We’ve written extensively about the GM Acadia and its capabilities on this blog. Today we’re going to look at where the Acadia is made. This seems to be a straightforward question, but this car consists of many components (engine, transmission, tires, etc.) made in different parts of the world. Let’s start with a quick answer:
Between 2006 – 2017 GMC Acadia was assembled in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Delta Township, Michigan. For the second-generation Acadia, the assembly shifted in 2017 to only Spring Hill, Tennessee. The engines used in the two generations of the Acadia have been manufactured in Michigan, Tenessee, and St. Catharines, Canada, and Coahuila, Mexico. The transmissions are mainly made in Ohio, Michigan, and Mexico.
However, that certainly doesn’t answer the question entirely. Below, we’ll first dive into detail about the assembly location. After, that we’ll give you the complete rundown of where the engines are made, and we’ll do the same for all transmissions used in this vehicle. Finally, we’ll talk about how to identify which tires you have and where they are manufactured precisely. Read on!
Assembly Locations Per Generation
The first generation of the GMC Acadia, manufactured between 2006 – 2017, was made in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Delta Township, Michigan. The second-generation Acadia, manufactured from 2017 onwards, is made in Spring Hill, Tennessee, whereas the third generation of the Acadia is expected to be built in Delta Township, Michigan again.
Now, it’s essential to discuss the engines that are used in the GMC Acadia. The first generation of the Acadia used three different engines. Below we’ve stated what engines these are and where they have been manufactured.
- 2.0 LSY Turbo Inline-4 and 2.5 LCV Inline-4 are made in multiple locations, to include Spring Hill Manufacturing, in Spring Hill, Tennessee while the engine block and cylinder heads are cast at Saginaw Metal Casting Operations in Saginaw, Michigan.
- 3.6 LGX V6 is manufactured in four locations: St. Catharines Engine Plant, St. Catharines, Canada; Flint Engine South in Flint, Michigan, United States; Romulus Engine Plant in Romulus, Michigan, United States; Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico.
Now, let’s talk about the various transmissions used in the GMC Acadia and where they have been manufactured. Below, we’ve created a list of the transmissions and with the exact model numbers. Let’s have a look.
- 6-speed 6T70 (2016) and 6T75 (2007-2016) are manufactured in at the Warren Transmission Plant in Warren, Michigan.
- 6-speed 6T50 are manufactured in several different locations around the world. Namely in Toledo, Ohio – Boryeong, South Korea – Yantai, China
- 6T70 automatic (2017-2019) are manufactured in at the Warren Transmission Plant in Warren, Michigan.
- 9-speed 9T50/9T65 automatic (2020+) are manufactured in the San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico.
Unfortunately, GMC has no information available about what brand of tires come stock on the Acadia. Therefore, it’s impossible to give information about this. However, there is a way to figure this out yourself.
Suppose you want to know exactly where the tires of your GMC Acadia are made, then you can look up the DOT code on the side of your tires. This code is not that large, so you’ll have to take a moment to find it. It’s an extended code of letters and numbers that starts with the letters ‘DOT’. DOT stands for Department Of Transportation.
After the DOT letters, you’ll find a combination of three letters, numbers, or a mix. For example, ‘1M3’. In this case, 1M3 indicates Michelin makes the tire in Greenville, South Carolina. You can search on the internet for the specific three number/letter combination you have to find the exact manufacturer and location where the tires are made.
Also read: 14 Annoying Problems Of A GMC Acadia
Is The GMC Acadia American Made?
The GMC Acadia is largely American-made because both generations of the Acadia have been assembled in either Tennessee or Michigan. Furthermore, the engines used in the Acadia are either made in Tennessee, Michigan, or Coahuila in Mexico. Finally, the transmissions are mainly produced in Michigan or Ohio, whereas some are made in South Korea, China, or Mexico.
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