Under the Hood

Mechanical features include:

185-horsepower, 2.9-liter inline-four-cylinder with aluminum block and cylinder head, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder that makes 190 pounds-feet of torque
242-hp, 3.7-liter inline-five-cylinder with aluminum block and cylinder head and dual overhead camshafts that makes 242 pounds-feet of torque
300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with aluminum block and cylinder head and two valves per cylinder that makes 320 pounds-feet of torque; variable valve timing is new for 2010, primarily for improved emissions
Five-speed manual (standard on four-cylinder models)
Four-speed automatic (standard on inline-five-cylinder and V-8, optional on four-cylinder models)

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    SAFETY
    The 2011 GMC Acadia, including the Denali trim, has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Acadia received the top score of Good in frontal-offset, side-im ...

    Climate Controls
    The vehicle's heating, cooling, defrosting, and ventilation can be controlled with these systems. Climate Control System A. Fan Control B. Air Delivery Mode Controls C. Temperature Control ...

    Starting the Engine
    Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the vehicle when it is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Notice: Do not try to shi ...