Review Holden Acadia 2020: LT 2WD
If Acadia had a highlight, it would be a southern attraction because this large seven-seater SUV was built in Tennessee, USA, and wore a GMC badge when it was at home.
In Australia, of course, it wears a Holden and goes straight from the factory to the right steering wheel. So how does it fit into the Aussie condition? Does it even know the importance of a sausage for a piece of bread bought out of a hardware store on Saturday?
All of this and more was learned when driving LT front-wheel drive vehicles coming to live with my family.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
To fully understand what Acadia looks like, check out the GMC website – but make sure you cover your eyes the same way you did during a solar eclipse, either during welding or during an atomic explosion.
You will understand when you get there but enough to say in the site are some pretty confronting trucks and SUVs. After you recover, you will recognize Acadia as the supermodel of the GMC family.
Yes, it has a big, cubic-like, truck-like appearance but it is a refreshing alternative to more elegant SUVs like the Mazda CX-9.
Acadia is also one of the smallest members of the GMC family, but its size is a full-size SUV in Australia. Even then, it’s not too big compared to other large SUVs here, so you’ve won some problems when driving it in Aussie’s parking lot or fitting into space.
Acadia is from end to end 4979mm, 2139mm across (with outer mirror) and 1762mm high.
Along with the Mazda CX-9, Acadia will also consider the Kia Sorento and Nissan Pathfinder as one of its rivals.
Inside, Acadia is a place with a modern and stylish appearance, although it is a bit unrefined. However, as a commentator on YouTube reminded me, my parents would love to clean the surface.
Yes, her comment was not written politely but as a parent, I agree that hard plastic has that advantage.
Furniture is not all unrefined. The seats, even in the LT entry class we’ve tested, while the fabric (and only available in Jet Black) is sculpted with bullets and finished with a textured and pleasing texture pattern. see great.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 9/10
The front-wheel drive Acadia LT list costs $ 43,490, $ 4,500 lower than the all-wheel drive version.
List of standard features including 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, LED running lights, three-zone climate control, proximity keys, rear parking sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker stereo , 8.0 inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, noise reduction, chrome dual exhaust tips, privacy glass and fabric seats.
The value is quite good here and you don’t miss much by not stepping up to LTZ level over $ 10K, in addition to wireless charging, and heated leather front seats.
Acadia is similar in price to Pathfinder ST but has a better value; about $ 500 more than the entry-level Kia Sorento Si; but cut the Mazda Cyclone CX-9 Sport by about $ 3 thousand.
How realistic is the inner space? 9/10
Realistic Acadia flank game is very strong. It boasts seven seats with a third-row position that can really fit adults, five USB ports sprinkled through the cabin and 1042-liter cargo capacity with the third row folded flat and 292 liters with them. If you have three children, even teenagers, Acadia can be the perfect family carrier for you.
All three rows of seats are spacious and even up to 191cm, I have good shoulder and elbow room in the front, and in the second and third rows I have enough room to sit in each seat behind my seat position. Do not feel cramped.
Feeling a bit down because you might not be able to extend your budget to get LTZ-V? Well, cheer up – LT has more room and that’s because it doesn’t have a sunroof to fit into the ceiling height.
Cabin storage is excellent. There is a wide and deep center console, a hidden hole in front of the shifter, a tray for second passengers, six cup holders (two in each row) and decent sized door pockets.
Oriented vents for people on board, three-zone climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, security glass and unlocking nearly complete a great practical package.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
All Acadias come with a 3.6-liter petrol engine, generating great power and torque or 231kW (at 6600 rpm) and 367Nm (at 5000 rpm).
A nine-speed automatic gearbox, and in the case of our LT two-wheel test vehicle, the drive only goes to the front wheels.
The V6 gets the thumb for the fuel economy system to stop starting and disable the cylinder, plus good acceleration and the ability to provide smooth power that you associate with an aspirated engine. natural gas, but need to reduce the speed to create mumbo.
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
We were surprised at Acadia’s fuel efficiency. After filling up the fuel tank, I drove 136.9km on a combination of hilly roads and evening city traffic at rush hour and then filled it back up – only 13.98 liters. used. It is a distance of 10.2L / 100km. The official combined consumption figure is 8.9L / 100km.
So while the engine is big and not particularly new (it’s the development of Holden’s V6 engine in Australia), it has fuel-saving technologies like cylinder deactivation and stop system startup – which you cannot switch off.
However, it’s not the most fuel-efficient seven-seater – those with smaller turbines and engines like the Mazda CX-9 are really great in the way they can deliver a grunt without thirst.
What safety devices are equipped? What is a safety assessment? 8/10
Acadia has received the maximum five-star ANCAP rating when tested in 2018, and even the entry-level LT we have tested is equipped with a large amount of advanced safety equipment.
Standard on LT is AEB with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, side collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, cruise control adaptive program, recognize road signs, remind passengers behind and airbags expand all the way to cover the third row.
Now, you should know the Driver’s seat vibrates if your parking sensor detects you approaching an object. Yup, it’s weird. If it’s not something you can go to the screen menu and change it to an ‘beep sound. I added a driver type.
A space-saving spare wheel is located under the boot floor and I recommend you familiarize yourself with how to access it (it’s a bit difficult) during the previous day (or if any) you’ll need to use. it really.
What is the cost to own? What warranty is provided? 9/10
Acadia has a five-year / km unlimited warranty on the km.
The service is recommended every 12 months or 12,000km. Will pay $ 259 for the first service, $ 299 for the second service, $ 259 for the third service, $ 359 for the fourth service and $ 359 again for the fifth service.
What does it like to drive? 7/10
I drove Holden Acadia back and forth with Nissan Pathfinder – you can see the model comparison in the video above, but the outcome of that experience is important.
See, while I was a big fan of the Acadia driving experience when I first met the SUV at its Australia launch in 2018, when I drove it right behind the Pathfinder, the difference was like the day and night.