Changes for the 2014 GMC Acadia:
A year after a thorough refresh and restyling, the GMC Acadia is available with a lane departure warning system and a forward collision warning system. Standard USB ports are installed for the rear seat occupants.
The 2014 Acadia is a full-size, three-row, crossover SUV sold in SLE, SLT and luxurious Denali trim levels. All Acadias are equipped with Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, a color touchscreen radio display, satellite radio, OnStar telematics, a reversing camera, rear parking assist sensors, and aluminum wheels. The Acadia SLE offers cloth seating for up to eight passengers.
Choose the SLE-2 Package to upgrade the SUV with an 8-way power driver’s seat, a power tailgate, remote engine starting, IntelliLink smartphone connectivity and services, and second-row captain’s chairs. This option also contains an industry-first center airbag for the front-seat occupants.
The Acadia SLT adds leather, triple-zone automatic climate control, a premium sound system, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and an 8-way power front passenger’s seat. Fog lights and larger aluminum wheels identify the SLT from the outside, while the cabin is trimmed in aluminum accents. The SLT-2 Package equips the Acadia SLT with a Side Blind Zone Alert system, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, and more.
For the most luxurious Acadia, try the Denali model. It is equipped with premium perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a heads-up display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and extra sound deadening material for a quieter cabin. Lane departure warning and forward collision warning technologies are standard for this model, along with HID headlights, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and styling modifications to set the Denali apart from other versions.
Engines and Transmissions:
A 288-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard for the 2014 Acadia, delivering power to the front or all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
The 2014 Acadia is rated to get 16 mpg in the city with all-wheel drive and up to 24 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Acadia earns a 5-star overall crash-test rating, the best possible score. As this summary is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not published official crash-test ratings for the Acadia. Last year, the Acadia received a “Top Safety Pick” rating.
Every 2014 Acadia is equipped with OnStar telematics and Automatic Crash Response service. With an active subscription to OnStar, this feature activates when the airbags deploy, helping to speed rescuers to the scene of the accident.
Additional safety-related technologies include a center front airbag that is designed to protect the driver and front passenger from injury in side-impact collisions occurring on the opposite side of the SUV, and available blind spot information, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning systems.
A color touchscreen radio is standard for all Acadias. It can be upgraded with IntelliLink smartphone connectivity and services.