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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at GMC Acadia . . .

Not really in the market to buy a new vehicle to replace our 2015 Equinox LTZ. Still . . . there are some dynamite deals on the Acadia right now and it is really just a bit larger than the 2015 Equinox. Even the weight is very close. The Acadia is about 6" longer and 2 inches wider and less than 1" different in height depending on trim level.
Bottom line, we can get a 2019 GMC Acadia SLT-1 for about $2,000 less than we got our 2015 Equinox LTZ.

We were looking closely at the new Chevy Blazer down the road, but the Acadia has a lot more going for it that we like in trim levels, design, and over al appeal.
That, and no deals clsoe to the Acadia has right now. Very tempting

We can get all that we have in the 2015 Equinox and more now including leather, Bose stereo, 8-way power front driver and passenger seats, new LGX 3.6L V6 plus the 2-2-2 seating with 3rd row rear.

What to do . . what to do? We've found several just like I would order out without having to buy options we don't care to spend the money on.

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If you're anything like me, once you start thinking about another vehicle, there is no rest until the deal is done.

Your logic about the Blazer vs the Acadia seems sound.

If the Acadia is the size you like and equipment packages, color, and dealer inventory meet your wants/needs; I say "do it!"

We only live once, and are here for a short time. If finances aren't an issue and you want one; why not.

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If you're anything like me, once you start thinking about another vehicle, there is no rest until the deal is done.

Your logic about the Blazer vs the Acadia seems sound.

If the Acadia is the size you like and equipment packages, color, and dealer inventory meet your wants/needs; I say "do it!"

We only live once, and are here for a short time. If finances aren't an issue and you want one; why not.

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Thanks . . . we are on the fence however. I agree. We could do it if we choose with no strain on the finances. We plan ahead more than enough and always have.

I think that the Acadia sales have slacked off considerably in that segment compared to others. Therefore the strong factory to dealer incentives.

That, and we never looked closely at the Acadia much and now I am struck by how the appearance of Acadia really seems a bit bland and dated in style. If I see that I have to wonder what others think. Even the new Blazer follows body style cues more along the lines of other CUV/SUV that are popular. Acadia seems a bit behind also in new technology and some other hardware.

Don't get me wrong. The Acadia has a lot to offer, but seems very close to what we already have in the 2015 LTZ. . . just newer and has the extra row of rear seats and interior upgrades. One thing the new Infotainment lacks though, is that GM now had disabled phone linked audio text message play like we have on our Equinox. I even had that on my 2017 Colorado, however, after 2 or 3 MyLink firmware updates it no longer works via Bluetooth. I've heard connecting it via Android Auto or CarPlay does allow it . . but have yet to see that.

So. . lot's of give and take in a buying decision anymore.
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One thing the new Infotainment lacks though, is that GM now had disabled phone linked audio text message play like we have on our Equinox. I even had that on my 2017 Colorado, however, after 2 or 3 MyLink firmware updates it no longer works via Bluetooth. I've heard connecting it via Android Auto or CarPlay does allow it . . but have yet to see that.

So. . lot's of give and take in a buying decision anymore.
I noticed that feature on our 2017 Malibu, but missing on my 2019 Redline with the higher level Infotainment system. I haven't explored all of the Android Auto features yet so cannot advise the functionality.

My 2016 and 2019 Equinox does have the built in navigation that I've tried, and so far it appears to work well in both vehicles.

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JayTee, you can see I've had both a 2012 Equinox 2LT and a 2017 Acadia Denali. Granted the Acadia is a tad bit bigger than the Equinox but it does off the 3rd row seats if/when you need them and the new LGX V6 is fuel efficient for a car that size. One thing is the 2020 MY is going to have START/STOP with a ON/OFF switch along with AFM, don't know your feeling on that.
It's one of those things you don't need a new car but you may just want a new car.
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I have looked at the Acadia too. The pluses over the Terrain is the nice linear power delivery of the NA V6 versus the lumpy turbo engines. The ride is also much better and the SUV overall is much more quite on the inside. It is a lot more roomy but I find the cargo capacity a little compromised unless you get the All Terrain model that only has two rows of seats. With the regular models you get 2nd row captains chairs which makes getting into the 3rd row easy, but leaves a big gap between the seats when they are all folded flat for hauling cargo.

The biggest downside for me on the Acadia is the outdated interior. You can tell it's not as nice as the Terrain though the seats have more cushion than the firm Terrain ones. The Acadia I had overnight averaged 25 mpg where my 1.5T Terrain averages 31.
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I have looked at the Acadia too. The pluses over the Terrain is the nice linear power delivery of the NA V6 versus the lumpy turbo engines. The ride is also much better and the SUV overall is much more quite on the inside. It is a lot more roomy but I find the cargo capacity a little compromised unless you get the All Terrain model that only has two rows of seats. With the regular models you get 2nd row captains chairs which makes getting into the 3rd row easy, but leaves a big gap between the seats when they are all folded flat for hauling cargo.

The biggest downside for me on the Acadia is the outdated interior. You can tell it's not as nice as the Terrain though the seats have more cushion than the firm Terrain ones. The Acadia I had overnight averaged 25 mpg where my 1.5T Terrain averages 31.
Grum.man, the Acadia does offer a second row bench seat for all trims, but its not as popular as the 2nd row bucket seats though.
For our driving we were getting 24 city and 29 - 30 hwy, which is slightly better than what were getting with our Terain.
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Grum.man, the Acadia does offer a second row bench seat for all trims, but its not as popular as the 2nd row bucket seats though.
For our driving we were getting 24 city and 29 - 30 hwy, which is slightly better than what were getting with our Terain.
Ahh I see that on the configurator. All the ones on the dealer lot had the captains chairs.
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Grum.man, the Acadia does offer a second row bench seat for all trims, but it’s not as popular as the 2nd row bucket seats though.
For our driving we were getting 24 city and 29 - 30 hwy, which is slightly better than what we’re getting with our Terain.



Wow. . was that with the FWD ACadia 3.6L V6? I was trying to determine the MPG for a FWD Acadia with 3.6L V6. Seems like Fuelly posters are all over the map on MPG. Hoping for 19 to 20 around town and +26 on the highway at 65 to 70 MPH.
I like that the Acadia still has the 6T70 transmission heavier duty than our V6 Equinox 6T50 and was hoping for similar MPG.

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Yep FWD 3.6L LGX engine with AFM. We would go to our butcher shop about 15 miles away, there was a stretch of straight flat road no stop signs very little traffic you could run 50 - 55 and watch the instant mpgs get up to 50 - 60+. If you've read some of my posts, my 'city' driving is mostly SC country back road speed limits 45 - 50 mph no real stop and go traffic maybe sitting through 2 red lights while turning left or at lunch/dinner times on one of our 3 main roads. Old Grandma Leadfoot would usually cruise down to Columbia, SC on I-385 & I-26 pushing 75 to 80+.
We rarely used the 3rd row seats and with them down cargo room was bigger than the Equinox but the drawback that Grum.man pointed out is the space between the bucket seats but you could always but a piece of plywood or something to cover it, or live with it and put stuff between them

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