2014 GMC Acadia Wins AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award
The 2014 GMC Acadia is the highest scoring Large Crossover SUV in AutoPacific’s 2014 Ideal Vehicle Award research. The Acadia designers, planners and engineers understood who the target buyer was and developed a vehicle that meets their requirements. The GMC Acadia is at the top of the large crossover SUV category against an impressive group including the Ford Flex, Chevrolet Traverse, and the Mazda CX-9. The 2014 GMC Acadia also won the AutoPacific 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Award. “The GMC Acadia came on strong this year winning both AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award and the Ideal Vehicle Award, says George Peterson, President of AutoPacific. Clearly, General Motors has developed a product that satisfies its owners, GMC dealers provide a satisfying buying experience and owners do not want to change it in any major way. 2014 GMC Acadia owner consider their Large Crossover SUV Ideal.”
2014 GMC Acadia owners do not want a great deal of change with their vehicle. Of the fifteen categories in the Ideal Vehicle survey, the 2014 Acadia led or tied in four categories and was within three percentage points of eight other categories.
The top five highest ratings by Acadia owners are: same exterior styling, same ride/handling, same wheels, same exterior size, and the same tires as now.
No vehicle can be perfect. Acadia owners did want several things changed. Owners would like more power and acceleration, more interior storage, and better visibility from the drivers seat. Acadia owners also would like an improved information and entertainment center. Fourteen percent of owners would like a more advanced infotainment system while 18 percent would like something simpler.