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The GMC Acadia is one of the best-looking midsize three-row crossovers you'll find on the road. It has room for up to seven with the option for second-row captain's chairs, and it has an upscale interior. For the 2021 model year, GMC offers some new packages for the Acadia. You can now get the Pro Safety Plus Package, the Elevation Edition Package, and even more features with the Premium Package. 

Trim Levels

The SL is the entry-level Acadia trim. It has 17-inch alloy wheels and heated side exterior mirrors, while just a step up to the SLE offers 18-inch alloy wheels and a power liftgate. The midlevel SLT adds fog lights, a hands-free power liftgate, and roof rails. For a more rugged Acadia that can take on rougher terrain, try the AT4. This off-road trim has all-terrain tires and 17-inch wheels. 


There are three powertrains to choose from with the Acadia. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with 193 horsepower. A 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder generates 228 horsepower, and a 3.6-liter V-6 puts out 310 horsepower. All three engines work with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.


The Acadia provides a smooth ride down the highway. It's slightly smaller than other three-row SUVs, making it more agile and fun to drive over curvy roads, and the new AT4 model gives adventurers a rugged and off-road-worthy option. The AT4 comes with GMC's Active Torque Control System, which improves off-road capabilities by delivering torque to the wheel or wheels that can use it to maximize traction.


Most Acadia trims have three rows of seats. The AT4 comes with two rows and has room for five. The seats are comfortable with the support needed for long rides. Behind all three rows, the Acadia has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With the third row folded down, this opens up to 41.7 cubic feet. A leather-wrapped steering wheel comes standard, and all trims have a push-button start. The SLT adds leather upholstery, and the Denali has an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated rear seats, and heated and ventilated front seats. 

You'll get an 8-inch touch screen even in the base Acadia, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. You'll also get a Wi-Fi hot spot and five USB ports. Moving up through the trims adds satellite radio, and if you go all the way up to the Denali, it has wireless smartphone charging. 

Safety Features

The 2021 Acadia comes with a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SLT adds a forward-collision warning system, automatic braking, automatic high beam headlights, and a lane-keeping assist system. The Denali offers the Technology Package with a surround-view parking camera, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded automatic braking system for the forward-collision warning system. This package also adds a digital rearview camera.