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2013 GMC Acadia: Professional-Grade Luxury Gets A Price Tag


2013 GMC Acadia SLT

2013 GMC Acadia SLT

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General Motors has just released pricing details on the 2013 GMC Acadia three-row crossover and the upscale 2013 Acadia Denali.

The 2013 GMC Acadia in front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration carries a starting price of $34,875, which includes an $825 destination charge. The Acadia Denali FWD starts out at $46,770, including destination. These prices mark increases of $1,000 over 2012 models.

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

2013 GMC Acadia Denali

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In comparison, the 2013 GMC Acadia is more expensive than the 2013 Honda Pilot (base price of $30,250, including $830 destination charge), the 2013 Mazda CX-9 Sport ($30,520, including $795 destination), and the 2013 Dodge Durango ($29,990 starting price, including $995 destination).

What’s new

What do buyers get for that additional $1,000 price in the 2013 GMC Acadia models? Along with some exterior styling changes and new interior materials, of importance to family buyers of three-row crossovers is the addition of more features as standard equipment. Since safety, entertainment and comfort are high on the list of must-haves in family vehicles, making rear park assist, rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a Color Touch radio with HD radio, USB port, and ambient interior lighting standard adds to the appeal of this large crossover.

GM also says that most of the Acadia’s trims will come standard with the GM IntelliLink connectivity system, as well as the industry’s first front-center airbag (also in the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse).

Aisle seating, which includes two captain's chairs in the second row, may also help kids access the rearmost seats a bit easier.

The 2013 Acadia Denali, meanwhile, adds a Head-Up Display, side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert, and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

Available in the fourth quarter of this year, the 2013 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali are built in Michigan at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant.

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