GMC Acadia 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but GMC Acadia 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Acadia zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Acadia 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2021 GMC Acadia 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SL Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3923 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3923 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE All-wheel Drive
228 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4240 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT Front-wheel Drive
228 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4031 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT All-wheel Drive
228 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4234 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
AT4 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4306 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4187 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4390 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0

2020 GMC Acadia 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SL Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3923 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3923 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE All-wheel Drive
230 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4240 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT Front-wheel Drive
230 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4031 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT All-wheel Drive
230 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 4234 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
AT4 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4306 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4187 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 4390 Weight
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0

2019 GMC Acadia 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SL Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE-1 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE-2 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLE-2 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT-1 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT-2 Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
SLT-2 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0
Denali All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 3956 Weight, 17 City / 25 Hwy mpg
4.5 sec, 13.3 @ 0

2018 GMC Acadia 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15 @ 90
SLT-1 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15 @ 90
SLT-2 Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15.1 @ 90
Denali Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15 @ 89
SLE-1 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 17.5 @ 84
SLE-2 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 17.5 @ 84
SL Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 82
SLE-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81
SLE-2 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81
SLT-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81

Car And Driver Results

2017 GMC Acadia 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15 @ 90
SLT-2 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15 @ 90
SLT-1 All-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15 @ 90
SLT-2 Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15.1 @ 90
Denali Front-wheel Drive
310 Hp, 271 Lb-Ft., 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.9 sec, 15 @ 89
SLE-1 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 17.5 @ 84
SLE-2 All-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
8.5 sec, 17.5 @ 84
SL Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 82
SLE-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81
SLE-2 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81
SLT-1 Front-wheel Drive
193 Hp, 188 Lb-Ft., 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.8 sec, 17.6 @ 81

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph 17.2 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.4 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.3 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.0 sec @ 94 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 173 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.85 g
Source: С&D


GMC Acadia 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

4.5 sec

13.3 @ 0 mph
2020

4.5 sec

13.3 @ 0 mph
2019

4.5 sec

13.3 @ 0 mph
2018

6.8 - 8.8 sec

15 @ 90 - 17.6 @ 81 mph
2017

6.8 - 8.8 sec

15 @ 90 - 17.6 @ 81 mph
2016

7 - 7.8 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16.2 @ 83 mph
2015

7 - 7.8 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16.1 @ 84 mph
2014

7 - 7.7 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16 @ 84 mph
2013

7 - 7.7 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16 @ 84 mph
2012

7.1 - 7.7 sec

15.5 @ 86 - 16.1 @ 84 mph
2011

7 - 7.7 sec

15.4 @ 87 - 16 @ 84 mph
2010

7.2 - 7.8 sec

15.5 @ 86 - 16.1 @ 83 mph
2009

7.2 - 7.9 sec

15.6 @ 86 - 16.2 @ 83 mph
2008

7.7 - 8.4 sec

15.8 @ 84 - 16.5 @ 82 mph
2007

7.7 - 8.4 sec

15.8 @ 84 - 16.5 @ 82 mph

Over ten years ago, the conventional sport-utility vehicle was met by another competitor – the large crossover. For a company initially known for building truck-based SUVs and trucks, it was only natural for GMC to join the craze. The 2018 GMC Acadia is the latest model in the automaker’s car-based utility line.

The Acadia was redesigned last year. It now comes with a lighter body, fuel-efficient engine, and a smaller structure. GMC saw it best to compromise on cargo and passenger room but improve the fuel economy and handling.

The three-row mid-size crossover comes with a 2.5-liter, inline 4 that is able to generate up to 188 lb-ft of torque and 193 hp. Unlike its competitors, the base model comes with no turbocharger but fits well with the standard six-speed automatic transmission.

All other trims apart from the Acadia SL come with a tranquil 3.6 liter V6 that produces 271 lb-ft of torque and 310 hp. All the power is transmitted to the chassis through a 6-speed auto transmission.

The all-wheel drive is optional, but the front-wheel-drive comes standard in the sun belt. All trims can be configured according to the desired mode. The control knob at the center console allows drivers to choose between off-road, towing and sports mode. In the all-wheel-drive version, additional options for either 2 or 4-wheel drive is included. The steering wheel is thickly rimmed and weighted nicely to deliver excellent handling.

Most models within the line come with 18-inch wheels with the SLT having optional 20-inches. The suspension is built to handle rough terrain perfectly. It is important to note, however, that the Terrain models lean more on appearance than performance. They only provide extra capability when set to off-road. This is due to an upgraded traction control mode.

The Acadia’s sitting capacity shows that the third row was not built as a prime seating area. The wheels give the mid-sized crossover a truckier look with few wasted curves. The rear taillights are huge and separate from each other using a chunk of chrome. All Terrain models come with a dark finish and exclusive wheel designs. The Acadia Denali takes the bling a notch higher by introducing shiny pieces across the exterior and an elaborate grille.

The interior is satisfactorily impressive and can be configured to several shades. The symmetrical designs, however, bring out a rather backward ambiance. The 2018 version also comes with standard five seats that can be upgraded to provide a six to seven seating capacity.



GMC Acadia specs