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2019 Holden Acadia pricing and features

By David Bonnici, 19 Oct 2018 Car News

2019 Holden Acadia pricing and features

Holden’s new flagship SUV is now on sale in Australia, with the brand pinning high hopes on its high-riding family wagon

After a four-year local development program Holden has finally launched its Acadia large SUV, the long-awaited replacement for the Captiva 7.

Built by Holden’s American sister brand GMC in Tennessee, the bold-looking Acadia has been extensively tested and tuned to suit Australian conditions.

Weighing up to 2039kg for the range-topping LTZV AWD, the Acadia also bears the weight of company expectations, with Holden hoping the Acadia’s butch styling, V6 power, space and comfort will bring more Aussies through its showroom doors.

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Priced from $43,490, Holden says the Acadia is the most technically advanced vehicle to ever wear a its badge, with all three variants equipped with:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Safety Seat Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning
  • Lateral (side) Impact Avoidance
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Assist

Each Acadia also comes with Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) that can work with the speed limiter to automatically govern your speed based on the last speed sign you’ve passed. Holden says its engineers tested this over thousands of kilometres across Australia to ensure the system recognised the diverse range of road signs encountered from state to state, including school zones.

Each Acadia has an 8.0-inch touchscreen displaying Holden’s next generation Infotainment interface, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All three rows also have their own 2.1-amp USB ports to keep power-hungry devices like iPads charged up..

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All three rows also have enough leg room for adults, with the middle row able to slide back and forth. Other passenger conveniences include separate climate control for the second and third rows, ceiling mounted air vents, and plenty of storage options including under-floor storage and a handy drawer that pulls out of the bottom of the centre console.

With all three rows up you get 292-litres of boot space, which expands to a capacious 1042 litres with the third-row folded down. With the 60:40 split second row folded the Acadia will hold a van-like 2102 litres of cargo.

The Acadia shares the 3.6 litre V6 petrol engine and nine-speed automatic gearbox as the ZB Commodore, but tuned down slightly to 231kW/367Nm, with driver modes to suit different driving conditions.

Front- and all-wheel-drive is available with each of the three variants, with the latter attracting a $4000 premium. According to official lab testing the Acadia drinks 8.9 L/100km in two-wheel drive and 9.3 L/100km in all-wheel drive (combined testing) using standard unleaded fuel.

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Each drivetrain provides a 2000kg braked towing capacity, and the reversing camera has a hitch view to help line the Acadia up with the trailer.

The big SUV rides on a combination of McPherson strut front and five link independent rear suspension, which has been tuned and tested for Aussie conditions by Holden engineers around Australia and at the company’s Lang Lang proving ground in Victoria.

The Acadia’s three variants include the LT, LTZ and range-topping LTZ-V which adds adaptive dampers for a ride which Holden claims rivals the VF Holden Caprice.

2019 Holden Acadia LT features

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition with Intelligent Speed Assist
  • Towing package (accessory ball mount & tow ball required)
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Satellite navigation
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Lateral Impact Avoidance
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert with Head-Up Warning
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear View Camera with hitch view

2019 Holden Acadia LTZ features

Priced from $53,490, the LTZ ups the comfort levels, bringing in addition to the LT:

  • Leather-appointed trim
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto dimming interior mirror
  • Chrome door handles
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Front Park Assist
  • Advanced Park Assist

2019 Holden Acadia LTZ-V Features 

Spending from $63,490 on the LTZ-V brings premium-level comfort and equipment that includes:

  • 10-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Driver’s seat adjustment memory
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 20" Wheels
  • Dual-panel sunroof
  • HID headlamps
  • Adaptive Suspension
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (all-speed)
  • 360-degree camera
  • 8-inch colour driver information display
  • 8 Speaker Bose Premium Audio with amplifier and subwoofer

For a limited time the Acadia is available for sharp driveway pricing that sees the 2WD drive LT, LTZ and LTZ-V variants priced at $42,990, $53,990 and $63,990 with AWD costing an additional $4000.

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The Holden Acadia is now available nationally.

2019 Holden Acadia retail pricing

  • Acadia LT 2WD - $43,490
  • Acadia LT AWD - $47,490
  • Acadia LTZ 2WD - $53,490
  • Acadia LTZ AWD - $57,490
  • Acadia LTZ-V 2WD - $63,490
  • Acadia LTZ-V AWD - $67,490