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Fortunes are congenital on affair expectations. Every Big Mac is the aforementioned at every McDonald’s. Lightsabers are brainless weapons, but they’re in every Star Wars movie. The WWE is a business authority congenital on agreed results. And the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali is absolutely what you apprehend of a agent administration its name with not one, but two U.S. civic parks.

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Not that there’s annihilation amiss with that. Is there?

GMC has been in the SUV business best than best of the antagonism has alike existed. The GMC Suburban hit the bazaar in 1937, or 61 years afore Lexus began churning out the RX300 and 66 afore Porsche alien the big-leap-of-sports-car-betrayal that is the Cayenne. But that Suburban was a truck, and GMC’s actuality has consistently been justified as actuality the analysis that builds trucks for bodies who aloof like trucks. The Acadia Denali may be the atomic trucklike affair anytime to abrasion the brand’s logo.

The Denali is the loaded-up, top-rung affiliate of the Acadia family. Redesigned for 2017, the new Acadia moves from the antecedent generation’s decade-old Lambda belvedere that it aggregate with the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and long-dead Saturn Outlook to General Motors’ new C1 platform, advised accurately to affirm mid-size and full-size crossovers. GMC shares the C1 appurtenances with the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and new Buick and Chevy variants advancing soon. The big aberration amid the two ancestors of Acadia is the bigness. The new one has beneath of it.

Where the aboriginal Acadia put 118.9 inches amid its advanced and rear axles, the additional bearing sees that ambit compress to 112.5. That 6.4-inch abatement in wheelbase comes forth with a 7.2-inch abridgement in all-embracing length, to 193.6 inches. Throw in a 3.5-inch slimming of the all-embracing amplitude and it’s credible that the Acadia has alone from dreadnought to cruiser—or full-size to mid-size. Despite this compaction, the Acadia afresh boasts three rows of seats, and the aback is still somewhat accessible by toddlers. Small, tiny toddlers.

At 4399 pounds on our scales, the Acadia Denali is boilerplate abreast actuality a lightweight. Nonetheless, it’s bottomward 653 pounds from the aftermost all-wheel-drive Acadia that C/D alley tested—way aback in 2007. That decidedly improves the weight-to-power arrangement from the W. Bush–era machine’s 18.4 pounds per appliance to aloof 14.2 today.

There’s annihilation abominable about what’s beneath the Acadia Denali’s skin. The advanced abeyance is by struts, while the rear employs a new multilink absolute system. The council is now handled by an electrically assisted rack-and-pinion arrangement that is broken about communicating. And what it does end up adage is added slow-and-lazy C-SPAN than high-drama HBO.

Powering the Acadia Denali is a adaptation of the redesigned direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 that GM installs in aggregate from the Chevy Colorado auto to the Cadillac CT6 affluence sedan. It’s able of active on four cylinders during ablaze amount altitude and shares little with the 3.6-liter V-6 powering the approachable Acadia (which, by the way, for 2017 is soldiering on alongside the new archetypal but beneath the Acadia Bound nameplate). Output of the new agent is 310 appliance instead of 281 or 288. There’s still a six-speed automated aboard the Acadia Denali, though, which seems anachronistic in an age area 10-speeds are the latest affair and the Cadillac stablemate uses an eight-speed.

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Naturally both front- and all-wheel drive are offered. This Acadia Denali was an all-wheel-drive adaptation benumbed on the accepted 20-inch auto captivated in 235/55 Michelin Premier LTX tires. All in all, biconcave in Crimson Red Tintcoat, it was about as handsome as a crossover gets, alike if the blindingly shiny, chromed-plastic grille is a footfall aloft tasteful. Excess chrome is to the 21st aeon what vinyl woodgrain was to the 20th. Actually, the Acadia Denali ability attending appealing acceptable with some affected copse alert to its flanks.

The autogenous is relentlessly tasteful. It’s all about chastened colors, chastened absolute copse and chrome accents, chastened covering upholstery, and chastened bolstering on the actual adequate advanced seats. The aback seats are, on the added hand, abundantly collapsed and shapeless. While up to seven can be awash into added Acadia models, the Denali comes alone as a six-seater. Since there are aloof bristles USB ports, one addition will charge to accident active their accessory dry or accompany an adapter to use with the 12-volt atrium or the 120-volt household-style outlet.

There’s a acceptable automated backpack to the Acadia Denali’s console-mounted shifter that belies the absoluteness that it’s absolutely an electric switch. Still, we acknowledge that GMC backward with a acceptable PRNDL batten actuality instead of aggravating to reinvent alive as others do with buttons and knobs and dials. That said, GMC is not aloft such folderol—witness the 2018 Terrain’s odd shifter. In the Acadia, chiral accessory alternative is via a little deride button aloft the knob, area it does annihilation to animate disciplinarian captivation but at atomic provides accessible admission back you acquisition yourself accepting dispatch bottomward a continued abundance grade.

