GMC updates Acadia full-size crossover for 2013

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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GMC's full-size Acadia crossover vehicle was introduced in 2007 and has now been significantly revised for the 2013 model year. With its updated styling and improvements in interior refinement and safety, the 2013 Acadia is now a more formidable challenger for the other vehicles in its segment.

The 2012 Acadia sports a new front grille as well as diffused LED running lamps paired with either standard projector beam headlights or optional HID headlights. Other new styling features include redesigned taillights, new wrap-around rear glass, a new rear spoiler, and new 18- and 19-inch wheels.

Inside, the 2013 Acadia features upgraded soft-touch materials, French stitching and even ambient red lighting along the dashboard. In SLT trim, the Acadia's interior features aluminum accents on centre console, the doors and the dashboard.

Interior features also include a rear-seat entertainment system, a Dual SkyScape sunroof, a rear-view camera and GMC's Colour Touch Radio, which makes use of touch screen controls for the vehicle's infotainment options.

All 2013 Acadias are powered by a 3.6-litre V6 engine with direct injection that produces 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission routes power to the front wheels, with an optional all-wheel drive system also available. Towing capacity for the 2013 Acadia is a robust 2,268 kg (5,000 pounds).

When it comes to safety features, the 2013 Acadia raises the bar with GMC's new front centre air bag system, which deploys an airbag between the driver and front passenger. The system's purpose is to protect the front seat occupant (driver or passenger) on the opposing, non-struck side of an impact.

Other safety technologies include a rear cross traffic alert and a side blind zone alert. Both systems use radar technology to monitor the driver's potential blind spots and can provide visible and audible warnings in order to help prevent a collision.

Pricing and availability have not yet been divulged, but more details about the 2013 GMC Acadia will be announced closer to the vehicle's on-sale date later this year.

©(Copyright Canadian Auto Press)

Topics: Crossover, SUV, GMC, 2013, Acadia,

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