In announcing the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia this past week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GMC made a statement, plucking the Acadia from the full-size CUV space and placing it directly into the midsize segment.
Numbers tell quite the story: compared to its predecessor, the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia is 3.5 inches narrower, 3.9 inches shorter in height, and 7.2 inches shorter in length, mostly thanks to a wheelbase that’s 6.4 inches shorter, enabled by GM’s regular-wheelbase C1XX platform. Those dimensions enable a turning radius that’s 1.7 feet smaller than the first-gen model. But most importantly, the 2017 Acadia is a full 700 pounds, or 318 kilos, lighter than before, as enabled by GM’s regular-wheelbase C1XX platform. This means that it will be more nimble than the outgoing model while being able to attain better fuel economy.
|Vehicle||Wheelbase (in)||Length (in)||Width (in)||Height (in)||Turning Radius (ft)||Curb Weight (kg)|
|2017 GMC Acadia||112.5||193.6||75.4||68.7||38.7||3956|
|2016 GMC Acadia||118.9||200.8||78.9||72.6||40.4||4656|
|+ / – 2017 Acadia||-6.40||-7.20||-3.50||-3.90||-1.70||-700.00|
|Vehicle||Wheelbase (mm)||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Turning Radius (m)||Curb Weight (kg)|
|2017 GMC Acadia||2857||4917||1916||1745||11.8||1794|
|2016 GMC Acadia||3021||5101||2003||1844||12.3||2112|
|+ / – 2017 Acadia||-164||-184||-87||-99||-0.5||-318|
Despite the smaller exterior dimensions, the new Acadia maintains three rows of seats for five, six, or seven passengers. See how it compares to its predecessor when it comes to cabin space.