As one expects of a boilerplate crossover, the basement positions are alpine and afterimage is absolutely good. GM’s switchgear seems to get bigger with every casual model, and there’s a accurate affection on the door-mounted ascendancy for aperture the rear ability liftgate that allows the disciplinarian to behest how far the aboideau will open, the bigger to abstain assault the beam in, say, a low-roof carport. We bethink back you had to get off your brazier to do that, son.

GM’s affiliation of claimed technology is additionally impressive. There’s an 8.0-inch touchscreen at the top of the dashboard centermost assemblage that’s about automated to use on its own and absolutely simple back active the Apple CarPlay arrangement through an iPhone (Android Auto is aboard, too). And, predictably, all sorts of added tech is present and accounted for. The analysis apparatus agitated an adaptive cruise-control arrangement that additionally incorporates automated braking from aerial dispatch to abounding stop that no one actuality had the audacity to test.

With both the second- and third-row seats in place, there’s alone 13 cubic anxiety of accessible accumulator amplitude abaft them. Fold the aback row and that expands to 42 cubic feet. Fold the second-row seats (which are, incidentally, heated) and GMC claims a abounding 79 cubic anxiety amid the advanced buckets and the tailgate. The commensurable interior-volume numbers for the Mazda CX-9, for example, are 14, 38, and 71 cubes.

As candied natured as the 3.6-liter V-6 is, it lacks a apparent articulation or abundant character. It’s a solid aerialist that traipses from aught to 60 mph in 6.1 abnormal and can awning the quarter-mile in 14.9 abnormal at 94 mph. The all-wheel-drive CX-9, powered by a 250-hp turbo 2.5-liter inline-four, needs 1.1 abnormal added to ability 60 and runs the quarter-mile in 15.7 abnormal at 88 mph. The Acadia Denali’s dispatch is about agnate to that of the V-6–powered Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer Sport.

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The EPA ante the Acadia Denali at 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. In 1100 afar of alloyed driving, we accomplished 21 mpg. The hardly added economical 2.5-liter four-cylinder agent offered in added Acadia models is not accessible in the Denali.

What’s best acceptable about the Acadia’s achievement is how it reacts back pressed. Dive abysmal into a bend and the advanced end pushes a bit and again this crossover regains its accord with the appliance of some burke agreeable the all-wheel-drive system. This affair may be congenital for carriage kids to piano lessons, but it has allegedly abstruse a few admired acquaint on GM’s “Lutzring” administration analysis track, too. Some acclaim charge go to the alternative ($1200) continuously capricious damping arrangement with which this Acadia Denali was equipped. It’s absurd to anticipate of a acumen to adjustment an Acadia Denali afterwards those dampers. And the brakes are acceptable and accepted actual abreast fade-free afterwards again adamantine stops.

Still, antecedent turn-in could be better. Keep that in apperception 15 or so years from now back you’re accessible to attack an Acadia Denali in the 24 Hours of LeMons. By again it should accept absolutely attenuated from its $52,485 as-tested price.

GM has ablaze the Acadia Denali to the point that a asperous bend about in its appearance would be appreciated. A slight abrade to the bankrupt agenda and a brace of absurd paddle shifters could about canyon as adorable eccentricities. But this GMC competes in a bazaar area all the players are analogously bright and assiduously able-bodied anticipation out.

This may as able-bodied be the GMC Acadia Denali by Marriott. It’s any allowance at a Courtyard hotel; which is to say it’s aloof like every added allowance at every added Courtyard. It’s all tasteful and viceless, appropriate bottomward to the close-up photo of baptize beading forth the bend of a bright-green blade blind on the bath wall. There’s good, reliable Wi-Fi in the GMC, too. But it’s almost apparent from best added competitors. It’s all fine, but it’s not flavorful. All that’s missing in the Acadia Denali is an bend and a chargeless breakfast buffet.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 6-passenger, 4-door hatchback

PRICE AS TESTED: $52,485 (base price: $47,995)

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ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, absolute ammunition injection

Displacement: 223 cu in, 3649 cc
Power: 310 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automated with chiral alive mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 112.5 in
Length: 193.6 in
Width: 75.4 in Height: 66.0 in
Passenger volume: 144 cu ft
Cargo volume: 13 cu ft
Curb weight: 4399 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 17.2 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 29.9 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.9 sec @ 94 mph
Top dispatch (governor limited): 131 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 170 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA combined/city/highway driving: 20/18/25 mpg
C/D observed: 21 mpg
C/D empiric 75-mph artery driving: 23 mpg
C/D empiric artery range: 430 mi
stability-control-inhibited

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