Outside of safety, a vehicle’s reliability is often one of the most important things many prospective buyers consider before purchasing a used vehicle. With that in mind, Consumer Reports has named the 2021 GMC Acadia as one of the most reliable three-year-old midsize crossovers available.
According to a report from Consumer Reports, the 2021 Acadia was given a reliability rating of 63/100, and features a number of notable attributes that make it a desirable option on the used-car market. These characteristics include a composed ride, quiet cabin, comfortable front seats, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.
Of course, Consumer Reports identified a few areas it found lackluster, including unimpressive fuel economy ratings, an insufficient amount of higher-end luxury goodies in the Denali variant, and an awkward electronic gear selector.
It’s worth noting that although the 2021 Acadia garnered praise in multiple facets, owner satisfaction ratings were relatively low, with only 52 percent of buyers claiming that they would purchase the three-row crossover again.
As a reminder, the GMC Acadia is set to receive a third generation for the 2024 model year that thoroughly upgrades the exterior, interior, and powertrain. The 2024 Acadia also boasts an all-new exterior design and is now longer, wider, and taller than the 2023 Acadia.
Moving to the interior, the overhauled cabin is highlighted by a 15-inch infotainment screen and standard 11-inch diagonal driver information center. Additional tech bits include available GM Super Cruise, Google built-in, nine available camera views, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, and Rear Park Assist, among others.
Under the hood, GM Authority was the first to report that the 2024 Acadia is equipped with the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, rated at 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque, while the GM eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range.
In regard to structure, the third-generation Acadia rides on the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, and now incorporates the GM Global B electrical architecture. Production takes place exclusively at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.