– Detroit, Michigan

Downsizing is a big deal. The first GMC Acadia was a lumbering three-row behemoth, but this all-new version has shrunk in every way. It’s shorter, narrower, and lower than its predecessor – and about 700 pounds lighter, too. It still offers up to seven seats, but the Acadia has been right-sized for buyers who might only sometimes need that much capability.

Despite going down in size, the new Acadia hasn’t lost anything in terms of style or design. This Denali tester drips with chrome, leather, and all the tech features buyers expect from their modern family crossovers. There’s even a system to warn you if you forget to take your child out of the back seat when you park the car. Are all these updates enough to compete with popular three-row models like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander? Find out as we subject the 2017 GMC Acadia to our Why Buy? treatment in this video.

GMC Acadia

Engine 3.5L V6
Output 310 Horsepower / 271 Pound-Feet
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Efficiency 18 City / 25 Highway / 20 Combined
As-Tested Price $52,285
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