1st Gen (2007 – 2016) GMC Acadia Problems

The 1st generation of the Acadia has a cumulative PainRank™ of 21.57. That can be compared against other GMC generations. Shopping for a GMC? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2007–2016 Acadia model years have sent in 535 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (25%) followed by the engine (15%) and the steering (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all GMC model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 6
4.02
2015 10
7.11
2014 17
8.64
2013 13
4.87
2012 49
20.71
2011 54
25.06
2010 63
22.3
2009 45
23.21
2008 168
60.0
2007 110
39.8

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