GMC Acadia Makes Wards 10 Best User Experience List

10 Best User Experience

Wards Auto has always compiled lists of the ‘10 Best’ vehicles in any particular category, such as the 10 Best Interiors. A newer category, 10 Best User Experience, has sprung up as a subcategory of interiors as a way for the experts behind Wards Auto to further analyze the user-friendliness and design of vehicle systems such as touchscreens, infotainment, and navigation. This year, the GMC Acadia made the cut.

10 Best User Experience

The category was globally varied. Including the Acadia, three American vehicles made the cut, while the rest of the list was made up of three Japanese and three German vehicles, as well as a Korean car, which demonstrated no particular country has a hold on the category.

 

The GMC Acadia was selected for the intuitiveness of its interface, making it easy to use for buyers new to the systems, as well as the simple elegance of its features. Navigating the touchscreen menu is a cinch to understand and functions smoothly and easily. Users can toggle between different options and even use voice commands without a hassle.

 

The GMC Acadia made the 10 Best User Experience list alongside big names like Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Audi, and Infiniti – a big leap for a family hauler from GMC. However, the new 2017 Acadia was redesigned from the ground-up for modern amenities, and it seems the change has paid off.

2017 GMC Acadia Pricing and Information Revealed

2017 GMC Acadia pricing
2017 GMC Acadia pricing

2016 GMC Acadia Pictured

The GMC Acadia has remained mostly the same since its initial release in 2007, with only minor updates year to year. Now, for the 2017 model year, GMC has finally introduced the second-generation of Acadia, and it has some major upgrades.

After debuting it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the company recently announced the 2017 GMC Acadia pricing and information for its spring release. With an MSRP of $29,995, the base model of the new Acadia is almost $2,000 less than the base model of the 2016 model, which can be attributed to the more efficient, lightweight design, despite the base trim’s added standard features.

Thanks to a lighter base engine, a more compact design, and lighter materials, the GMC Acadia is more than 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation, making it more fuel-efficient and easier to maneuver.

Some new features include an IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as more active safety features like front pedestrian braking, a surround vision camera system, and safety alert seat.

With five trim levels, two drivetrain options, and improved towing capability, the GMC Acadia is better than ever.