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The GMC Acadia has been a popular choice for American customers looking for a great midsize SUV. Initially, it was one of the few big crossover SUVs offered by GM in the mid-2000s. This first-generation Acadia lasted a whopping 10 years from 2007 to 2017, and during that time, GMC managed to sell over 50,000 units every year.

With the debut of the second-generation Acadia in 2017, GM’s rugged midsize crossover took on a whole new aggressive shape despite its luxury-focused interior. This body style carries over to the 2023 model year, where, even today, the Acadia is still a favorite for many SUV owners around the country. If you are looking to buy your example of the latest GMC Acadia, here’s everything you need to know about the Acadia and how much you can expect to spend on one.

2023 GMC Acadia SLE

A red 2023 GMC Acadia parked outdoors after a rain in front of a house.
2023 GMC Acadia | Creative Commons

The base model GMC Acadia for 2023 is the SLE model, which starts at $36,500 MSRP, according to GMC. This model comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, fuel economy is decent at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway in the front-wheel drive model. The standard features for the Acadia SLE are solid with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, active noise cancellation, a wifi hotspot, and keyless open and start.

Safety is also a priority with the GMC Acadia SLE. GMC’s Pro Safety Plus comes standard with the SLE trim, giving drivers lane keep assist technology, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, rear park assist, blind spot alert, and lane change alert. Overall, the Acadia SLE offers excellent value at a price starting well below $40,000.

2023 GMC Acadia Denali

The first GMC vehicle to have the Denali name was the 1999 GMC Yukon, and since the Yukon Denali, it has been a symbol for top-of-the-line GMC vehicles. This name holds to the 2023 Acadia Denali, which starts at $49,500 MSRP. This Acadia Denali also has a bigger engine option available, a 3.6-liter V6 engine that increases its power from 228 horsepower to 310 hp.

Where the Denali trim level really shines is in the interior, where a heads-up display is standard equipment, as is wireless device charging, a hands-free power liftgate, interior leather trim, and heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats. Additionally, this Acadia Denali trim level also comes with an internal humidity sensor, tri-zone climate control, and seating for up to seven total passengers.

Additional packages and add-ons available for the GMC Acadia

There are a good number of additional packages as well to bring the GMC Acadia Denali to another level of luxury and convenience. Some of these packages and add-ons include a rear camera mirror, HD 360-degree surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, SkyScale two-panel sunroof, and a trailering package that gives you the power to tow up to 4,000 pounds.

With all of these options available, there is a 2023 GMC Acadia available for every type of owner.


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