The Perfect GMC for Rugged SUV Fans
As much as we love the roominess and power of the Acadia
, here at Anthony Buick GMC
, we love all-terrain vehicles just about as much. We won’t complain about a lack of passenger space when the added cargo space lets us toss plenty of weekend gear in the back and head off into the woods. There are other great features of the 2017 Acadia All-Terrain
vehicle that we admire too, so if you’re into rugged SUVs read on and don’t forget to come down and see us some time real soon.
The 2017 Acadia All Terrain is all about business, and that business is a rugged one to be sure.
The Acadia shares a platform with another GM vehicle, the Cadillac XT5. This has led to an improvement in the suspension and a ride that is smoother and handles better. For fuel efficiency the Acadia gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for roughly 20 miles to the gallon combined.
It is a decidedly practical car as well. Unlike the Denali, the Acadia does not look flashy nor does it aim to appeal to those looking for a flashier SUV. This is achieved in part due to the choice of a black satin finish for the grille and trim pieces over the shinier look of chrome. The 20 inch wheels are graphite and silver, however, and they look great.
The 2017 Acadia All Terrain is smaller than previous models have been, which some thought was a risky move by GMC. It paid off; however, in terms of handling and the superior way it grips the concrete. The All-Terrain model does away with the third row seat opting instead for increased cargo space. Five adult passengers can still ride in style and comfort and seven is a crowd anyway.
To power the Acadia, GM dropped in a 2.6 liter V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower. The smaller weight and overall dimensions matched with that output makes the Acadia plenty powerful but nimble, too. No worries on that count.
Anthony Buick GMC Offers All-Terrain Vehicles and More
If you are in the market for an all-terrain vehicle, or any other great model, come visit us at Anthony Buick GMC. We have a team of friendly and knowledgeable salespeople ready to answer any questions you may have. We are located at 7225 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, IL.
A Slimmer GMC Acadia
Driving the 2017 Acadia
All Terrain on a daily basis during typical commutes is not only easy but invigorating at times. A big part of the enjoyment is the all-new 3.6L V6 that pumps out a hefty 310hp. The Acadia is also fairly nimble around corners and overall feels light and nimble. I’m sure this can attribute back to the new, smaller size and weight savings. The downsizing was such a good idea because who needs a big crossover? Just buy a Yukon!
So is this thing genuinely capable of traversing ALL terrains? Let's break it down. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines terrain
simply as a "geographic area" or "piece of land." That's no help. This handy-dandy list of terrain types was pretty interesting, too. However, no vehicles would make it past all of those terrain types so that’s useless, too. And if you want to get super literal, an all-terrain vehicle is actually an ATV, which just makes this even more confusing.
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