I don’t think that GMC’s mid-size SUV actually needs any kind of tidying up at the moment, but it’s always good to see that something is happening. Still, don’t be too excited with the refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia, because the facelifted model won’t arrive anytime soon. Instead, the carmaker is preparing it for 2019 debut, which will probably happen in the second half of the year.
As far as I can see, the 2020 Acadia will definitely update driving assistance features. The current model offers a bunch of them, though it will likely get something new because the camouflage across the grille hides some kind of sensor. In addition, the grille will likely suffer some changes, while updated headlights should look sleeker than now. Below, the camouflage covers an updated front bumper with larger air intakes. Around back, the mid-size SUV hosts a pair of redesigned taillights, and perhaps a bit updated bumper with new rectangular exhaust tips.
The updated cabin will probably suffer some changes across the dashboard. The manufacturer will not miss the chance to add updated infotainment system and to add new upholstery, but essentially the high-riding vehicle will offer pretty much the same level of comfort as today’s model.
The updated 2020 GMC Acadia will likely get the same engines. The base model will continue to use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 193 horsepower, while the more potent version will rely on a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6. Both engines are mated to either front- or all-wheel-drive via six-speed automatic transmission, but this is going to change when the updated SUV arrives. In place of six gears, the 2020 Acadia will get a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Since we are talking about a mid-cycle update, I expect carried over price, which is exactly $30K.