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The 2012 GMC Acadia--particularly the Denali--feels every bit a luxury crossover vehicle.
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The glovebox doors are actually damped, instead of whanging you in the knees when you open them.
New York Times

The optional head-up display projects vehicle speed and other readings on the windshield.
Consumer Guide

OnStar 8.0—which is now capable of providing turn-by-turn driving directions
Car and Driver

Another must is the power liftgate

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.

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.


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

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