Consumers Name GMC Acadia a 2010 Motorist Choice Award Winner

Acadia named Best Cargo Hauler Vehicle from a Popular Brand


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Detroit – Consumers recognized the GMC Acadia as the Best Cargo Hauler from a Popular Brand, according to the 2010 Motorist Choice Awards by AutoPacific and

In its fifth year, the Motorist Choice Awards evaluates national data and consumer lifestyle studies that reflect consumer perceptions, including total cost of ownership, fuel economy and resale value. The awards are determined by 42,000 consumer surveys by Auto Pacific and ongoing data analysis from IntelliChoice.

“It is an honor to be named by our customers as the Best Cargo Hauler from a Popular Brand,” said Lisa Hutchinson, director of marketing for GMC. “The Acadia offers consumers the flexibility to transport their friends, family and belongings without sacrificing functionality, performance or styling.”

The Acadia continues to be recognized with numerous awards, including:

  • Consumer Guide – 2010 Best Buy, Midsize Sport-utility
  • Consumers Digest – 2010 Best Buy, Midsize SUV
  • Kelly Blue Book – Kickoff 2009: Top 10 Tailgating Cars
  • NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – 5-star frontal crash rating, driver and passenger
  • Ward’s Automotive – A Ward’s 10 Best Engine for 2009

For the first time, GMC will offer consumers the exclusive Denali trim line on the Acadia. The iconic Denali chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic exterior distinguishes it on the outside, along with chrome door handles, chrome accents and 20-inch two-tone chrome-clad wheels. The Acadia Denali is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in late September.

About GMC

GMC has built trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands.  Today GMC is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover.  The new GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickups are the most capable and powerful trucks in the market.  Innovation and engineering excellence are woven into all GMCs, including the Yukon and Yukon XL and full line of Sierra pickups. Today GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid trucks.  Details on all GMC models are available at, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at