The 2025 GMC Acadia is a crossover SUV produced by General Motors for its GMC division. The 2025 GMC Acadia is a car-based SUV with three rows of seats and seating for seven or eight people. 2025 Acadia is GMC’s first front-wheel-drive passenger vehicle and entry-level truck-like CUV. The 2025 Acadia has a 328-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine with 326 pound-feet of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on most trims.
The 2025 GMC Acadia comes in a variety of styles, including the standard version, the flashy Denali, and the bulky AT4. According to Car and Driver, the Acadia has a roomy first and second row, a V-6 powertrain, and a balance between sleek and truck-like styling. However, they also say that the Acadia is less than inspiring to drive, the interior materials are very good, and the third row is tight. The GMC Acadia was designed as a midsize crossover utility vehicle to compete against models like the Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, and Jeep Grand Cherokee in the growing midsize SUV market.
2025 GMC Acadia: Interior
Inside, the interior is better than the previous year’s model, built with better materials, and made an obvious effort to improve the technology. The Acadia can be ordered with three rows seating seven or eight people, with the second row offering full bench seating or captain’s chairs. GMC AT4 and Denali models have captain’s chairs. There’s more space behind the third row for grocery shopping, and there’s even a handy storage area under the floor of this area. GMC puts a massive 11.0-inch digital instrument cluster in every Acadia, along with a 15.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. The infotainment screen is customizable and uses Google’s built-in software with voice activation. A 12-speaker Bose stereo system is standard, but an optional 16-speaker theater system is also available.
2025 GMC Acadia models equipped with second-row captain’s chairs seat six. The first and second rows offer comfortable seating and plenty of room for passengers to stretch out. Overall, the Acadia has adequate trunk space for the class, but some midsize SUV rivals offer more room. There’s a paltry 12.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row, but that expands to a more impressive 41.7 cubic feet behind the second row. With the second and third rows folded, cargo space maxes out at 79 cubes. A hands-free power tailgate is available.
2025 GMC Acadia : Engine
The 2025 Acadia is equipped with a 228-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and a 310-horsepower V6. The turbo-four impresses with good fuel economy and ample power for most driving situations. The V6 offers significantly more energy, and if you plan to haul a full load of passengers or cargo regularly, it’s the better choice. GMC 2025 can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the optional towing package, the maximum towing capacity of every GMC Acadia, Toyota Grand Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Kia Telluride. The Acadia pulls as much as the Traverse, with which it shares its platform. The GMC Acadia delivers above-average fuel economy for the segment.
The base turbo-four engine and front-wheel-drive Acadia gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Adding all-wheel drive drops those estimates to 22/27 mpg city/highway. With the optional V6, the Acadia gets 19/27 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 19/26 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive.
2025 GMC Acadia: Security
2025 GMC Acadia’s structure is reinforced with high-strength steel, including the steel crosscar beam welded to the floor between the B-pillars. Acadia has six different airbags in the vehicle; two dual-stage front airbags for the driver and front passenger, two seat-mounted side-impact airbags in the first row, and two head curtain side-impact airbags covering all three seating rows. Similar to the Volvo XC90, the Acadia will have a sensing system that will deploy various airbags when a rollover is detected, the 2025 GMC Acadia comes standard with the OnStar system.