The 2017 GMC Acadia shrinks from full-size to mid-size proportions, delivers notable weight savings (to the tune of 700 pounds), and introduces the All Terrain package to the Acadia nameplate. But what, exactly, is the 2017 GMC Acadia all about? Quite a bit.
The 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain matches distinctive exterior design elements with enhanced off-road-driving capability. Assigned (free-flow) RPO code GAT, the package is only available with the SLT-1 trim level and offers the following equipment.
Outside, the 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain offers:
- Body-color grille surround
- Black chrome trim
- Unique 20″ x 8″ aluminum wheels (SN9)
- Black roof rails (V59)
Inside, the 2017 Acadia All Terrain is distinguished with:
- Exclusive five-passenger seating (ABD)
- Rear air vents
- Dynamic All Terrain interior accents
- Covered storage bins in the rear cargo floor in place of a third-row seat
- Rear air vents (RAE)
- Cargo Management System (N30)
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls (N30)
The Acadia All Terrain also features an advanced Active Twin Clutch AWD system (G99) that optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. While it is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, it also provides enhanced stability in dry conditions.
The system also has a specific All Terrain mode in place of the Off Road mode on the drive mode selector that works with the model’s exclusive AWD system to offer enhanced hill-climb capability, while also featuring Hill Descent Control (JHD).
All Terrain Cargo Package
The 2017 Acadia also offers an All Terrain Cargo Package. Offered separately from the All Terrain package as an LPO while requiring the package offers:
- Floor-mounted cargo net (WH6)
- Retractable cargo shade (VRS)
- Vertical cargo net (W2D)
The All Terrain Cargo Package requires the vehicle to be equipped with the All Terrain package.
The 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain in SLT-1 trim has an MSRP of $40,040, including a destination charge of $925 but excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment.
In addition, GMC has announced that it will offer the All Terrain package on the Acadia with the SLE trim level some time in the Spring of 2016. An Acadia SLE All Terrain should carry a lower starting price than the higher-end Acadia SLT All Terrain.