2013 GMC Acadia Denali road test: Roomy and luxurious family hauler

2013 GMC Acadia Denali AWD, price and key specifications, as tested

Base price: $47,945

As tested: $51,805

Standard comfort and convenience features include 8-way driver and passenger front seats with driver memory setting and lumbar control, heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats, tri-zone climate control,  leather-appointed front and second-row seats, panoramic sunroof with sliding front section, power liftgate,10-speaker premium sound system with satellite radio (free for three months) and IntelliLink infotainment system, rear-seat audio controls and headphone jacks


Navigation and rear-seat entertainment system: $2,240
White Diamond Tricoat paint: $795

Body style/layout: Full-size, all-wheel-drive crossover utility vehicle


Type: 3.6-liter, 24-valve, double overhead camshaft V-6
Displacement, cc: 3564
Block/head material: aluminum
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Horsepower: 288 @6300 rpm
Torque: 270 lb. ft.@3400 rpm
Recommended fuel: unleaded regular
Fuel economy, EPA est: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway/18 mpg overall
Fuel economy, observed: 16.5 mpg

Transmission: 6-speed automatic


Suspension, front/rear: coil-over strut/linked H-arm
Wheels: 20-inch aluminum
Tires: P255/55R20 all-season
Brakes: Four-wheel anti-lock disc
Steering: hydraulic rack-and-pinion
Turning circle: 40.4 ft.


Wheelbase: 118.9 in.
Length: 200.8 in.
Height: 70.4 in.
Width: 78.9 in
Curb weight: 4,850 lbs.
Trunk volume: 24.1 cu.ft behind 3rd row/ 70.1 cu. ft. behind 2nd row/ 116.1 cu. ft. behind 1st row
Fuel tank: 22 gals.


Airbags: Front, front side, front center, head/torso
Anti-lock brakes: Yes; traction control: Yes; stability control: Yes
Other: side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, rear-view camera, child-seat anchors, 6 months of OnStar communications system

Warranty: 5-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain.