2019 GMC Acadia Review and Towing
2019 GMC Acadia Review and Towing Beautiful Style, an infotainment system with good connections and room for up to seven passengers make Acadia an easy family favorite. GMC’s midsize crossover has been new for 2017 and has a more compact body and a multitude of modernized features that make it jump and surpass better than the largest, oldest SUV in the school it has replaced. A V-6 engine is optional and offers a decent agitation, while the standard four-cylinder engine is the choice for buyers aware of fuel economy. The buyers of Acadia will have to choose between maximizing the transport of freight or transport of people, however, that its size-edgings have a less interior room.
GMC launched the Acadia Black Edition package on the SLT model for 2019. It adds 20-inch wheels with black accents and other black outer trims. Otherwise, the changes are minor: a new 17-inch wheel design comes with the all-terrain package and four new colors join the palette: Dark metallic Sky, metallic pepper, Metallic red quartz, and metallic smoked quartz.
We go with the mid-range SLE-2 model, as it adds heated front seats, eight-way electric driver’s seat, fog lights, 18-inch wheels, a remote start, an electric tailgate, and chairs Second-row captain. We would also be upgraded to the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, which adds an eight-speaker Bose sound system and a multi-color information Center for drivers. We had ordered the powerful 310-HP 3.6-liter V-6 engine, but we stick with the front-wheel-Drive Acadia since full traction adds $2000 to the bottom line.
The Acadia basic engine is a good 2.5-liter four-cylinder for 193 horsepower, but the optional 3.6-liter V-6 produces 310 horsepower, and our Denali tester stops at a speed of 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Automatic six-speed traction and front traction are standard with either engine; Integral traction is optional. The 2.5-liter is good for maximizing energy efficiency, but not much else-it has a towing capacity of 1000-pound lean while the V-6 can tow up to 4000 pounds.
Although you will never forget that you drive an SUV, the Acadia is competent and reasonably composed. Acadia feels heavy during high-speed turns, but when driving in a less aggressive way (as most people drive most of the time), the ride is indulgent and stable. An adaptive suspension — standard on Denali and optional on SLT-2 with integral traction — adjusts the shocks every two milliseconds to help smooth the bearing on the bumps or to tighten things if the driver starts To feel Frisky.
No matter how you set up an Acadia, the fuel economy figures are only average. With all the driving wheels, the Acadia Denali we tested returned disappointing fuel economy in the real world in our tests at 20 mpg; A SLT-1 variant of front traction has done better in our test and returned exactly the 25 MPG that the EPA predicted.
2019 GMC Acadia Review and Towing
The towing capacity of the new Acadia varies depending on the configuration of the engine you choose:
- 2.5 L 4 Cylinders – Up to 1 000 lbs, with 3.87 axle ratio
- V6 3.6 L – up to 4 000 lbs, with axle ratio 3.16
The GMC Acadia tow Pack also includes a traction SELECT trailer/tow mode and an integrated trailer hitch that allows you to easily hook a trailer onto the back of your SUV. The GMC Acadia also features a full range of other standard and available features, including:
- GMC Traction Selection System
- Integral dual clutch traction system (AWD)
- StabiliTrak® Traction Control system
- Traction selection system (AWD, off-road, snow, sport and trailer/tow)
- 3.6 L V6 with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque
- Continuous variable real-time depreciation Suspension
- Up to 26 MPG road with standard 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine and Stop/Start technology
- Variable Valve Timing