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$13,500 - $39,995
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It's the most carlike of GMC vehicles, and the 2012 Acadia looks it, with smartly creased corners and a polished interior.
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This is one handsome crossover.

fresh face for the family wagon
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has the strongest looks and one of the more attractive interiors among the Lambda siblings
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With its conservatively dressed, nicely detailed cabin and sheetmetal with one foot in the truck world and one in the crossover realm, the 2012 GMC Acadia has the styling to charm both audiences, and families too.

The Acadia could be our favorite of the GM crossover trio, which includes the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. The plainer Traverse fights anonymity, while the Enclave's feminine interior falls a bit short in materials. The Acadia's more chunky, rugged style nods its head to GMC's full-size trucks. And that means the hard plastics inside come off a bit better, while its straight sheetmetal lines and chiseled wheel wells come off like the automotive equivalent of a casual blazer. It's dressy, but it's also ready to get things done.

Inside, the Acadia wears a simpler look than its corporate kin, too, though it's well-sorted and major controls are easy to find. The dark trims and metallic trim come off polished, and Denali versions with mahogany trim are particularly handsome. We'd take issue with the red-lit instruments, but blue and green have been spoken for elsewhere, leaving GMC with Pontiac's old hallmark color.



It's the most carlike of GMC vehicles, and the 2012 Acadia looks it, with smartly creased corners and a polished interior.

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