Overall, the 2010 GMC Acadia features one of the most attractive exterior designs in the crossover class, and reviews researched by TheCarConnection.com show that the stylish touches carry over into the cabin.
The GMC Acadia, "along with its corporate cousins, the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and Saturn Outlook ... has a unibody architecture," according to Edmunds, and is "offered in three trims: base SLE-1 and uplevel SLT-1 and SLT-2." From the outside, there is little difference between the trim levels, and all variants of the GMC Acadia come with "18-inch alloy wheels," according to Edmunds, who also state that the Acadia was "hands-down the handsomest vehicle" in a recent test. Reviewers from MyRide.com agree, reporting that "the GMC Acadia may be the best looking of the Lambda triplets," referring to GM's Lambda platform shared by the Enclave, Traverse, and Outlook. They also declare the Acadia "one of the sharpest looking vehicles in its class, period." Kelley Blue Book finds the styling of Acadia pleasing, deeming the GMC Acadia "handsome," "masculine," and "upscale." Cars.com is impressed enough to conjecture that "someone with fashion sense resides inside GM's design studio."
Reviewers are pleased by the cabin, with MyRide.com admiring the "very tasteful" interior, especially its "dual tone look, with satin-finish and chrome accents." Cars.com likes the Acadia's "clear gauges and easy-to-use buttons," while Kelley Blue Book compliments the "attractive two-tone look [that] is used throughout the Acadia lineup, with an available 'brick interior' adding striking red surfaces for those with adventurous tastes." Even ConsumerGuide is impressed by some of the more practical touches, pointing out "day or night, Acadia's luminous gauges are easy to read," while "the optional head-up display projects vehicle speed and other readings on the windshield."