The 2016 GMC Acadia is a crossover SUV and is not expected to come with any major changes. The reason for this is the 2014 model, it came out with massive changes, and now, engineers at GMC are determined to just improve the 2014 model, and that is the new 8 passenger SUV Acadia 2016. Although the expected changes will be minimal, they may include more exterior color options, lighter weight, improved trim and so on. Most of the changes on the new GMC Acadia 2016 will be directed towards improving the performance and comfort.
2016 GMC Acadia redesign
Body structure of the new 2016 GMC Acadia will be based on the Lambda platform. This crossover SUV will have very low center of gravity, thanks to the platform and its uni-body structure. The general appearance has been beautified with the redesigned front grille and LED headlight configuration; back lights will also have LED improvements. Another expected change is a redesigned rim, which will give a sportier look. The new Acadia will also lose some weight, thanks to the use of metal alloys in its chassis construction which will influence in its fuel economy.
The interior of the 2016 GMC Acadia will not undergo trough any major changes. The dashboard design will be slightly refreshed, the centrally placed configuration of LED touch screen infotainment console will also be slightly improved, and the steering wheel will contain the Bluetooth phone connectivity button. It will also contain automatic climate control, navigation and audio systems. The interior finish will include luxurious leather and polished wood. This new crossover SUV will have leather upholstered seats with self heating. Thanks to the 3rd row of seats, the vehicle will be able of taking 8 people in.
GMC Acadia 2016 specs
By the words of the people in charge of the engine department, it was not necessary to improve the previous engine. The current engine will also propel next Acadia. This 3.6-liter V6 LLT powerplant is capable of producing 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and it will come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new GMC Acadia 2016 will be come with front-wheel-drive system as standard, but all-wheel-drive will also be available but only as an optional. As for fuel economy, the estimated mileage for the FWD is 17/24 (city/hwy) mpg and 19 mpg combined. The AWD will have the numbers 16/23 mpg (city/hwy) and 19 mpg combined. The 2016 GMC Acadia towing capacity should be around 5,200 pounds.
2016 GMC Acadia release date and price
The launch of the new GMC Acadia 2016 is expected to be in the summer of this year. The price for the new crossover SUV from GMC is expected to be more less the same as for the current model which should be competitive to Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Ford Flex. That means that the 2016 GMC Acadia price will be between $30,000 and $50,000 depending on selected features.