The 2013 GMC Acadia was first unveiled earlier this year at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show sporting a new front-end and some other tweaks. Now, we finally have a price tag for it. The redesigned three-row crossover will start at $34,875, including the $825 destination fee, while the plush Denali trim will set you back at least $46,770.
The latest Acadia ushers in upgraded interior materials and styling tweaks both inside and out. For the 2013 model year, the Acadia features a redesigned front-end and rear lift gate in addition to the improved interior materials. Despite its size, the Acadia actually shares more with a car than a full-size truck, thanks to its fully independent suspension and unibody design. With the unibody construction, the latest Acadia boasts a lower center of gravity making it easier to handle.
Safety features include high-strength steel used for construction of the SUV itself and six airbags that line the cabin. OnStar, GM’s version of a personal assistant of sorts, is also featured on the 2013 GMC Acadia. Now in its ninth generation, OnStar alerts emergency services in the event of an accident but it can also give directions as well.
Since its introduction for the 2006 model year, the GMC Acadia has seen its sales skyrocket, dip, and then return to early production levels. In 2011, 79,288 units were moved, the best since 2007 when 72,765 units found new homes. For the 2013 model year, GMC decided to do away with the SLE and SLT trim levels but continues to offer the Denali trim which was added for the 2011 model year.