GMC Acadia History
When the GMC Acadia was first introduced to the car industry in 2006, it replaced three of the 7/8-passenger vehicles in the GM lineup. Today, the Acadia remains as a large staple in the GMC brand as the go-to crossover SUV for GMC-lovers everywhere.
The Acadia is a full-size crossover SUV that is manufactured at Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Michigan. When the Acadia went on sale in the U.S. in December 2006, it replaced the GMC Safari van, GMC Envoy, and the Pontiac Montana SV6, becoming GMC’s first entry level truck-like SUV. It was also considered GMC’s first front-wheel drive passenger vehicle and the American brand’s first crossover SUV, taking GMC into the ever-popular crossover segment.
Still in its first generation, the GMC Acadia is now driven by a 3.6-liter V6 that churns out 288 horsepower, increasing the power of the crossover a small amount. It is also now offered in a Denali trim level, which was first introduced to the car in 2011.
GMC Acadia Awards
Since its introduction in 2006, the GMC Acadia has received many awards including the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety, which it received for the past four years. The Acadia also received the 2013 Top 10 Best Rated New Car Awarded by users of Auto123.com.