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Author Topic: 2017 Acadia! Here it is!  (Read 13727 times, 34 Replies)
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2016, 11:58:29 AM »

It might actually increase resale values for people want the larger Acadia.


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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 04:47:37 PM »

Read an article that was posted on the Equinox/Terrain forum that the the new Acadia will come in 5 or 7 seat configs. If we decide to downsize at the end of our lease in Nov. 2017 it might be something to look at if the 5 seat config comes with the V6. It would be a little bigger than our Nox but smaller than our Enclave.
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2016, 06:53:01 AM »

I think it is attractive, especially the interior on upper trim levels.  However, I think by downsizing they are giving up the best attribute of the outgoing models.  The large, usable interior space is what set the lambdas apart from the huge range of competitors.  I bought one for Its ability to seat seven adults in relative comfort. 

I suspect that is also a big part of the sales success of the lambda vehicles.

The thing that sold me on the Acadia was the ability of lay a full sheet on plywood flat on the floor.  The last few inches did stick the back but that was workable.

The other Lambdas did not/do not have this capability.  They have the rounded hatch opening bottom.

Arthritis now has me in such shape that my woodworking days are probably over, but I would still make that a criteria for a new vehicle.

I would still want the 7 person seating capability because of the space when daughter with two children is visiting.

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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2016, 07:30:57 AM »

I would still want the 7 person seating capability because of the space when daughter with two children is visiting.

That's why we traded in the Nox for the Enclave. We thought that when our son got out of the Army he would he stay in KY. and visit us more often but now he's planning on retiring in TX., plus son that lives by us is getting divorced and teenage granddaughter doesn't go with us much anymore.
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 06:01:34 PM »

Sometimes it is hard to look at change in or lives and  have to look at alternatives, if any.  It is disheartening for us, if they have downsized.  My wife is the one that wants the full size and we do occasionally use all 7 seats, so we don't have to take 2 cars.  If the wheelbase in the 17' is shorter, perhaps the ride will not be as comfortable.

We would probably be flexible in our situation with owning a 17'.
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2016, 11:17:37 AM »

If the wheelbase in the 17' is shorter, perhaps the ride will not be as comfortable.


Probably why this is being offered..........

Available electronically controlled continuous damping system.

fancy electrically driven shocks/struts.
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2016, 07:02:07 AM »

The new dimensions put the 2017 Acadia in the same category as the Acura MDX I had before buying the Acadia.

I bought the Acadia because of its size.  The cargo footprint behind the 2nd seat is exactly the same as a Tahoe.  Take a little over 3 inches off the width and over 7 inches off the length and that has to change.

2" in less legroom with be very significant for the 3rd seat passengers.  I did not even try to use the 3rd seat in the Acura.

I think that GMC has been their own worst enemy of this model change.

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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2016, 01:48:46 AM »

It might actually increase resale values for people want the larger Acadia.

I think you hit the nail on the head exactly !!
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2016, 02:11:27 PM »

They really cheapened the back end ... pull-strap seat releases, no hidden cargo box, all plastic on the seat backs and floor.  so sad

It looks more like an "all weather mat" package, the standard is probably that greyish color carpet you can see underneath the mats and on the back of the second row seat.  The pull straps are on my wife's '14 Acadia, but they're only to pull the seat back up.  The one pictured may have a power fold option or the release is on the side.
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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2016, 02:13:59 PM »

The exterior, interior, and tech are very good. VERY DISAPPOINTED with the smaller size, and lack of 8 speed transmission.

Just wait/save for the Cadillac XT5 to come out.  Website says it'll have an 8 speed.
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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2016, 02:15:12 PM »

Looks like the tow ratings are down too ... 4000# if I remember correctly.  Wonder how well the 4cyl version will drive.
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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2016, 01:16:11 PM »

Ah yes -- here it is. Just the vehicle I will not buy! The Tahoe is too expensive so I guess I'm off to the import dealerships!
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« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2016, 02:43:45 PM »

wait for the Traverse remake?
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« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2016, 04:38:37 PM »

wait for the Traverse remake?


The new generation Traverse and Enclave might not be as different from the Acadia as folks think. http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/buick/enclave/2017-enclave/ http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/chevrolet/traverse/2017-traverse/
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2016, 11:59:50 PM »

I have a 2013 Acadia Denali.  Love everything about it.  But for just 2 people on a regular basis, I could go for the smaller new-coming model.  Styling is clean, though I'll miss that bold styling.
Love the technology it will offer as well.  My only disappointment is that with more and more vehicles (including GMC) offering the superior lighting of led technology, why isn't GMC offering it on the new Acadia?  At least on the Denali?
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