2023 GMC ACADIA Review

The 2023 GMC Acadia is a mid-size SUV that can seat up to seven passengers. Its bold and rugged exterior encases a spacious and well-equipped interior with advanced technology and safety features. It boasts advanced features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a suite of advanced driver assistance technologies.

Walkthrough Review

The 2023 GMC Acadia provides seating for up to 6 or 7 passengers depending on the configuration. It features Smart Slide second-row seats that allow easy access to the third row. Additionally, the passenger-side tip option allows the seat to be slid forward and angled, even when a forward-facing child seat is present using the LATCH system. The third-row seats are split 50/50 and can be folded flat, providing extra storage space for cargo. The tri-zone automatic climate controls in the 2023 GMC Acadia allow for control of multiple temperature settings, utilizing strategically placed sensors to help maintain a comfortable temperature. The driver and front passenger can enjoy 8-way power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated perforated leather-appointed seat cushions and seatbacks to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

SLE/SLT Interior Design

Both the Acadia SLE and Acadia SLT offer real aluminum trim and soft-touch surfaces, but there are differences in their seating options. The Acadia SLE features premium cloth seating, while the Acadia SLT upgrades to leather-appointed first- and second-row seats and a wrapped steering wheel.

AT4 Interior Design

The interior of the Acadia AT4 stands out with its unique design and comes in two options: black premium cloth or black leather-appointed seats for the first and second rows, both with exclusive trim. The front-seat head restraints feature the AT4 logo stitched into them, and the sill plates prominently display an embossed AT4 badge.

Denali Interior Design

The Acadia Denali showcases its real Ash wood accents and warm-tone burnished aluminum trim throughout its interior. The attention to detail continues with seats featuring French seam stitching, front-seat head restraints embroidered with the Denali logo, and Denali embossed sill plates.

The Acadia Elevation Edition is an excellent SUV with exclusive features that boost its appearance. The vehicle boasts a black grille insert and surround, black mirror caps, and gloss-black roof rails, along with 20" painted aluminum wheels, adding to its sleek and stylish look. With the Elevation Edition available on both SLE and SLT models, drivers have a high-end option to stand out on the road. The Acadia Elevation Edition offers the convenience of a hands-free programmable power liftgate, which makes loading cargo an effortless experience. By kicking your foot over the projected GMC logo, located underneath the rear bumper's left-hand side, the liftgate can be automatically opened, granting easy access to the cargo area.

The 2023 GMC Acadia has two engine options, including the 3.6-Litre V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission that offers 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque, with stop/start technology that can be deactivated. While the 2.0-Litre 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, comes standard on the SLE and SLT trims and is available on the Denali trim. It offers 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque and stop/start technology with a deactivation switch. It can tow up to 4000 pounds and is available on SLE and SLT and standard on AT4 and Denali.

Traction Select System

The Acadia's Traction Select System lets drivers switch between different modes tailored to specific road conditions, providing added confidence while driving.

Active Torque Control AWD System

The Active Torque Control AWD system, standard in the AT4, enhances traction on low-traction surfaces by distributing torque from front to back and from side to side at the rear.

Hitch guidance with Hitch View

The Hitch Guidance with Hitch View is available and provides a guideline on the Rear Vision Camera when reversing, helping align the hitch to the trailer, and a close-up Hitch View. It also allows a brief check of the trailer while driving.


6-Inch Diagonal Colour Head-Up Display

To keep your eyes on the road, the available 6-in. diagonal colour Head-Up Display projects important information on the windshield, such as speed, audio, phone, navigation, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Cruise Control, Low Fuel, and Tachometer.

8-Inch Diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Available Navigation

With the multicolour 8-in. diagonal touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot (data plan required), and voice-activated technology, drivers can make hands-free calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Rear Camera Mirror

Switch between a traditional rear-view mirror and the available Rear Camera Mirror, which uses a camera to provide a wider, less obstructed view behind the vehicle while driving.

Safety Features

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert work together to prevent or reduce front-end collisions with detected vehicles while following at speeds below 80 km/h, using camera technology for emergency braking or enhancing the driver's braking.

Front Pedestrian Braking

Front Pedestrian Braking detects pedestrians ahead of the vehicle, alerts the driver, and can provide emergency braking or enhance the driver's hard braking to prevent or reduce front-end collisions, operating below 80 km/h during the daytime with limited low visibility performance.

Intellibeam Auto High Beams

IntelliBeam Auto High Beams can turn the high-beam headlamps on and off based on surrounding traffic conditions when driving in the dark.

Rear Park Assist

When reversing, Rear Park Assist detects nearby objects and alerts you with distance alerts to help prevent collisions at low speeds while parking.

Trim Highlights

2023 Acadia SLE & SLT

  • Horsepower: 228 hp @ 5,000 rpm
  • Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the starting price of the 2023 GMC Acadia?

A: The starting price of the 2023 GMC Acadia is around $35,000.

Q: What are the engine options available for the 2023 GMC Acadia?

A: The 2023 GMC Acadia offers two engine options: a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 3.6-litre V6 engine.

Q: Does the 2023 GMC Acadia offer a hands-free liftgate?

A: Yes, the 2023 GMC Acadia offers a hands-free programmable power liftgate as an optional feature.

Q: What are some available technology features on the 2023 GMC Acadia?

A: The 2023 GMC Acadia offers features such as a 6-inch diagonal colour Head-Up Display, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with select in-vehicle apps.

Contact Us

Contact Leamington Chevrolet Buick GMC in Leamington, Ontario, to learn more about the 2023 GMC Acadia available in our inventory. If you are from the surrounding cities of Wheatley, Essex, Tilbury, Harrow, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, Colchester, Windsor, Lasalle, Essex, and Belle River, consider visiting Leamington to schedule a test drive.

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