The 2012 GMC Acadia lineup includes SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models (SLT models are offered in SLT1 and SLT2 trim levels). All models are available in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive with seven- or eight-passenger seating configurations. A comprehensive safety system includes six standard air bags and standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control and rollover mitigation technology.
All GMC Acadia models are powered by a 3.6L V-6 VVT engine that uses gasoline direct injection technology to optimize performance and fuel economy. The engine is paired with Acadia’s fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission to help give FWD models an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway. The GMC Acadia also is capable of towing up to 5,200 pounds (2,364 kg), when properly equipped.
For 2012 GMC Acadia, two new exterior color choices are available: Crystal Red Tintcoat and Stone Gray Metallic. Other changes include revisions to content and trim, including an accessory power outlet added to the center console. In addition, outside mirrors with integral spotter feature are now standard on GMC Acadia SLT and Denali and fog lamps and body-color moldings are now standard on SLE, SLT and Denali models.
Also standard on all Acadia Denali models for 2012 is hill-hold assist braking technology, which applies the brakes for 1.5 seconds when the driver’s foot leaves the brake pedal on inclines of 5 percent or steeper. To avoid unintended acceleration, an enhanced electronic pedal override reduces power to the engine when the brake and accelerator pedals are depressed at the same time.
The GMC Acadia Denali is available in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, as well as seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations. It stands out with its signature Denali design cues, highlighted by a monochromatic exterior and chrome honeycomb grille. clad six-spoke wheels.
GMC Acadia Denali also features exclusive design, comfort and convenience features:
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mahogany wood inserts
• Complementary woodgrain finish on the instrument panel and center stack
• Perforated leather seats with matching leather door panel trim
• Heated and cooled, leather-trimmed driver and passenger seats
• Premium acoustics – laminated glass and liquid applied sound deadeners
• Dual SkyScape sunroof system, with sliding front sunroof and fixed rear section
• Head-up display (HUD)
• Illuminated sill plates.
The GMC Acadia’s 3.6L engine’s direct injection technology helps produce power similar to many V-8 engines and uses regular unleaded gasoline. It is rated at 288 horsepower (215 kW) and 270 lb.-ft. of torque (366 Nm). Ninety percent of the engine’s peak torque is available from approximately 2,500 rpm to more than 6,000 rpm.
The 3.6L engine is mated to the Hydra-Matic 6T75 six-speed automatic transmission, an advanced transmission with clutch-to-clutch shift operation for front- and all-wheel-drive vehicles. It also offers automatic grade braking, shift stabilization and precise shift control.