$34,625 - $36,625
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SLE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$34,625 - $36,625
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-17 City / 23-24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TR14526 FWD models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TV14526 AWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • All wheel drive
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (TR14526 FWD models only.)
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (TV14526 AWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, double dual with chrome tips

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4-18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum (Includes (QLW) P255/65R18 all-season tires.)
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Headlamps, dual halogen projector lamp
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome (Black beltline molding.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Body, power rear liftgate

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and (UQF) 6-speaker audio system (When (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered (UUJ) audio system with rear seat entertainment is included.)
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system (Will be substituted with (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound if (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

Interior Features

  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair. May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger seating.)
  • Seat trim, Premium Cloth
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way power front passenger with manual recline and lumbar control
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders and storage
  • Cup holders, 2 front on the floor console
  • Cup holders, 2 in the second row
  • Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with outside temperature indicator
  • Rearview camera system, integrated into (DD8) auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Will be substituted with (CJ2) automatic tri-zone climate control when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Trim, interior, chrome metallic instrument panel/console
  • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
  • Horn, dual-note

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare.)

2011 GMC Acadia Owner Reviews

182 Reviews
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smaller than a Sequoia and fits 8 people. Sliding seats for 3rd row

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Great driving capacity seats 8! Perfect for my family great gas mileage. I needed a new vehicle due to my age of my last vehicle. It is so important to have a reliable vehicle since I always have my twins with me. My last vehicle mileage was turned back. I definitely had to make a choice of making a payment or dealing with vehicle issues on an older one. I also wanted to keep my payment below 200 to make sure it is allowable for my budget! The GMC vehicle and the entire sales personnel were amazing. Very informative, and really listened to my needs.

- Tiffany P

Love the look and comfort of this vehicle!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

I love the look and comfort of this vehicle. Keep in mind that we did buy this vehicle used but we have had several performance and mechanical issues with the vehicle. I did hear that 2011's were plagued with issues but not sure if that is accurate information. My other complaint would be the back end storage, which is pretty limited although you can flip a seat down to create more and that is really nice. I like that the vehicle is not too large as I do not want to feel like I am driving a huge vehicle.

- Dave B

Most reliable car I have owned! Has a third row and Bose speaker system!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

The minor problems that I have experienced are mostly sensor related. Because this vehicle is full of sensors, those are most likely to go out. I have had trouble with the sensors in the tires and they are very expensive to replace! However, this vehicle had been the most reliable vehicle I have owned and I love it! We have a third row even though we do not have kids. We do have pups, though, so putting these seats down has given us the room to lug them everywhere!

- Jennifer B

Our GMC Acadia offers a sleek look, smooth ride, and features that make sense

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

So far, I haven't had any mechanical issues with my vehicle. It is comfortable and roomy for our big family! I love that the 3rd row easily folds down to create more space when hauling stuff. The 3rd row is comfortable with plenty of legroom. Features like XM radio, navigation, and a power liftgate make our family vehicle super convenient and enjoyable to use for long road trips.

- Kylie S

There are so many things to love about my GMC Acadia!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

I absolutely love my GMC Acadia! It features XM radio, navigation, and a built in DVD player. As a mom of three, these features really help me out when we go on trips out of town. It also has leather seats that heat in the winter and a remote start to warm it up. The storage in the back and folding 3rd row is very convenient for my family.

- Erin E

Great vehicle for people with kids and pets

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

I love how much room there is in this car. It can fit up to 7 people but the whole back can be put down to make more room to haul things. I have had no major issues with the car. I love how it drives smoothly and it's affordable on gas. Having heated seats is a plus and I love how there are several hidden compartments for storage.

- Maria V

Fits my family of 6 comfortably!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

I honestly love this vehicle. The biggest issue we have is the accessibility to certain parts on the vehicle when they go out. Also, we weren't aware that the transfer case was a separate unit from the transmission and requires it is oil to be changed regularly too. Gets decent gas mileage and it fits my family of 6 comfortably.

- Kristin S

Reliable and Comfortable, some mechanical issues.

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

This vehicle has been very reliable. We didn't have issues with the headlights going out a lot and the AC having to be recharged every summer. Transfer case had to be completely replaced at 100,000 miles and power steering went out. Gas mileage is okay. Very comfortable for families with children and pets.

- Kaitlyn B

Love my car, despite its issues!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Very comfortable for travel. Heated cloth seats and double sunroof. Love the automatic back hatch. Have had issues with shocks/struts/steering. The coils on all of my struts have broken off at the top and needed to be replaced. My front shock broke off at the top nearly losing my tire on the road.

- Melissa J

Great family vehicle for large families

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

My vehicle is the perfect fit for my family. It has 7 passenger capacity. Great storage capacity. Heated seats work great and come in handy for a Michigan winter. Great gas mileage. Enough leg room and space for all four of my children. Power windows and power seats are very convenient

- Trisha B

GMC Acadia Is a big SUV & is very spacious inside

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Haven't had many issues with the car itself. The issue I had was the light bulb burning into the plastic casing and needing the whole area fixed. That was a big deal for no reason. But other than that I love the car and don't have many issue. I love how big it is inside that's a bonus.

- Jane T

I wouldn't buy another one.

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

The blind spot is terrible, when you back up it is hard to see around the curves on the back, it has too many computer glitches, and the suspension is weak. It starts but takes a second to crank, the headlights are difficult, it is pretty comfortable. I would not buy another one.

- Andrea R

The car has Bluetooth features and the trunk is automatic.

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

This vehicle drives smoothly and is very spacious. It is decent on gas. Lately there has been a lot of wiring problems. The speakers on the left side quit working. Along with that none of the windows go up or down. Something happened with the wiring and I need a new switch board.

- Madeline H

My GMC is the best car ever!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Right now it doesn't start after filling gas so I am a little upset because is very embarrassing, right now I have plans to send it to a mechanic to get it fixed. Otherwise this car has served a lot of purpose and have no complaints. It really runs well and I have no complaints

- Stella O

GMC Acadia is a solid car that is reliable and fun to drive.

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Driver's side lock button does not work. Had to have the oil pan gaskets replaced but the car was still under warranty. The blind spots are a little bigger than in out other car, Saturn vue. The Acadia drives and handles very nice. We are happy with the purchase overall.

- Sean M

Love driving this great car!

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

This is by far the most favorite car I've owned! Very reliable. No problems with anything! Still drives well like the day I purchased! Seat are very comfortable and easy to put down to haul big items! The third row seating is a bonus and very comfortable!

- Lisa M

The good, the not so good, and the reason I will not buy one again.

2011 GMC Acadia SLE

Love the bucket seats, great for families with 2+ kids and a pet that travels along. Gas mileage is mediocre but older vehicle and bigger so you get what you pay for. Maintenance, e.G. Headlights, is ridiculously expensive and inconvenient to do yourself.

- Chandra B

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