GMC has officially revealed the 2020 Acadia mid-size crossover SUV with redesign, and carries a myriad of new features, complete with newly upgraded powertrain. The Detroit-based automaker has also provided fundamental changes that can be seen in its exterior design such as the new headlights with different front grille designs, making it look even more firm.
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Furthermore, the 2020 GMC Acadia gets a myriad of other updates, both for its interior and exterior design. We can see the revised taillights design flanked by a new rear bumper at the rear end of the car. Moving into the cabin, this new mid-size SUV has also adopted new technology in its interior, including a new infotainment system with a more modern graphic screen, an updated navigation system, and two USB-C ports.
Not only that, the interior now featuring a new center console layout with a push-button shifter similar to the GMC Terrain. While the upper trim “2020 GMC Acadia Denali” gets additional storage, new upholstery, and trim choices. All Terrain trim levels offered on the previous generation models have now become AT4 off-road-ready pickup truck sourced from the GMC Acadia lineup.
Under its hood, the 2020 GMC Acadia is now powered by the newly available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission that can produce 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This four-cylinder turbo engine is available as optional for the base trim level, but it’s become a standard option for the Denali and SLT trim levels.
While the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four engine with 193 horsepower is still offered for the 2020 model years. For buyers looking for more power, a 3.6-liter V6 engine can be the right choice because this powertrain is capable of producing 310 horsepower. Apart from that, all powertrain options are now equipped with a newly available nine-speed automatic transmission, replacing the six-speed automatic gearbox offered in the previous model.
GMC has decided to rename its Acadia off-road trim level for the 2020 model years, where the All Terrain trim is now renamed the AT4 model. That might be in line with the GMC Sierra AT4 off-road-oriented pickup truck. The 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is claimed to be equipped with a different standard all-wheel drive configuration, featuring a twin-clutch setup that is capable of providing torque-vectoring capabilities. Looking from the exterior, the new Acadia AT4 gets dark exterior accents, new 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, and some adjustments to the suspension.
Talking about its release date and estimated price, the 2020 GMC Acadia is set to hit U.S. dealers this fall and will go on sale with starting prices slightly higher than the current models, which are priced at $30,195 for the base trim level and $50,000 for the upper Denali trim level.