The 2012 GMC acadia slt 4-wheel drive is a comfortable and adaptable vehicle.
The 2012 GMC acadia is the family vehicle. My wife and brother-in-law purchased the vehicle pre-owned. I was unavailable because of my disability. At first, everything went well. After perhaps three thousand miles a strange knocking noise came intermittently from the drivers side front. We immediately informed the selling dealer. The dealer had the vehicle on several occasions to rectify several small complaints and the before mentioned front end noise. In the end, the vehicle left. In worse condition than that when it had arrived. We spent an extraordinary amount of money trying a few highly recommended mechanics to no avail. The noise remains to this day. To make matters worse, GMC called and informed us the vehicle still had the remainder of the factory warranty still active. We could not receive a refund of work that we had paid for because the repairs were not authorized by the warranty company. Our model arcadia is the slt with the v6 power plant. It appears to have a desert sand like tan color. It is very unique and has to be seen. My spouse tells me that a limited number were produced at this trim level, in this color. Several people have commented positively on the arcadia's appearance. It is quite tall. Getting snow off the roof and hood can be interesting. The rear hatch is powered and there are several 'easy access' features. It has had a few issues. On occasion, the rear hatch will not remain in open (up) position and when the hatch comes down in this scenario, it comes down like a hammer. It has drawn blood. Plan on replacing the rear hatch air/oil assist struts. Currently the replacement cost is approximately one hundred fifty dollars. I reside in central Massachusetts and had my struts replaced today at that price. The interior is very comfortable and generally well thought out. I find the front passenger very uncomfortable on trips of more then approximately one half hour. And there is a significant lack of cupholders. All in all, not a bad vehicle.