Rock Hill Drivers Will Feel Right at Home in the GMC Acadia

November 10th, 2023 by

A white 2024 GMC Acadia AT4 is shown from the front at an angle.

Affectionately known to many as either the “Gateway to South Carolina” or “Football City, USA,” Rock Hill, SC is one of the best places to settle down and raise a family in the American Southeast. A product of the railroad expansion that began in the first half of the 19th century, Rock Hill was officially established in 1852. So, you see, the city itself has a direct link with the expansion and forward progress that’s often associated with American ingenuity and technological innovation. And here at Williams Buick GMC, we understand the necessity that the residents of this unique community require when it comes to transportation. While the SUV wasn’t on the collective minds of the railroad builders who established Rock Hill, the modern commuter can certainly benefit from one. Of all the makes and models that are currently available on the market, we feel that the GMC Acadia is particularly well-suited for those who call Rock Hill and the surrounding area home. Here at Williams Buick GMC, we’re more than just your local Rock Hill GMC Dealer; we help drivers achieve their goals and lead fulfilling lives through the vehicles they drive.

Ideal Performance with the Modern Family in Mind

Rock Hill has a population that exceeds 74,000 residents, and the density measures out to approximately 1,900 people per square mile. This means that there are a lot of people in the area commuting from point A to point B. They require a vehicle that handles well and isn’t too liberal with its fuel usage. With over 30,000 households in Rock Hill, it’s easy to see why a vehicle geared toward the modern family would be very important.

Enter the GMC Acadia, a midsized SUV particularly well-suited for an area like Rock Hill. While the Acadia possesses size and scope with three rows of seating, GMC has recently made alterations to its powertrain to make the vehicle more practical to a broader demographic of customers.

The standard engine across all trims takes the form of a turbocharged 2.5L engine with 328 hp and the capacity to generate 326 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive is standard for many trims. The three-row SUV can provide drivers 19 MPG in the city and 26 on the highway for a combined total average of 21. This makes the Acadia the right call for many Rock Hill families.

The black interior of a 2024 GMC Acadia AT4 is shown from the passenger seat.

A Spacious Interior and Generous Amount of Technology

When it comes to any means of transportation for the modern family, there’s much more needed than just an economical powertrain. While parents will enjoy going further for less money and not worrying about multiple trips to the pump, the passengers who are of a younger and shorter variety, might not be at the age to fully appreciate this aspect of the vehicle. However, the Acadia has a variety of features that will quickly become loved by both young and old. This takes the form of a comfortable interior with plenty of technology for the road ahead.

The Acadia offers three rows of seating, just like its sibling, the Chevy Traverse. Depending on how large your family is and how much luxury means to you as a commodity, you can have one of two seating setups in the Acadia. Seating for seven can be had with the second row outfitted with captain’s chairs or a second-row bench seat for eight passengers. (The AT4 and Denali trims have standard captain’s chairs.) For those who have many errands to run, such as weekly grocery trips and yard sale excursions, the Acadia offers a generous amount of storage space—80% more space than in the past. An additional storage bin beneath the load floor makes this a very useful vehicle for carpools and transportation to sports practices and band rehearsals. If more room is required, you’ll be pleased to know that the Acadia’s maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs makes for relatively easy trailering.

Where there are families, there are family road trips. And no matter how long a road tip is or wherever the destination is, the Acadia is built to get your family where they are going without driving you crazy. Aside from being extraordinarily comfortable, the Acadia is equipped with features that are meant to assist you on the road ahead and provide entertainment when and where it’s needed most. A generously sized 15-inch infotainment screen is your gateway to the technology that GMC equips the Acadia with. It is compatible with both Apple and Android products, Google assistance, and voice activation. There are USB ports to power personal devices. In a move that’s nothing short of unprecedented, a high-end stereo system from Bose with 12 speakers is standard as well. Of course, for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the ideal soundtrack for any road trip, a 16-speaker stereo is available. You can enjoy music or entertainment together as a family or individually with headphones and a minimum of squabbling.

A blue 2024 GMC Acadia Denali is shown near an A-frame house after leaving a Rock Hill GMC dealer.

Safety for The Rock Hill Family

Safety is a major concern for the families who call the Rock Hill area home. This means that looking out for the other drivers and pedestrians with whom they share the road is of the utmost importance. GMC understands this as well and has outfitted the Acadia with a variety of safety features that are specifically formulated for a populated area. Among the standard offerings is automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, which is designed to keep you from running into pedestrians in a driveway or a parking lot. Front Pedestrian and Bicycle Braking make driving on the street safer. Traffic Sign Recognition helps you keep track of your surroundings when you are distracted. And for those moments when you find yourself on a long stretch of highway, adaptive cruise control is also included to ensure that you follow the other vehicles from a safe distance. The Acadia also comes standard with GM’s Teen Driver technology, which allows you to gauge the driving habits of the younger drivers in your family just to make sure that they’re driving responsibly and with common sense.

An Ideal Choice for the Rock Hill Family

While a lot has changed about Rock Hill over the years, something that hasn’t changed is the community’s commitment to values. Among these are the importance of taking care of your family, and the people around you. This philosophy is one of the things that make Rock Hill so special. These values are reflected in the GMC Acadia, a vehicle that’s designed with today’s modern family and modern community in mind. And when it comes to a business that is dedicated to these same principles, look no further than the experts at Williams Buick GMC. We understand the high expectations placed upon parents and do what we can to help you meet those expectations. We want to sell you a safe, comfortable vehicle that lets you relax a little and focus on important things—like your family. No matter what you might need, from sales to routine maintenance, to financing, and everything else in between, we’re the dealership that Rock Hill residents can turn to.