Updated 2020 GMC Acadia Introduced

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GMC introduced an updated family hauler several hours ago. At first glance, the mid-cycle refresh includes pretty much-expected cosmetic changes, but that everything. No, it’s not even close as the 2020 GMC Acadia gets a lot more. The popular mid-size SUV comes loaded with new tech, offers one new trim level, and yet another four-cylinder engine.

The automaker decided to keep the current powertrain options untouched and to add one new. The entry-level 2020 Acadia uses a familiar 2.5L inline-four engine. The naturally-aspirated mill pumps out 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of twist as earlier. The “vanilla” crossover comes fitted with a 3.6-liter V6. In addition to 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, the engine also uses a start/stop system to increase fuel economy, as well as a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission. Like I’ve said before, the 2020 GMC Acadia comes hooked to one more engine. It’s a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit capable of delivering 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both four-cylinder engines are teamed up with a six-speed automatic transmission, while potential buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The V6 engine is standard for the new trim level. The off-road oriented 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 also uses model-specific wheels (17- and 20-inch), which come coupled with all-terrain tires. The AT4 looks like it’s additionally lifted from the ground and paired with a special suspension. In addition to the wheels and tires, the AT4 sports more spicy exterior details like the dark-chrome grille.

The mid-cycle makeover brought new grille and redesigned LED headlights in the front, as well as a totally new taillight and updated bumper in the back. By using the stretched taillights, the new Acadia definitely looks somewhat taller, don’t you agree.

Inside, the updated mid-size crossover SUV offers an updated infotainment system that’s paired with an 8-inch touchscreen display. It also gets USB-C inputs and customizable profiles. The car lost its distinctive gear leaver in favor of a simple button, while carmaker redesigned the center console which now provides some extra storage space. A wireless charging phone and a rearview camera are optional though.

In addition to the new AT4 model, the refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia comes in SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali trim levels. The base SUV will most probably cost around $30,500, while the topper should be about $47,500. On the other hand, the new off-road trim has been rumored to cost approximately $45K. The crossover will become available in dealerships this fall.


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