2019 GMC Acadia Just when it seems the automotive trade has misplaced its way with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 GMC Acadia.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as appliances, the no-frills commuter car gets the overwhelming majority of consumers the place they want to go within the manner they want to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 GMC Acadia does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive industry has gotten a bit nuts: the average transaction value for a brand new car is greater than $37,000, according to Kelley Blue Guide. Simple guilty the automakers in this period of no accountability but we’re the ones paying these large prices for large autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For slightly below $23,000, the 2019 GMC Acadia places each dollar to functional use.
Despite the fact that it rides on a brand new platform, the 2019 GMC Acadia blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball game. On closer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it appears to be like extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too onerous to be different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is more streamlined and less indignant, and the entire look is smoother entrance to again. However still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 GMC Acadia in the US is built on Toyota’s two decades of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Total output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats faster, too, which could be important for cold-weather shoppers wary of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a shocking bit of pop. Extra importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, same as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 GMC Acadia trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around city, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 GMC Acadia averaged more than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps conserve power below low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there may be enough cost in the battery.
The battery is situated under the rear seat, so you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an excellent load ground. Rear seat room is sufficient sufficient to fit two teens, and overall it felt roomy enough for a family of 4.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Security Sense 2.0, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch contact screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain competitive.
Priced at solely $3,000 more than the 2019 GMC Acadia and $1,200 less than a equally geared up Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 GMC Acadia is the superbly practical, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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