2021 GMC Acadia for Sale in Springfield, MA
Whether you call it a crossover or an SUV, the 2021 GMC Acadia is a comfortable and spacious vehicle that can seat six or seven, depending on its second-row configuration. It would be Mama Bear’s just-right choice, the middle ground between the smaller Terrain and larger Yukon. The new model year expands the standard inclusion of active safety technology and introduces an Elevation Edition Package for select trims. Wireless smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) makes its debut, as do some new exterior paint colors: Midnight Blue Metallic, Cayenne Red, and Hunter Green.
The Basics and Available Features
GMC offers the 2021 Acadia in a quintet of trims: in ascending order, the SL, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. The SL is the only one with a three-person bench in the second row; the others get a pair of captain’s chairs. The base powerplant (standard on the SL and SLE) is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 193 horsepower; the SLT moves up to a 230 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
Acadias with the six-cylinder engine and the available Trailering Package can tow as much as 4,000 pounds. Fuel economy ranges from 19 mpg city/26 highway for the AWD Denali and AT4 to 22 city/27 highway for the SLE.
Standard equipment on the base trim, the SL, includes heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal lights, tri-zone auto climate control, LED headlights, active noise cancellation for a quiet cabin, and 17-inch wheels. As mentioned above, it’s the only Acadia that automatically gets a second-row bench that seats three, bringing total capacity to seven passengers. The SLE is equipped much like the SL, but it comes standard with captain’s chairs in the middle row instead (the bench seat can be swapped in for this trim and above). The SLT upgrades to 18-inch wheels, roof rails, a hands-free liftgate, LED fog lights, remote start, and some interior comforts: perforated leather seats (heated in the front row), a power driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The trail-oriented trim, the AT4, has off-road tires, hill start assist, and hill descent control. Both the AT4 and the SLT are eligible for a head-up display via the optional Technology Package.
The Denali trim drops the AT4’s trail-ready features in favor of higher luxury, getting the head-up display as standard along with a heated steering wheel, cooled front seats, driver’s seat memory, a power front passenger’s seat, heated middle-row outboard seats, and wireless device charging. For even more amenities, buyers can elect to add the Denali Technology Package for a rear camera mirror, and the Denali Ultimate Package (adaptive ride control, a two-panel sunroof, and a trailering setup).
Safety and Technology
Every 2021 GMC Acadia gets a package of state-of-the-art driver assist features. On the SL and SLE, that means rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SLT adds front park assist, front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. The SLT and AT4 are eligible for a surround-view monitor via the Technology Package, but the Denali gets it as a standard feature, along with enhanced automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
The ’21 Acadia’s base infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth for hands-free phone and audio streaming, a sound system with six speakers, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The SLE adds SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and the SLT and receive standard navigation, HD radio, and a premium Bose audio system with eight speakers. All trims also get OnStar & GMC Connected Services.
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