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2012 GMC Acadia Features

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With the new Denali model joining the lineup in the 2011 model year, the Acadia is largely carried over for 2012, with a few new added features in the mix.

The 2012 Acadia comes in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali versions. All offer the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic, but interior trim differs widely. The more affordable SL and SLE models sport basic but comfortable cloth upholstery, while the SLT and Denali models have leather-upholstered seats. The Denali's, in fact, is perforated leather, paired with mahogany dash trim and leather trim for the doors and steering wheel.

The 2012 GMC Acadia--particularly the Denali--feels every bit a luxury crossover vehicle.

All Acadia crossovers have standard power locks, windows and mirrors; cruise control; front and rear air conditioning; satellite radio; and a USB port. On SLT versions, a 10-speaker Bose audio system is offered, along with a six-disc CD changer. On these three trim levels, options include a power tailgate, heated front seats, a head-up display, a dual-pane sunroof, Bluetooth, and a DVD entertainment system. On Acadias with the DVD player, the USB port moves inside a dash-top bin, leaving your music player out of sight--but possibly out of mind, too.

The Acadia Denali makes most of those features standard. Along with 20-inch wheels, HID headlamps and a new grille, the Denali adds on DVD navigation with real-time traffic; three-zone climate control; Bluetooth; remote start; and heated and ventilated front seats.

New this year are a power outlet on the center console, revised trim pieces, and on the Denali, hill-hold technology.

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