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2012 GMC Acadia SL SUV

2012 GMC Acadia Review

(0 Stars)  Lots of kids, lots of groceries, lots of car.

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Overview
The Acadia is ready for another year of grocery-getting and family-hauling duty, and as always, there is plenty of room for the kids to bring some of their friends along. With a 60/40-split second row, the Acadia can hold up to eight passengers. The capacity drops to seven when you select captain's chairs for the second row in lieu of a bench. Up front, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine produces 288 hp and does a fine job carting around the Acadia's roughly 4000 pounds. It can also tow up to 5200 pounds when properly equipped. Depending on the buyer's preference and the trim level selected, the Acadia sits on eighteen-, nineteen, or twenty-inch wheels. The Denali model gets the biggest wheels along with a panoramic sunroof, a chunkier lower-body aero kit, a head-up display, and heated and cooled seats for the driver and front passenger. Overall, the Acadia has proven itself to be a solid choice in its segment. It compares well with such standout competitors as the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot both mechanically and functionally. The Acadia rides well and is reasonably economical, which also goes for its corporate siblings, the Buick Enclave and the Chevrolet Traverse.

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2012 Acadia SL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 418 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 288 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 3,400 rpm

'12 GMC SL SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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