Home Automobiles How Steve Spent His Summer Vacation Driving A 2019 Acadia

How Steve Spent His Summer Vacation Driving A 2019 Acadia

I finally made it to summer vacation which, as you know, means I’m up in Maine.  And this year’s workhorse is the 2019 GMC Acadia; a 3-row, midsize SUV that was last redesigned 3 years ago.  It has done a yeoman’s job of everything I’ve asked of it thus far and if you’re considering one here are 10 things you need to know.

There is no better way to get to know a vehicle than taking it on vacation.  Lots of miles, all the sunscreen and sand constant loading and unloading.  At this point the Acadia and I are very well acquainted.

The headline for the 2019 model year is the availability of this Black Edition package.You can get it on SLT models and it includes 20” wheels and, of course, all kinds of blacked-out stuff for a more assertive appearance.

Faith Based Events

It adds about $1,500 to the price and is different than the less expensive Black Accent package, mainly due to the upsized rims.

When it was last redesigned for the 2017 model year the Acadia got much smaller but that hasn’t deterred shoppers. This vehicle is coming off of its best 1stquarter sales ever.

Despite having lost over 7” in length, this Acadia maintains a very large 2ndrow, and a decently sized 3rdrow.  Where it shrinks is in cargo capacity – big time – especially behind here.  But with these seats dropped, I’ve had no problem loading 3 beach chairs, a tent, cooler and lots of other stuff.  A foot-activated tailgate would have come in handy this week for sure.

A front-wheel drive Acadia starts at around $30,000 while this well-equipped SLT-1 tester with all-wheel drive stickers for around $46,000. But if you want the ultimate, most luxurious Acadia experience there’s the Denali model.  Load it up though and it could cross $50 grand.

[vc_btn title=”Continue reading” color=”primary” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftestdrivenow.com%2F2019-gmc-acadia-black-edition%2F||target:%20_blank|”][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes for SouthFloridaReporter.comJuly 31, 2019

Additional Auto Reviews by TestDriveNow[/vc_message]

A premiere automotive resource featuring video reviews by America’s top automotive critic Steve Hammes. Having road tested more than 2,000 new vehicles, Hammes, known as “The Go-to-Guy Before You Buy”, delivers at least two new reviews of his first-hand test drive experiences each week.