2020 GMC Acadia gets new turbo engine, plenty of tech

This is quite a hefty revamp for the GMC Acadia

GMC wants to keep Acadia customer interest as high as possible so the 2020MY gets visual, mechanical and tech upgrades. 

For starters, the 2020 GMC Acadia can now be had with a new 2-liter turbo gasoline engine available as standard for SLT and Denali models. It makes 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of twist (that’s 350 Nm) and packs Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation and a dual-scroll turbocharger.


Moreover, the powerplant is joined by a new nine-speed automatic gearbox that replaces the old six-speed automatic and is married as standard with the new 2-liter mill, as well as the 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter ones.


Users can access the infotainment system via an 8-inch screen that allows personal profiles, a revamped navigation interface, two USB-C ports, 15-watt wireless charging, Rear Camera Mirror and Rear Vision Camera.


All-new for the Acadia range is the 2020 Acadia AT4 and its rugged off-road look. For this model, the engine choice is a 3.6-liter V6 good for 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of twist channelled through a twin-clutch AWD setup. Customers get 17-inch wheels shod in all-terrain tires but can also go for the optional 20-inch wheels.


According to GMC, the 2020 Acadia will go on sale this fall. Assembly will be carried out at GM’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. 

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