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2013 GMC Acadia SLT SUV

2013 GMC Acadia Review

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

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New For 2013
The Acadia is refreshed for 2013 with a new exterior design and new technological and safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment, a front center air bag, and a standard rearview camera. The exterior comes in several new colors, including champagne silver metallic, iridium metallic, and Atlantis blue metallic; the interior can be had in light titanium, dark cashmere, or cocoa dune.
Overview
For 2013, the Acadia is back with some changes and updates to keep the venerable family hauler fresh. A new rounded yet butch front end holds the same 288-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine (with up to 5200 pounds of towing capacity) as before, but the transmission gains automatic downhill braking in all modes and some new controls. GMC fiddled with the suspension for more ride comfort. On the inside, the Acadia has a new front center air bag for driver and front passenger protection, new ambient lighting and interior materials, a more refined look and feel, and available IntelliLink voice-activated infotainment with GPS navigation. A rearview camera is standard, and the 2013 model adds new safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and backup cross-traffic alert. With a 60/40-split second row, the Acadia can hold up to eight passengers, but the capacity drops to seven when you select captain’s chairs for the second row in lieu of a bench. The Denali model gets the biggest wheels along with a panoramic sunroof, a chunkier lower-body aero kit, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a heated-and-cooled eight-way power driver’s seat. All in all, the Acadia—like its siblings, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave—proves to be good competition for other segment entries like the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX-9.

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2013 Acadia SLT Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 396 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

'13 GMC SLT SUV Reviews

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'13 GMC SLT SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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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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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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