2017 GMC Acadia Denali is probably the most interesting trim of 2017 generation Acadia. This model now comes with an all-new platform and drifts away from GM’s body-on-frame SUVs in sheer size.
Unlike the base model of 2017 Acadia, this Denali trims costs significantly more as its pricing starts from $46,200. Being hefty on price, this Acadia Denali doesn’t fail to impress customers with its premium styling and top-notch features.
Buyers even get to choose between several available packages like Exterior Convenience Package, Protection Package, Interior Protection Package, Floor Liner Package, Cargo Package and Technology Package.
This new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali gets limitations in powertrain as there’s only one choice. This sole engine is the 3.6-liter V6 SIDI DOHC mill which integrates VVT (Variable Valve Timing). Output figures go as 310 HP at 6,600 RPM and 271 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 RPM.
With these brawny output figures, 2017 Acadia Denali sprints from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds (which is impressive for a full-size SUV). This engine uses a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers options for AWD and FWD. As to fuel economy, the V6 engine delivers 22 mpg in city, 28 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on combined drive modes.
2017 GMC Acadia Denali Exterior
Like the previous generation model, the new Acadia Denali has smooth flowing curves in its exterior body. GMC has brought more emphasis on aggressive styling. One of biggest differences is the signature cross-hair grille which wears striking chrome highlights.
2017 GMC Acadia Denali also gets a new LED styling in the headlights (which incorporate HID projectors). Chrome embellishments have made way into the front bumper, window frames, side body and roof rails as well.
20 inch polished aluminum wheel come as standard while midnight silver premium painted wheels and ultra-bright machined faced wheels are offered as optional. To offer seating for 7, this 2017 year model has decreased in size and overall dimensions measure:
- Length – 193.6 inches
- Height – 66 inches
- Width – 64.5 inches
- Wheelbase – 112.5 inches
The rear fascia too boasts changes as the skid plate in the bumper is larger. This skid plate holds two quad exhaust outlets with chrome accents. All in all, exterior color options include Quicksilver Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tricoat.
Inside, 2017 GMC Acadia Denali behold a refined and well-crafted interior. The driver’s seat integrates 8-way power adjustment. Leather upholstery and heating function are standard on the 2nd row seats and the steering wheel.
The center stack features genuine wood trims and chrome accented gear shift knobs. In terms of technology, this cabin offers features like Navigation with IntelliLink, rear seat reminder and an 8-inch customizable infotainment display.
This interior cabin also serves as a host to safety technologies. Some of these standard safety features include:
- Following Distance Indicator
- Front Automatic Braking
- Teen Driver
- Surround Vision Camera
- Side Bind Zone Alert
- Front Pedestrian Detection
- Safety Alert Driver Seat
As competition is inevitable, this new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali faces rivalries from Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango.