Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Autos & Motorcycles
  3. Auto Reviews

2014 GMC Acadia:Providing everything you need

See also

GMC Acadia

Rating:
Star4
Star
Star
Star
Star

The 2014 GMC Acadia is a great family vehicle that provides a number of benefits for its owners without asking them to make many sacrifices.

For example, it provides a third row of seating that is actually usable for average-sized folks. Yet the Acadia isn't so large that it makes you feel like you're driving a tractor trailer.

It is practical, with ample space for hauling people and goods, but it's also stylish. You don't necessarily look at it and think "soccer mom" or "soccer dad" vehicle.

For this model year, it adds a couple of safety features - lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

The Acadia is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that makes 286 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. It is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

Front-wheel models are rated at 17 mpg city, 24 highway and all-wheel models get 16 and 23.

Thanks to a redesign last year, the Acadia is good looking on the inside and out.

The interior fit and finish got a nice upgrade, and the center console is neater and more modern looking. The second row of seats comes as either captain's chairs or a bench (which allows the Acadia to seat eight). There is good size in the rear cargo area, 24.1 cubic feet, which comes in handy for road trips or when you're loading up at the grocery store.

Interior options include leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, rear-seat entertainment system and a navigation system.

On the outside, last year's redesign brought a creased hood and three-bar grille to the front fascia and reshaped windows at the rear that create better visibility.

If you opt for the Denali trim level, which the tester was, you also get a chrome grille and panoramic sunroof.

In addition to the two new safety features mentioned above, the Acadia has a standard backup camera, blind spot monitoring and cross traffic systems. These offer better visibility, a key factor with a vehicle of this size.

The Acadia starts at around $35,000 and ranges to about $52,000.

If you seek an attractive, functional and comfortable family vehicle, the Acadia is a very good choice.

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Video
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Video
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Camera
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Video
    Recipe 101

Related Videos:

  • Ford Mustang
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518184669" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518184669&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Ford Mustang
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518184669" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518184669&autoStart=true"></div>
  • 2014 Kia Forte EX Sedan
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517914064" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517914064&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!