The 2023 GMC Acadia represents the seventh model year of the second generation of Big Red’s midsize crossover. Despite the GMC brand as a whole dropping in Consumer Reports reliability rankings, the 2023 Acadia has been given a “recommended” rating by CR.
This “recommended” rating is the result of a few different scores:
- Road test rating – 76/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 2/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 66 points out of a maximum of 100.
In the performance section, CR gave the GMC Acadia a 5/5 braking and a 4/5 for acceleration, emergency handling and transmission. CR noted that the crossover offers a competitive, practical and pleasing family hauler as compared to its competition, while fuel efficiency trails its peers.
With regard to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 79/100, comfort with 76/100, and value at 42/100.
When it comes to reliability, the Acadia was given a score of 44/100. When compared to other vehicles in its size class, this places the Acadia in the middle of the pack, beating out the likes of the Porsche Cayenne and Tesla Model X with scores of 41/100 and 25/100, respectively. Sitting atop the rankings is the Lexus GX, with 91/100.
As a reminder, the 2023 GMC Acadia is available with two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the optional naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of engine choice, the GM nine-speed automatic transmission is equipped as standard, with either FWD or AWD configurations available.