By Parker Zack on Friday, September 14, 2012

The 2013 GMC Acadia launches this fall with a starting price of $34,875, including a destination charge of $825. The high-end Denali trim will return with a long list of standard equipment for $46,770, including destination.


In addition to new styling and upgraded interior materials, every 2013 Acadia will include new standard features such as Rear Park Assist, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a Color Touch Radio with HD radio, USB port, signature LED daytime running lights, and interior ambient lighting.


Most Acadia trim levels will come standard with IntelliLink connectivity and the industry's first front-center air bag, which is designed to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes. Acadia Denali's standard equipment includes a power tilt and telescoping steering column, Head-Up Display, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.


theCD's Take: A better look inside and out, and an larger list of standard and optional safety equipment make the 2013 a winner in this segment.