KBB recently published a list of the ten best certified pre-owned three-row crossovers available for less than $30,000 on its site. The 2019 GMC Acadia was ranked sixth on this list, with editors praising the crossover for its handsome exterior styling, standard and available safety features and engine options, among more.
“The 2019 GMC Acadia offers a distinct, modern appearance, extensive safety and infotainment technology options, and a range of seating configurations, including a 7-passenger, 3-row layout. Both 4- and 6-cylinder engines are available, as is all-wheel drive. There’s an Acadia All-Terrain off-road model, and, on the plush Acadia Denali, continuously variable damping for the best ride quality.”
The top-ranked nameplate on this list was the 2017 Toyota Highlander, with the 2019 Honda Pilot appearing in second and 2019 Mazda CX-9 in third. The 2020 model year Chevy Traverse was fourth, with this crossover sharing its GM C1 platform with the 2019 model year GMC Acadia. The Buick Enclave, another C1-based GM crossover, was fifth. All three of these nameplates have spacious interiors with seating for either seven or eight passengers, depending on the seating configuration chosen.
Power in the 2019 model-year GMC Acadia comes from GM’s turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission also standard. The Acadia is also available with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque, which also pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Production of the current, 2023 model-year GMC Acadia takes place at the GM Spring Hill Plant in Tennessee.