The more we read about the 2017 GMC Acadia (which is currently making its Canadian debut at the Toronto Auto Show), the more excited we get about this new revised midsize crossover. Promising to be head and shoulders ahead of the 2016 GMC Acadia that it is replacing, this model is lighter, and available with even more great safety and technology features. Keep reading to check out the 2017 GMC Acadia powertrain and fuel economy numbers.
2017 GMC Acadia Engine Options
The new GMC Acadia will be available with two new powertrains. A new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine equipped with stop-start technology will be standard, and replacing the current standard 3.6-litre V6 engine. That will pay off at the pump, with this engine offering a GM-estimated fuel consumption rating of 8.4 L/100km on the highway and 10.7 L/100km for city driving with front wheel drive. No news on the horsepower we can expect from this new engine yet.
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A new and improved 3.6-liter V6 engine will still be available on the 2017 GMC Acadia. This engine will offer a GM-estimated 310 horsepower (which is a good 29 horsepower up from the previous standard 3.6-liter engine) and offer an estimated maximum towing capacity of 1,814 kilograms. It should also deliver on fuel efficiency of 9.4 L/100km on the highway with front-wheel drive.
Both of these engines will come equipped with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing to deliver on the best fuel efficiency. Both will be matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and electronically controlled drive mode selector. A Tow Vision Trailering system, including a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines to assist in hitching up a trailer, will be available in some models.
In addition to an excellent powertrain selection, the 2017 GMC Acadia will remain a spacious top midsize crossover, usually offering three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. Many advanced digital safety features also are available, as well as an “electronically controlled continuous damping system”, which sounds like Magnetic Ride Control to our ears, but may turn out to be something even cooler.
Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales representative to find out more about the GMC Acadia, or any other vehicles on our lot.