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2013 GMC Acadia Denali

Refreshed, Not Refreshing I'm probably ill-suited to accurately and fairly take the full measure of a vehicle like the 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. This is a machine conjured around the express notion of corralling and then herding a brood of rafter-swinging hatchlings to and fro in relative comfort, and with no such passel of wee Bowmans to call my own, it's difficult to give this rig a fair shake. While I can certainly weigh cargo capacity, legroom and fuel economy stats with the best of them, I'd be lying to your face if I said the word "crossover" didn't urge some uncontrollable... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
288 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$47,945
As-Tested Price:
$51,805
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    Recalls: GM recalls 51k Enclave, Traverse, Acadia crossovers over fuel gauge inaccuracy
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    Report: Investigation suggests GM slow to recall 1.2M CUVs over airbags
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    Slowly but surely, General Motors is learning quite a few lessons from its recent ignition-switch recall fiasco. A recent timeline submitted by the company to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that it took six years to issue a recent recall on several crossovers. In March, GM recalled 1.18 million CUVs because the side impact ...

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    Review: 2013 GMC Acadia Denali
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    There are plenty of reasons to appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, but it seems that these crossovers have what it takes to wear the title of America's most American vehicle. And who better to determine this than Washington, DC-based American University? Frank DuBois, an associate professor at this university's Kogod School of ...

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    Official: 2013 GMC Acadia priced from $34,875*
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    Report: NHTSA opens safety investigations into Toyota, GM and Honda crossovers
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evidently keeping itself very busy these days, as the federal agency has just announced it is launching or renewing investigations into Toyota, Honda and General Motors crossovers. 2006-2008 model year Toyota RAV4 crossovers are under review for allegations of rear tie-rod rust which can result in ...

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    General Motors has announced a recall of certain 2011 and 2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia models for wipers that may fail under heavy snow. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, snow or ice buildup may restrict the wiper movement, which may in turn lead to the wiper arm loosening from the vehicle. The ...

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    Confirmed: GM confirms discontinued Saturn Outlook parts used in refreshed GMC Acadia
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    Yesterday, Car and Driver called out GM in a snarky blog post for repurposing parts from the discontinued Saturn Outlook to refresh the GMC Acadia. GM didn't confirm C/D's suspicions at the time, but after we called and asked politely, GMC PR did answer our request. According to spokesman Joe LaMuraglia, the 2013 Acadia liftgate glass, spoiler, rear ...

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    GM appears to repurpose Saturn Outlook parts on new Acadia
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    General Motors unveiled the company's refreshed GMC Acadia at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show yesterday, and if you were paying attention, you may have noticed something curious about the vehicle. While the new Acadia looks considerably better than its predecessor, a few components of the design looked more than a little familiar. Upon closer observation, it ...

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    Chicago: 2013 GMC Acadia shows up with slightly new look
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2011 Honda Odyssey, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia have all been named Top Safety Picks, the organization's highest honor. The Odyssey is the second minivan to earn the award since IIHS added roof strength requirements to its criteria for earning the Top Safety Pick ...

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