches

8-inch

Wheelbase (inches)

112.5 inches

114.2 inches

111 inches

112.2 inches

Front Track Width (inches)

64.5 inches

67.2 inches

66.3 inches

65.3 inches

Rear Track Width (inches)

64.5 inches

67.6 inches

66.3 inches

65.4 inches

The highest ground clearance can be seen in the Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander which provides better drive performance and makes it easier to drive on rough and uphill terrain. However, the Honda Pilot feels the lightest with a 4,030 lbs curb weight. On the other hand, GMC Acadia's standard specifications include antenna, body color, and roof-mounted shark fin. It also offers good competition in the exterior dimensions against its competition. Kia Telluride offers the largest wheelbase i.e. 114.2 inches whereas Honda Pilot falls at the bottom with a 111-inch wheelbase. When comparing all the statistics we can say that the Kia Telluride offers much better exterior dimensions than its rivals.

Some of the key exterior features include

  • 17-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels.
  • Heated mirrors.
  • Led headlamps and taillamps.
  • Keyless open and start.
  • IntelliBeam.
  • Manual liftgate.
Safety

The 2023 Acadia boasts a long list of optional active safety and driver-assistance technologies, such as rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot detection, and back-seat reminder. Owners can observe a teen driver's or another person's driving habits using the standard teen driver feature. There are various crash test results waiting for the 2023 GMC Acadia, however, as of right now, this vehicle has a TCC rating of 6, owing to outstanding standard technology. Additionally, the 2022 Acadia received a "good" rating from the IIHS in almost all of its tests, but "marginal" headlights prevent it from receiving a prize.

Forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking and pedestrian recognition, automatic headlamps, front and rear park aid, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and the following distance indicator are all included in the GMC Pro Safety Plus package. The premium trims are the only ones that include adaptive cruise control.

Some of the key safety features include

  • GMC pro safety plus comes as a standard on all 2023 GMC Acadia trims.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Safety alert seat.
  • Rear seat reminder.
  • Lane keep assist with Lane departure warning.
  • Teen Driver mode.
Competition

2023 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Kia Telluride

Comparing the two SUVs, the 2022 Kia Telluride is a more complete vehicle. It has an interior made of better materials, an increased cargo room, and a standard V6 engine. The warranty on the 2022 Kia Telluride is also longer. On the other hand, the 2023 GMC Acadia offers better gas mileage and spacious and comfortable first and third-row seats that give a pleasant ride quality. However, families that want a 3-row SUV will prefer the 2023 GMC Acadia with it is a reliable SUV that sacrifices individuality for general proficiency.

2023 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Honda Pilot

The 2022 Honda Pilot is a powerful and adaptable choice. In addition to ingenious cubbies, it features a greater cargo room than the 2023 GMC Acadia. The 2022 Honda Pilot might be expensive in certain trims, but its excellent fuel efficiency and comfortable ride place it towards the top of our rankings. On, the other the 2023 GMC Acadia gives passengers in the rear seat a little bit more space than the 2022 Honda Pilot. Additionally, finding a wide enough space in a busy parking lot will be considerably simpler with the GMC Acadia because it is far smaller than the 2022 Honda Pilot. The 2023 GMC Acadia's standard warranty is more extensive than the 2022 Honda Pilot's, giving you additional peace of mind and making it a better fit. 

2023 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Toyota Highlander

The 2022 Toyota Highlander has a large seating space in the back, along with that, if you need to transport several passengers, the 2022 Toyota Highlander is a better option than the 2023 GMC Acadia since it provides more seats. The 2022 Toyota Highlander offers more cargo capacity than the 2023 GMC Acadia. On the other hand, the 2023 GMC Acadia transmits its engine's horsepower to its wheels significantly more effectively than the 2023 Toyota Highlander. When compared to the 2022 Honda Pilot, the 2023 GMC Acadia has a greater turning radius, making it significantly more challenging to enter and exit confined spaces. 

Final Verdict

Yes, we recommend the 2023 GMC Acadia over its contemporaries as it offers better gas mileage, the MSRP of the 2023 GMC Acadia is less than most of the mid-sized SUVs falling in its class. Additionally, the 2023 GMC Acadia crossover provides two powertrain options, is loaded with technology, and has a tonne of outward flash. This is one of the best fuel-efficient SUVs available thanks to standard active noise reduction, sophisticated and well-equipped features, with a blend of comfort and agility which is difficult to match.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$39600

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm


GMC Acadia 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$32,833
5 Year Cost To Own
$50,719
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $50,719
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,523$2,157$2,081$2,393$2,263$17,417
Insurance$1,047$1,019$1,069$1,071$1,188$5,394
Fuel$2,093$2,121$2,154$2,302$2,302$10,972
Maintenance$434$926$754$2,270$2,321$6,705
Repairs$-40$8$151$277$410$806
Financing Interest$1,992$1,698$1,209$790$243$5,932
Taxes and Fees$2,749$251$184$140$169$3,493
Total Cost-To-Own$16,798$8,180$7,602$9,243$8,896$50,719
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