2020 GMC Acadia Updated, Improved And Coupled With A New Engine

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Today’s GMC Acadia came redesigned from the ground up a few years ago. Even though it’s one of the best-looking mid-size crossovers available, the vehicle desperately needed some improvements in order to stay competitive with quicker and better-equipped rivals. The automaker introduced an updated version of the SUV a few days ago and here’s what the 2020 GMC Acadia brings:

GMC is finally offering a proper four-cylinder engine. In addition to the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque that remains the entry-level Acadia unit, the automaker added a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder for higher trims. The mill pumps out 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of twist, but just like the base four-cylinder comes fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission only. On the other hand, the smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission stays in charge of the range-topper’s 3.6-liter V-6. The impressive mill develops 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of grunt and comes paired with a standard stop/start system for improved fuel economy.

From now on, potential buyers will be able to choose a new trim level. This so-called 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 has been hooked exclusively to the V6 engine. It’s also additionally lifted from the ground and coupled with an improved suspension system. From the outside, the off-road SUV gets special black-chrome elements and special wheels with all-terrain tires. The alloys come in 17- and 20-inch sizes.

As for the rest of the lineup, irrespective of the trim level, the 2020 Acadia will host new LED headlights and LED turning signals. Starting from the SLT trim and up, the mid-size crossover will have power tailgate. The front end has been matched with a slightly updated grille as well, while the rear end host extended taillights and revamped bumper.

Inside the cabin, you will find the redesigned center console with additional storage. There is also an updated infotainment software that comes mated to a standard 8-inch touchscreen, while there will be no more traditional shift lever. Instead, the crossover gets just a simple button, just like the Terrain got. From now on, the SUV offers five USB inputs thanks to two USB Type-C ports. The carmaker added a few new features to the optional list. You will be able to add an upgraded 15-watt wireless charging pad and a head-up display system, as well as a new high-resolution rearview camera.

The manufacturer made automatic braking standard for the topping Denali trim, which is definitely a negative surprise because the feature has to be available for all trims. GMC hasn’t though this way. Instead, it’s on optional list for the Acadia SLT and the AT4 yet not possible for the SL and SLE trims.

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