The crossover competition is heating up, and the new 2024 GMC Acadia is on the way. It seems like there is a new compact crossover on the US market every day. Or at least a redesign and a refresh of the previous generation. The competition is getting fiercer and manufacturers are racing for the crown. A perfect crossover SUV would have to check all the boxes. This might be an all-out situation for GMC. According to spy photos and some reports, the new Acadia model is quite bigger than its predecessor. The wheelbase ly longer than before. The reason for this might be a new platform that the GMC plans on using. Or perhaps electrification is in order.
Usually, battery packs aren’t under the hood. By standard, they are under the cabto to improve balance and handling. So this would make sense, as the Acadia would need a lot of space to accommodate all of the components. On the inside, we don’t expect anything drastic, perhaps minor stylistic changeSome functional improvements makeake the quality of life much better. On the outside, besides the size, not much should change, per the report. Under the hood is where the biggest changes might happen.
Without further ado, let’s read about more details of the new 2024 GMC Acadia.
Will the 2024 GMC Acadia Be Redesigned?
We have a very angry looking 2024 GMC Acadia. It has 20-inch lightweight aluminum wheels. They come in several colors, depending on the trim. GMC has a huge front fascia with a big aluminum mesh with GMC lettering up front. Headlights with a linear design and the most recent LED technology. Air intakes under the mesh. They are incorporated into the bumper and they look smooth.
Bumpers don’t stand out too much. The hood is quite straight t, with no sporty curves or anything. The body design gives it an aerodynamic boost as well as ergonomic features. It handles well on the road because of this. Due to the lack of wind drag, fuel economy improves as well due to the lack of wind drag. There are chrome accents on the exterior if you choose the Denali trim. With the AT4 trim, you get off-roading tires and black mirror caps. Also, the chrome is black on the AT4 trim.
What’s New Inside?
On the inside, we have a very stylish and smooth interior. There are three rows of seats as standard. This means 8 passengers with ease. Of course, the back row is detachable and gives place to a larger cargo area. As it usually is, the second row also detaches or folds to make an even bigger cargo space. It can go up to 79 cubic feet. This gives Acadia an edge over other competitors. They are on the smaller side and won’t be able to fit as much cargo. The seats are high-quality leather with contrast stitching.
On the sides of the seats, there is fabric as well. Heated and ventilated seats are standard, they enable enjoyable rides in the harshest weather conditions, no matter the season. It will allow you to create the perfect temperature for yourself and your passengers. There are several sunroofs. Two panels have the express open feature.
From the infotainment system, you have High Definition Surround Vision. It is a multiple-camera display to make parking a lot easier. You can get a heads-up display, which is only 6 inches, but you don’t need more with this feature. The dashboard is also digital, which is a nice step toward the future. Hopefully, GMC will decide to include free driving software.
2024 GMC Acadia Powertrain Option
For now, we don’t have a lot of information about the powertrain changes. So far, we have two engines confirmed for the 2024 GMC Acadia. The first and weakest one would be the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It has a 9-speed automatic transmission, as we often see with modern SUVs. The power output is 228 horsepower and the torque 258 lb-feet. It has a twin-scroll turbocharger, which gives it an extra bit of boost. Also, this engine is standard on the SLT and SLE trims. While you can get it on the Denali as an option.
The second one would be a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It is also paired with a 9-speed transmission box, which is also automatic. This engine produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It comes right out of the box with Denali and AT4. On the SLT, you can opt for this engine. Both of these engines have been used before on the Acadia. They are reliable and long-lasting. So why change the winning formula? Perhaps a simple enhancement is in order.
As we mentioned, Acadia is bigger now, and this might be because hybrid systems or electrification are in order. This requires a bit more space under the cabin, so it makes sense. A hybrid system would make perfect sense. A small electric motor would boost both of the gas-guzzling ones. Both with horsepower and with better fuel economy. If it’s a fully electric SUV, then a big battery pack would be needed. Perhaps 150 kWh would suffice. This should put the Acadia’s range above 300 miles. Which is the least amount, if you ask us. It remains to be seen what GMC’s plans are for the upcoming years.
Price and Release Date
The price is not on the low end. The front-wheel-drive SLE trim starts at $34,800, while the SLT front-wheel edition is $39,100. The AT4 version is around $41,000, while the Denali with a V6 will cost you $50,000.
The release is aimed at the second half of 2023. Hopefully, nothing messes up their plans. The Acadia is in direct competition with other compact crossover SUVs. We know about Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, KIA Sportage, and Toyota RAV4. We will let you know which one comes out on top.