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The GMC Acadia continues to be an excellent choice for families. The 2017 model has the safety features, space and cargo room that anyone with kids would want. A major selling point is that the family-focused crossover earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It received “good” ratings in …

Rating 52/100 Background It’s rare when a auto goes longer than six years between full redesigns, yet the GMC Acadia is soldiering into its ninth year since it was first introduced way back in the latter half of the Bush administration. Now, there are ways in which it is metaphorically graying at the temples. But …

Rating 60/100 Background If your family has outgrown its standard five-passenger vehicle, and you just can’t muster the strength to purchase a minivan, you’ve likely begun to consider a large crossover SUV. With better fuel economy than a truck-based SUV, three-row passenger utility and respectable towing prowess, the 2015 GMC Acadia is quite capable and …

Rating 67/100 Background Able to handle tasks ranging from taking a big family on vacation to handling all of their purchases from Costco the week before, large crossover SUVs are vehicular utility players. Combining the roomy passenger- and cargo-hauling abilities of a minivan with the rugged good looks of an SUV, it’s no wonder that …

Rating 63/100 Background The family hauler has changed a lot over the years, with wagons making way for minivans and then truck-based SUVs. Today, crossovers have combined the attributes of minivans and SUVs and then adopted the visual cues of the wagon. One of the best of these modern family haulers is the 2012 GMC …

Rating 63/100 Background In the wake of rising fuel prices and buyers’ more realistic assessments of their needs, a traditional truck-based SUV isn’t the popular family car it once was. While most of the shoppers who used to flock to these large, thirsty beasts would likely be well served by minivans, many are instead opting …

Rating 68/100 Background As one of four siblings, the 2010 GMC Acadia has its work cut out for it in standing out from the rest of the family. But the Acadia does have some attractive qualities relative to its platform-mates, even though we’re not convinced that GM really needs to make four different versions of …

Rating 83/100 Background As high fuel prices have prompted folks to be more realistic about their car purchases, the sales of large truck-based SUVs have dropped while those of more space- and fuel-efficient crossovers, such as the 2009 GMC Acadia, have risen. Crazy as it sounds, Americans are finally realizing that perhaps they don’t need …

Rating 57/100 Background In the past few years, sales of traditional SUVs and minivans have been dropping as consumers gravitate toward crossover SUVs. And it makes sense. Why buy a 6,000-pound truck-based SUV that can pull a tank and tackle the Baja 1,000 when all you really need is something to shuttle the kids around …

For many families, SUVs have replaced sedans as their vehicle of choice. While sedans offer many family-friendly features such as great safety ratings, cost-saving fuel economy, and creative storage solutions, families prefer the versatility only SUVs can offer. One of the biggest drivers of preference is vehicle profile. Simply, many prefer to sit higher to …

One of the main things to keep in mind when buying an SUV is the cost of ownership. This can encompass fuel costs, maintenance, taxes, state registration fees, resale value, and more. Considering that buying a newer SUV represents a significant investment initially, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect it. This is …

There’s nothing like the excitement a dog generates when learning they are going for a car ride. If you are a dog owner, chances are you have experienced this joy many times over. At the same time, when it comes to buying your next vehicle, you’ll want to keep your pooch’s consideration in mind when …