My car sits outside in the sun for 12 hrs while I am at work. I leave the sunroof cracked open to let some heat out, a got a sunshade for the front windshield and I use the remote start when I am getting ready to leave and have not once had seats that were too hot. I do the same thing at the beach when we go.
i have titaniun leather in my yukon and it is just as hot as the acadia ebony seats. But like KJF said the sunroof is what i am regreting. The shade makes NO difference. I am thinking of buying a whinshield Thingy. That might help
It was up to 95 today. Remote start and by the time you load up, it is cool. Knock on wood, I have not felt any difference with the ebony. I was just thinking today that the seats seem comfortable and not too hot. I personally think my husband's G35 is MUCH worse!
I have not had an issue with the sunroof either. If you open the mesh, it is HOT, but it seems fine with normal driving.
Used to have a honda accord w/ black seats and man those got hot! But the black leather in the acadia hasn't even come close yet. And let me tell you it's been hot here. Most of the time I'll start it before I get out there and everything's cool by the time I make it out to the car.
Even the titanium interior has a lot of black parts - dash, top of doors, etc. My dodge Ram (which the Acadia replaced) had a black dash also and it got a lot hotter than the black dash of the Acadia. Don't understand why.
I'm having all the windows tinted (even the side & rear) with a heat reflective tint. I'm hoping that will help.
For those looking for a front window cover you might check out canvasworks.com . They make really good heatshields - custom sized for the Acadia (and other models). They're a little pricey but I think they're worth it. It's the first purchase I make for any new vehicle we get.