The 2016 GMC Acadia accomplishes its mission as a family hauler with a generous list of standard features. The model lineup includes the SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and luxurious Denali models.
Base Acadias come standard with cloth seating; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; air conditioning; and a touchscreen radio, a front USB port, two USB charge-only ports on the back of the center console, a rearview camera, and a few months of satellite radio service. GMC IntelliLink is available or standard depending on the model; it's a smartphone-connectivity package that integrates Pandora and Stitcher internet radio capability, plus Bluetooth-driven voice controls. A navigation system also interfaces with IntelliLink. New for 2016 is 4G LTE connectivity, which can provide a wi-fi hotspot through the standard OnStar telematics system. If is available on all models.
Moving into the SLT, the Acadia gains leather upholstery and heated front seats. SLT2 and Denali models step up to perforated leather with heated and cooled front seats, and the top Denali model includes a Dual SkyScape sunroof. A tri-zone climate control system is included with SLT and Denali models, while a rear-seat entertainment system is available throughout the model line; it includes surround sound, 10 speakers, and two sets of wireless headphones.