The facelifted version of the GMC Acadia, wearing the 2013 model year on it, has been recently unveiled at this year’s edition of the Chicago Auto Show.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 GMC Acadia facelift has been significantly improved, and the model is coming with a redesigned front fascia, prominent front grille, LD daytime running lights, a tailgate mounted spoiler and restyled taillights. The interior changes are limited but we can count the new infotainment system, which is coming with Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, red ambient lighting, aluminum trim and soft-touch plastics.
“With an award-winning combination of space, capability and fuel-efficiency, Acadia epitomizes GMC’s ‘never say never’ attitude. For 2013, our engineers and designers applied that same attitude to developing the new Acadia”, said the vice president of GMC marketing, Tony DiSalle.
Driving an American SUV is usually like driving a big and heavy box of shoes with lots of storage spaces which owners are using to hide their hamburgers, but even so, this GMC Acadia is apparently so important that I have to talk about its engine too, which is coming like you expect it to come. While Europeans and Asians manage to squeeze over 250 HP from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, the Americans still need two more cylinders and a 3.6 liter unit to do that, so the 2013 Acadia is coming with 288 HP and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic (because we all know that Americans can’t use a stick) sending power to an all-wheel drive system.