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Posted on: Tuesday - Jan 12, 2016

GMC introduced the all-new 2017 Acadia today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Described as a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, the new Acadia will be produced in Tennessee at General Motors’ Spring Hill assembly facility. 

Gov. Bill Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd were on hand for the announcement. 

Tennessee has been Business Facilities magazine’s top state in automotive manufacturing strength for five of the last six years, thanks in large part to our highly trained workforce and more than 900 automotive suppliers located throughout the state.

The 2017 Acadia goes on sale this spring, almost a decade after its original introduction, and coming off of its strongest sales year ever in 2015 with 96,393 deliveries.

The new Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.

Key features include:

• 700-lb. lighter, more efficient crossover aimed at heart of midsize segment

• Expanded range of available active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking and Surround Vision Camera

• New powertrains include a 2.5L I-4, offering a GM-est. 28 mpg hwy, and an available est. 310-hp 3.6L V-6

• Acadia Denali with new, exclusive Continuously Variable Ride Control

• New Acadia All Terrain with an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch

The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.

“The new Acadia captures a greater feeling of refinement, in everything from the responsive feeling behind the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive features,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer for compact and crossover SUVs at General Motors. “It’s a vehicle that offers the functionality Acadia is known for, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.”

The new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the current model, which pays dividends at the gas pump. A new, 2.5L engine is standard, offering an estimated 28 mpg on the highway for FWD models (EPA estimate not yet available; estimate is based on GM testing). City fuel economy offered is GM-estimated at 22 mpg (FWD) and is bolstered by GMC’s first application of Stop/Start technology, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving. 

A new, available 3.6L V-6 engine is more powerful and efficient than the current model, while offering 4,000 pounds estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 25 mpg highway (FWD models – EPA estimate not available).

Both of the Acadia’s new engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing, and both are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions and an electronically controlled drive mode selector.

To learn more about the all-new 2017 Acadia, visit the GMC Pressroom