Nashville GMC Acadia
Nashville GMC Acadia
Crossover utility vehicles are popular among families because they give you a car platform but offer SUV features. The Nashville GMC Acadia came out in the end of 2006 and was an instant hit, being a full size crossover SUV that is based on the GM Lambda platform. This new model has replaced the previous minivans and 7/8 passenger capacity automobiles that were common. The GMC Acadia is a front wheel drive, which is a first for GMC, and it is also the first crossover developed by the brand. You have the option of getting all wheel drive and the seating capacity can carry eight adults. The towing capacity for the Acadia is also excellent with ability to tow over five thousand pounds.
The price is mid-range and it has received some incredible ratings as far as consumer reports are concerned. In the year 2008, the Nashville GMC Acadia started coming with a lower ride height while still coming equipped with a sturdy 67.28 inch wide front and rear tracks and a wheelbase of 118.9 inches. The reason why the GMC Acadia offers a much smoother ride than any other SUV is because of the compact H-linked design in the rear suspension. The base models come with standard safety features, eighteen inch wheels and four wheel disc brakes. The tires can also be upgraded to nineteen inch. GM's 275 hp High Feature LY7 V6 engine is what provides this car the amazing power it has which is also the engine that made the Cadillac CTS so popular.
Other benefits of the Acadia include 251 lb-ft. of torque, 6-speed automatic transmission, good fuel economy (highway and city) and the 2009 model even has a direct injected LLT, a 3.6 liter engine with increased fuel economy and produces 288 horsepower. In short, this is class leading fuel economy. The newer models of the Acadia have the 288 hp 3.6L V6 engine. To help lower the center of gravity for reduced rollover accident risks, the Nashville GMC Acadia comes with a unibody construction. Previous SUVs from GM were based on the GM truck platform which was not as safe for driving. Other safety features include six airbags and a great detection system. The ninth generation OnStar system is also available which makes automatic contact to emergency services possible.
2011 GMC Acadia
The 2011 Nashville GMC Acadia is a three row crossover, and is ideal for eight passenger seating. The vehicle received top safety scores, and you can get an upgrade to the Denali trim if you want more interior features. Crossovers similar to the 2011 GMC Acadia, are becoming more and more popular because they offer better fuel economy for a more powerful vehicle. Otherwise, people would just have to deal with trucks and minivans that may answer all their space needs but that are expensive to drive because of the high consumption and the high fuel prices. Similar to its Buick and Chevy counterparts (Enclave and Traverse respectively) the 2011 Nashville GMC Acadia is also based on the GM Lambda Platform which incorporates the unibody architecture and unites both form and function, making the Acadia the popular vehicle it is today.
This design also makes for better performance on the road and also makes it more spacious while still offering the best in terms of design. It is functional and useful and helps you handle the driving better. The 2011 Nashville GMC Acadia offers front wheel and all wheel drive options, and provides a quiet as well as smooth ride. The cargo room is massive, at 117 cubic feet maximum. The 2011 Acadia has five available trims namely base SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali. The base model has seven passenger seating but you can get an upgrade to fold-flat second-row bench if you buy trims other than the base SL.
Other features of the 2011 GMC Acadia include six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo system, front and rear air-conditioning, OnStar telematics along with cruise control and full power accessories. But if you want more options you can always consider different trim levels. With the higher trims you have features like tri-zone automatic climate control, 10-speaker Bose stereo, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 19-inch wheels, 20-inch chrome wheels, rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, fog lamps, remote engine start, rear entertainment system, illuminated sill plates, sunroofs and navigation system.
A 288 hp 3.6-liter V6 and fuel economy of 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway makes the 2011 Nashville GMC Acadia a great choice for all.
2012 GMC Acadia
Most of the features of the 2011 GMC Acadia are all present along with a few new additions and improvements in the 2012 Nashville GMC Acadia. The 2012 Acadia can fit up to eight passengers which makes this kind of crossover SUV the perfect fit for families. The unibody architecture makes the vehicle more spacious and it is much lighter than other SUVs. The driving is much more pleasant and the fuel economy is also excellent. Cargo space is again extremely large making the 2012 Acadia a very functional vehicle for both work and family.
The same five trim levels are offered for the 2012 Acadia as were offered in the previous year model: base SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2 and Denali. But this time, even with the base model you get eight-passenger seating configuration. Other standard base features in the 2012 Nashville GMC Acadia include rear air-conditioning, cruise control, automatic headlights, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar emergency telematics, privacy glass, eighteen inch wheels, keyless entry, fog lights, and 6 speaker sound system.
You can also upgrade the base 2012 GMC Acadia to other trim levels to take advantage of the many technological and convenience features offered. Advanced trim options for the 2012 Nashville GMC Acadia include upgraded steering, increased sound deadening, unique styling flourishes, remote ignition, eight-way power driver seat, rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, sunroof, navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system and xenon headlights.