Showing posts with label acadia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acadia. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2017 GMC Acadia MPG

GM is claiming 22 city and 28 HWY for the new Acadia with the newly available 2.5 Liter engine.

All I can tell you is: no way.
During a week with the Equinox, (Using that same engine) all I was able to get around town was 18. And yes, around 27/28 on the freeway.
So there is no way this larger SUV is getting 22 in the city.

And, they claim 17/25 for the V6. But wait! The current, 700 pounds heavier one, is rated at 17/24.
That's right, just a gain of 1 mile per gallon on the freeway.

Imagine all the engineering work it took to gain just 1MPG!

This is really weird, in a bad way. After all these years, an all new model is just getting a 1MPG improvement.
Oh sure, they'll advertise the hell of that 22/28 number. From an engine almost no one will get.

Very disappointing. Especially since GM has a great, smooth and powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo engine available.

2017 GMC Acadia



I do like this. Sure, it's not that original. But it is very tasteful with great proportions.
And it does look more upscale than before.
The grille especially looks much more refined than the blunt design they've been using for a while.

It is a bit smaller than before. (And about 700 pounds lighter). But can still seat up to 7 people.

Now the base engine is a 2.5 Liter. Which, I think, is a terrible idea.
I just drove a Chevrolet Equinox (review coming soon) for a week with that same engine.
And it was slow!!! I cannot imagine that weak engine in a larger/heavier SUV.

Otherwise the 3.6 Liter V6 is still an option. And the only one you'd really want.
(And from my previous experience with it, it's not that fast either...)


Thursday, January 07, 2016

2017 GMC Acadia

Just a teaser. Somehow it already reminds me of the Dodge Durango. A bit.
(Although the Dodge might not be on anyone's radar anymore...)

Its about time. Since the current model and its Buick and Chevy cousins are about 8 years old.
But still looking fine I think.
(The new Honda Pilot looks a lot like the current traverse)

We will see the whole thing in just a few days. And that could mean a new Enclave and Traverse before the end of the year too)