GMC Acadia for Sale in Nigeria
Known for building trucks which can deal with almost all road conditions and situations, American automobile manufacturer GMC decided to also tap into the lustrous SUV market with the introduction of the GMC Acadia. Production started in 2006, and is still currently in production, with no plans to discontinue, the GMC Acadia is the replacement for the GMC Envoy, which is also a SUV, which was sold between 1998 – 2009. Widely utilised by a large demographic in the USA and Canadian automobile market, a good number of them have also found their way into the Nigerian automobile market, in super conditions and reasonable price tags. If you are in the market for a GMC Acacia, we urge you to take the Carmudi Nigeria advantage to conveniently find the one you desire.
What to know when Buying GMC Acadia
Performance and Specifications of GMC Acadia
This large SUV is available in five trim levels, which are: SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and the Denali. All five are fitted with a 3.6 litre V6 engine that puts out 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft (Pound – feet) of torque, and all that power is delivered by the six speed automatic transmission. Optional all-wheel drive is available, but the front-wheel drive comes standard in all of them. Fuel efficiency of the GMC Acadia comes at 17/24 mpg (miles per gallon) for city and highway routes respectfully.
How is the design of GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia has a cabin which offers three rows, and offers seating for 7 or 8 passengers, with the upholstery on the base model offering a two-tome cloth upholstery in Ebony and grey, with higher trim levels coming in Ebony, Light Titanium or Brick leather upholstery. With its second – row seats being captain chairs, they are also able to slide 4 inches forward and backwards, which make it easy to access the third-row seats. Both second and third row seats could be folded down to provide ample cargo space which could only be outmatched only by minivans or really massive SUVs, such as the Toyota Sequoia. Accessories to look forward to moving up the trim levels are; Bluetooth phone connectivity, heated seats, a navigation system, smartphone app integration and a panoramic sunroof. The exterior has seen changes since it was first manufactured in 2008. With a major facelift in 2013, which featured completely redesigned grille front and rear fascia, alongside with HID headlamps (on the GMC Acadia Denali), it looks quite different from the first generation build. Also, for the 2015 model has been improved upon with its 20 inch aluminium wheels, which give it some new poise and style.
What are the standout features of the GMC Acadia?
Reviewers while testing the GMC Acadia have observed that asides from its ample cargo and passenger capacity, design superiority and impeccable safety ratings, the GMC Acadia has an impressive handling capability. This is quite impressive, if we put into consideration its incredible 6459 lbs total vehicle weight. With regards to performance, its V6 engine will not pull so much attention, but the fluid movement of the GMC Acadia commands a lot of authority on the road. Looking like an elegant and muscular horse, which knows it cannot outrun smaller and agile horses, it is still respected, and given its way when present on any road.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo GMC Acadia in Nigeria
In Nigeria, there is the presence of brand new, foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) GMC Acadia. For people who cannot afford the brand new ones (which are also imported from America and Canada), they opt for the previously used models, which are usually in very excellent conditions. If you are not finicky regarding if a vehicle is brand new or used, purchasing a first grade Tokunbo would be like purchasing a brand new vehicle. Also, there are the ones which have been used in Nigeria, and carry plate numbers. It is no news that Nigerian roads are in very bad states, and our maintenance culture is poor, but in some cases, you are lucky to get some of these vehicles in brilliant useable conditions.
The Best GMC Acadia year to Buy
With two generations currently available, the GMC Acadia is still a very recent vehicle, and we would suggest purchasing any year produced between 2007 – present. The technology, safety and performance specifications have improved over the manufacture dates, but in order to save some money, one could consider older years of manufacture. However, if you can afford one, the 2015 GMC Acadia is a brilliant vehicle, and has taken into consideration the shortfalls from the previous years of manufacture and is currently one of the best versions of the SUV to own at this current time. The 2014 GMC Acadia year model will definitely be the one to check out if you are not able to afford the latest year model.
GMC Acadia Price in Nigeria
Purchasing a brand new GMC Acadia would cost one an average price of about N10,500,000 and could be more or less depending on trim level, exchange rate and many other factors. Not able to make a purchase within that price range, you could opt for the cheaper Tokunbo and Nigerian used options, to save yourself some money.
Find below an estimated price range of Foreign Used (Tokunbo) GMC Acadia and Nigerian used (Registered) GMC Acadia for sale in the Nigerian automobile market according to the different year models;
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) GMC Acadia
- 2011 GMC Acadia – Date GMC Acadia: N7,000,000 – N9,000,000
- 2008 GMC Acadia – 2010 GMC Acadia: N4,200,000 – N7,500,000
Nigerian used (Registered) GMC Acadia
- 2013 GMC Acadia – Date GMC Acadia: N4,000,000 – N8,000,000
- 2008 GMC Acadia – 2012 GMC Acadia: N3,500,000 – N5,500,000
Overall remarks of GMC Acadia
Next time you see a GMC Acadia on any Nigerian city or highway road, be sure to tell the driver/passenger that they are using an impressive vehicle. This crossover SUV has seen improvements over two generations with interior and exterior design and accessories, which include; front and rear designing, upgraded interior equipment and materials and more fun technology which is both easy to use and functional. In the Nigerian automobile market, the competition of the GMC Acadia would be the Ford Explorer or the Dodge Durango, which are equally impressive. If you have considered purchasing either vehicle, also try the GMC Acadia, and you may have a change of heart and mind.