Even with gas prices lower than the incredible highs seen just a few years ago, many Columbia shoppers are still giving much consideration to fuel economy when considering their next vehicle purchase. Columbia drivers will be glad to know that GMC Acadia offers the best highway fuel economy of any eight-passenger SUV with an EPA-estimaed 24 highway miles per gallon.
GMC Acadia Engine and Transmission Aid Columbia Drivers
Acadia has a 3.6L V-6 engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, with most of that torque available across the entire range of engine speeds to provide performance you’ll notice immediately during acceleration or merging onto a busy highway. Its direct-injection technology improves efficiency and reduces emissions, and at 24 mpg, gives Acadia better highway fuel economy than any other eight-passenger SUV.
It’s the transmission that makes the most out of Acadia’s V-6 engine power when driving through Columbia. It features a wide ratio spread with a very low first gear for brisk acceleration from Columbia’s many stop lights, and a very high sixth gear overdrive ratio that improves highway fuel economy. The transmission can also change gears as you travel along downhill slopes to reduce brake wear and improve vehicle control.
OnStar Diagnostics Help Columbia Drivers Improve Fuel Economy
With the help of OnStar, Acadia can automatically send you a monthly e-mail summary of hundreds of checks of your engine, transmission and antilock brakes, along with important maintenance tips to keep your Acadia operating in peak condition for optimal safety, performance, and fuel economy. Services include OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, a powerfully simple way to know what your vehicle’s key operating systems need. Six trial months of OnStar Directions & Connections service is included for Columbia shoppers as part of the purchase of a new GMC Acadia.
See Jim Hudson GMC in Columbia SC for the GMC Acadia
If you’re shopping for a new GMC Acadia in Columbia SC, you should know that Jim Hudson GMC is the premier GMC dealer in Columbia, South Carolina with nearly 30 years of experience serving GMC customers. Jim Hudson added GMC to the lineup all the way back in 1982, joining a budding Oldsmobile franchise. Jim Hudson is a ten-time winner of The State’s Readers’ Choice for Best New Car Dealership, a testament to Jim Hudson’s commitment to complete customer satisfaction. Jim Hudson GMC is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone at (803) 783-0110. For your convenience, browse our GMC Acadia inventory below!