Weekly Test-Drive: Driving the 2010 GMC Acadia from New Jersey to Michigan

2010 GMC Acadia AWD (Weekly Test-Drive)

Originally, when we planned our trip to Michigan for the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, we figured we’d take a flight out to DTT the night before. Well, all that changed when I called GM and asked them to provide us with a vehicle to take a road-trip to Detroit for the major North American auto show.

While we asked for a hybrid vehicle (you know, so we can talk about how fuel-efficient it is on a long road-trip and all that geeky stuff), GM came to us with a fully-loaded 2010 GMC Acadia AWD (seeing as we may face some inclement weather during our drive).

First Impression: We love the Lambda platform here at egmCarTech. We recently test-drove a Buick Enclave and have previously driven the Saturn Outlook. Out of all three, the GMC Acadia seems to be the most rugged with better handling and smoother acceleration.

Power comes form a 3.6L SIDI V6 making 288-hp with maximum torque of 270 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 16/23 mpg.

Pricing for the 2010 GMC Acadia AWD starts at $42,185. Our test-model is equipped with a $1,000 Technology Package (head-up display, cargo area audio controls, HID headlamps), $1,890 Touch Screen Navigation w/ Reverse Camera, $1,445 AM/FM Stereo Dual Play DVD and CD w/AUX input, $1,400 Power Sunroof with 2nd Row Skylight, $650 for heated and cooled leather seats and $395 Red Jewel Tincoat. That brings final pricing to $49,740.

We’ll be Tweeting about the 2010 GMC Acadia during our drive to Detroit, so keep checking out our Twitter status for updates.

Note: Yes, that is annoying road-salt on the Acadia in the pictures.

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– By: Omar Rana