GM Increases the Price of the 2013 GMC Acadia

Just like the other new car models that are released in the market, the 2013 GMC Acadia has also obtained a significant increase in price. Given this trend, a lot of car experts are  not so sure as to whether the price increase was triggered by the rising costs of vehicle production or maybe because General Motors has added a few additional standard features on the Acadia.

Based on the information provided by General Motors, the base model of the 2013 GMC Acadia will be sold at a starting price of $34,875 including the shipping charge of $825. This reflects a $1,215 increase on the price of the previous year’s model which is offered for sale at $32, 835 including the destination charge of $825.

Since the price of the base model Acadia was increased, General Motors has also hiked the price of upscale version which is the 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. The 2013 GMC Acacia Denali will be sold at a starting price of $46,770 including the appropriate shipping charge and this figure reflects an increase of about $1,135 when compared to the outgoing model’s cost which is about $45,635.

Given its current starting price, the 2013 GMC Acadia is more expensive compared to some of its closest rivals such as the 2013 Dodge Durango, 2012 Mazda CX-9, and the 2013 Honda Pilot. The price of the 2012 Mazda CX-9 starts at $30,520 including the destination charge of $795. The 2013 Dodge Durango has a starting price of $29,990 including the destination charge of $995. Finally, the 2013 Honda Pilot is priced at $30,250 which includes the $830 shipping charge.

With such an increase in price the 2013 GMC Acadia obtained a number of new standard features such as the rearview camera, rear park assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Aside from that, the vehicle is also loaded with the other features like the Color Touch Radio with built-in HD radio and USB port, interior ambient lighting, and LED daytime running lights.

Aside from that the 2013 GMC Acadia was redesigned, its exterior was restyled, and will be offering a lot of new set of technological features. This is still powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pumps out a maximum power output of up to 288 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and can be had as a front-wheel or an all-wheel drive vehicle.

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