Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,138 - $41,250
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
288
Seats
7-8
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,138 - $41,250
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
288
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.9 Value 2.9

You'll Like The 2011 GMC Acadia If...

If you need lots of room to haul people and cargo but hate the look of a minivan, you'll like the 2011 GMC Acadia. It combines a large, usable interior and good gas mileage with attracti...

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2011 GMC Acadia Owner Reviews

4.25

182 Reviews

47% 37% 12% 3% 2%

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Is that GMC Acadia worth the money?

GMC Acadia Denali is front wheel drive, so it gets around terrible in the winter months. The vehicle is heavy so when wanting to stop when snowing outside, it takes a while. It also gets stuck in the snow easily. The comfort of the vehicle is very nice, there's plenty of room between the seats. Stereo system is average. The vehicle gets about 18 miles/gallon. At less than 100,000 miles, the air conditioner in the car stopped working. The lift gate will work in manual for auto. Some awesome features are built in GPS system, heated and cooled front seats, 110 plug in behind console. There is plenty of room in the Acadia to haul various types of items. One of the features that I've thought was handy is the rate of speed the vehicle was traveling was 28 min. The vehicle is a little too wide. I've had my Denali for almost 5 years and have received two recalls in the mail, both for the rear liftgate. There are other issues with Acadias though, one big issue is the air conditioning system. My air conditioner stopped working so I took it to a shop to be fixed. They told me they fixed it and sent it home with me but it wasn't fixed. When I took it back to the shop again, they estimated that they would charge me $2500 to get my air working again. I never did take it back in to have anything done with it. I would say overall, the Acadia has been a good car for my family, even though it has it�s issues.

- Stephanie O

Excellent vehicle to purchase.

I have the 2011 GMC Acadia that has the 2nd row captain seats. I love this option over the bench seat. It also came with DVD player, push button lift gate and back up camera built in to the rear view mirror. All of these features are wonderful to have. The DVD player comes with headsets, as to not disturb other passengers, although ours need to be replaced. I have not purchased yet, but have found a set for about $70 online. The passenger has their own heating and cooling controls, which is a must for us. I am always hot and my husband is always cold. Rear passengers also have an option of listening to something completely separate from the front passengers, with their own controls, using headset or earbuds. They also have their own heating and cooling controls. Power heated seats are excellent! Bose stereo system has a clear, crisp sound. My Acadia has aftermarket remote start on it, which I wouldn't trade for anything. The seating is very spacious and comfortable. . . Even in the 3rd row! We did have to replace the shocks and get a new battery the week after buying. We installed both ourselves and was no problem at all.

- Ellen I

Easy seat folding, 2 sunroofs, one opens, auto start.

Perfect for traveling. Gas mileage is pretty good for an SUV. I purchased a lifetime warranty for my engine when I bought the vehicle. I had a piston blow and the timing chain broke. The warranty covered a new engine to repair my vehicle. I would say that as long as you keep up on maintenance and make sure that you purchase the lifetime warranty you should be ok. Also, my water pump went out last month. The warranty covered it as well. If you need space and a reliable vehicle this one is great, but check into your engine information first. The body changed but they didn't update the engine in 2011, so it has the same issues that the 2010 had.

- Maggie M

Ranked #21 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

2011 GMC Acadia Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,138 - $12,795
$11,387 - $13,418

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
288 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm 270 lb
3.6L SIDI V6
3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm 270 lb
3.6L SIDI V6
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
38.5 - 40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 in.
36.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
38.3 - 39.3 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
118.9 in.
118.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
200.7 in.
200.7 in.

Width

Width
78.2 in.
78.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4656 - 4857 .lbs
4656 - 4857 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
288 hp

Torque

Torque
270 ft. lbs.
270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 520 .lbs
200 - 520 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22 gal.
22 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 24 mpg
17 - 24 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
16 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety