2013 GMC Acadia: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2013 gmc acadia 2012 chicago auto show

The 2013 GMC Acadia gets a pretty mild update, with cosmetic changes playing the biggest role here. A new “center airbag”, which inflates via the right side of the driver’s seat (to protect passengers from an opposite-side impact) is also featured. The two changes are not quite the major redesign that was expected. We’ll have live shots later in the day.

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  • Ponti3900 Ponti3900 on Feb 08, 2012

    Looks like Chevy Uplander to me. Just 15 grands more expensive.

  • Carbiz Carbiz on Feb 08, 2012

    More airbags? I am waiting for a vehicle that just fills up with foam, like in Sly Stallone's movie Demolition Man. I'm all for safety, but at what point will it take 10 minutes to weave one's way around the deflated backs after an accident to get out of the demolished vehicle?

    • Ron Ron on Feb 08, 2012

      By the time you realize that you've been in an accident, the airbags will have deflated.

  • MrWhopee MrWhopee on Feb 08, 2012

    I like it! Looks butch like a GMC should, but still modern and sophisticated. The old one looks a bit sissy for a GMC.

  • Ponchoman49 Ponchoman49 on Feb 08, 2012

    The Acadia and corporate siblings debuted for the 2007 model year. 2013 changes are noted along with an expected change over to the more powerful efficient 3.6 LFX engine. Toyota has essentially been doing similar modest mid cycle MCE's with cars like the Camry which has carry over engines but a refreshed front end and taillights and some new interior components wrapped in familiar sheet metal. It's a much cheaper way of keeping interest in a product before it's major restyle.