But how much do you think you'll spend on a Diesel Equinox/Terrain? Has the fire-sale started (?)... because I don't think I'd even give it a glance for anything less than 30% off MSRP!I'm coming out of an Acadia V6, and the trim level I would want is more than I can spend right now.
2019 SLT diesel, Smokey Quartz Metallic, black leather, sunroof, Driver Alert I and II, Infotainment II, floor liner package (a nice touch, BTW). Really like the color combo. This was one of only two in the SoCal area equipped this way. I actually would have preferred the exterior color of the other one (Satin Steel Metallic) but it had that funky two-tone black/gray upholstery.
Actually .. we recently bought a 2019 Acadia SLT-1 with the 3.6L V6. We are getting an average of 22 MPG around town mixed driving and averaged 27.6 MPG [ 65 to 70 MPG] on a several 150 mile round trips to a nearby city and some in city driving once there.Pros and cons abound. Looking for something with significantly better fuel mileage, and even the 2.5L Acadia is rated what, 26mpg? So probably ~24 real-world.
We picked up a 2019 GMC ACadia SLT-1 with V6 [MSRP $40,785] for $30,902 plus a small amount of GM card cash that netted over $10,000 off sticker price [$30,779].I'm coming out of an Acadia V6, and the trim level I would want is more than I can spend right now.
And one can thank the emissions stuff that has inflated the cost of buying a diesel. A diesel is complex enough with fuel issues over and above what gasoline has. The motor has to be built with better components. To make the engine eat its own feces, having to water cool that before it goes into the intake, and the soot loading it does to an engine really makes a modern diesel not worth the trouble to many folks. And I haven't even mentioned SCR/DEF and DPF issues. Having diesel fuel gel or ice up in cold weather and being sidelined on a highway in the middle of the night at -10F is not fun for anyone, especially those who are not diesel savvy and know one should always carry proper tools, fuel filters, diesel fuel additives, etc.It seems the Diesel Revolution is over, Nissan Today just announced that they are discontinuing the Cummins Diesel in their Titan pickup citing very poor sales.
GM in Europe is a pale shell of what it once was there. In Europe its a different market, better climate and because of the obnoxious tax policies of their governments, Diesels are taxed lower than the gasoline models. They use the liter displacement charge, in other words the bigger the motor the bigger the tax bill. That and the fact that their fuel is taxed to dixie with charges not related to the actual price of fuel. Diesel again is or was cheaper over there and that is one of the main reasons that diesel fuel in north America was more expensive, the Europeans got to it first driving up the demand, that and the requirement for lower sulfur content.And GM launches Cadi XT4 with a 2.0 T diesel in Europe ....