Jim Hudson GMC, the premier GMC dealer in Columbia SC, is pleased to announce that the 2011 GMC Acadia offers the best resale value among full-size utility vehicles, according to a report released by the experts at Kelley Blue Book.
The Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide, which are created by an expert staff of automotive analysts. These awards honor cars, trucks, and SUVs expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.
“Since its launch in 2007, the Acadia has become one of the most desirable vehicles in its segment, thanks in part to its high quality and durability – two attributes our customers greatly value,” said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC’s director of product marketing. “Earning the Best Resale Value Award clearly demonstrates the engineering excellence that enables Acadia to rise above the competition.”
Resale value and vehicle quality have become increasingly important reasons for new-vehicle buyers to remain loyal to an automotive brand, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Customer Retention Study. Last year’s study – the most recent on record – found that the importance of resale value as a reason for owner loyalty increased by 12 percentage points year over year. These values are a sign that Columbia will love GMC Acadia.
The Acadia has been recognized with numerous awards, including:
- AutoPacific and Intellichoice.com – 2010 Motorist Choice Award, Best Cargo Hauler from a Popular Brand
- Consumer Guide – 2010 Best Buy, Midsize Sport-utility
- Consumers Digest – 2010 Best Buy, Midsize SUV
- 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
In 2011, GMC is offering consumers the exclusive Denali trim line for the first time in a crossover sport utility 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 2011 Acadia Denali is now for sale in Columbia, South Carolina.
For more information about the 2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2011-best-resale-value-awards. For more information on the GMC Acadia in Columbia SC, contact Jim Hudson GMC at (803) 783-0110 or visit us at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, SC