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STYLING | 7 out of 10
This is one handsome crossover.
fresh face for the family wagon
New York Times
has the strongest looks and one of the more attractive interiors among the Lambda siblings
Car and Driver
The GMC Acadia has been on the market for five years and has been relatively unchanged. Arguably, the Acadia had already aged the best, with its more straightforward appearance that echoed GMC's trucks; but for 2013, GM has given it a light facelift that gives this vehicle a somewhat more chiseled and upscale look.
The Acadia is quite handsome on the outside, with a streightforward profile and chiseled wheel wells, and it sums up as less anonymous than the closely related Chevrolet Traverse and more masculine than the softer, more curvaceous Buick Enclave. For 2013, the Acadia reaches out to the new three-bar grille, with a more upright design, and its projector-beam headlamps are flanked by LED running lamps. In back there's a new taillight design plus a new rear spoiler.
Acadia Denali models get a more ornate, chromed-mesh grille, as well as different headlight detailing, and three new wheel choices ranging from 18- to 20-inch help visually separate the Denali from the rest of the lineup.Inside, the Acadia has one of the simpler interior layouts among crossovers, but it's been dressed up this year with softer leather with French stitching and more soft-touch materials made available. Red ambient lighting and new aluminum interior accents (also in Acadia SLT models) also distinguish the Denali from the rest of the lineup.
The 2013 GMC Acadia is the equivalent of a casual blazer: It's dressy, but it's also ready to get things done.