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Avg. Price Paid: $26,616 - $41,497
Original MSRP: $34,050 - $47,945
MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 GMC Acadia Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

According to test drivers, the 2013 GMC Acadia has a generously sized third row, but some were unimpressed with its handling and disappointed with the cabin materials in the top Denali trim.

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Most reviewers said that the 2013 Acadia's V6 has plenty of power, though some noted that acceleration is tepid when loaded with cargo or passengers. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The GMC Acadia gets up to an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway, which is on the low end of the class. According to reviewers, the 2013 Acadia has controlled handling but can feel large and heavy through turns. The automotive press agreed that it rides comfortably.

Auto writers largely agreed that the 2013 GMC Acadia's cabin is handsome and includes nicely grained surfaces and chrome accents throughout. However, a few mentioned that the top Denali trim isn't as lavish as they would have liked. Some critics mentioned that rearward visibility is compromised by a high beltline, but most were pleased with the cabin's roominess. Some added that the third row is spacious enough for adults to sit comfortably. The 2013 Acadia has a maximum 116.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is excellent for the class. A rearview camera, USB port and Bluetooth are standard. Available features include the IntelliLink infotainment system, a dual-pane sunroof, leather upholstery, a head-up display, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system. Some critics commented that the radio and infotainment system's touch-screen buttons don’t respond quickly to inputs.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Buick Enclave impressed auto journalists with its opulent interior built with premium materials. Like the Acadia, the Enclave offers lots of cargo space for the class and reviewers were impressed with its spacious third row.

Reviewers praised the 2013 Mazda CX-9 for its responsive steering and sharp handling. They also said it has an attractive cabin, and the CX-9 has a good amount of cargo space for the class.

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