“On the highway, the 2017 GMC Acadia provides a quiet cabin that adequately muffles road and wind noise. The ride quality is compliant enough to smooth over most imperfections on the pavement without ever feeling floaty or disconnected. On a curvy road, the Acadia corners with as much confidence as rivals, limited by its height and weight. Likewise, it's about as maneuverable as other SUVs in tight spaces.
“The base four-cylinder provides adequate power, but it does feel a bit strained and sounds a bit coarse when accelerating to highway speeds, even with lighter loads. If you plan on regularly filling the Acadia with passengers and cargo, we recommend opting for the more powerful V6.
“The All-Terrain model doesn't have the off-road abilities that its name suggests. It's marginally better on a muddy road thanks to a smarter all-wheel-drive system, but it's certainly not intended for challenging environments.”