Though it’s still the same basic vehicle that debuted five years ago, the GMC Acadia isn’t exactly showing its age. In fact, Acadia sales are up 8 percent to 29,136 units for the first four months of 2015. No matter, because GMC’s largest crossover is getting a few changes and updates for the 2016 model year.
To start, the Carbon Black Metallic and White Diamond Tricoat colors are replaced with Ebony Twilight Metallic and White Frost Tricoat, both of which are extra-cost colors.
Inside, the 2016 GMC Acadia replaces the LPO-level Mobile Wi-Fi Connectivity Package with OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi. Other interior updates include the SLT-1 trim level adding an 8-way power driver seat with power recline and lumbar control. Along with the outside mirror settings, the seat settings can be stored in the new-for-2016 2-position memory feature. And, the SLT-1 trim also receives Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert active safety features.
Rounding out the changes to the cabin, the lower portion of the steering wheel in the 2016 GMC Acadia Denali is now made of leather rather than wood, allowing the entire wheel to be heated. To emphasize, the change only applies to the 2016 GMC Acadia Denali.
Check the full list of RPO-level changes to the 2016 Acadia and 2016 Acadia Denali:
- (58U) Carbon Black Metallic
- (98U) White Diamond Tricoat
- (SFV) LPO, Mobile Wi-Fi Connectivity Package
- (GB8) Ebony Twilight Metallic (extra cost)
- (G1W) White Frost Tricoat (extra cost)
- (VV4) OnStar with 4G LTE with Wi-Fi
- SL (1SV) Equipment group
- (40U) Summit White is now (GAZ) Summit White
- (GWT) Champagne Silver Metallic is now (GWT) Sparkling Silver Metallic
- (A45) 2-position memory for driver’s seat and outside rear mirrors packaged on SLT-1
- (AG3) 8-way power driver seat with power recline, lumbar control and memory packaged on SLT-1
- (UFT) Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert packaged on SLT-1
- Lower portion of wood is removed and replaced with leather, heat is now on all of the leather portion of the steering wheel on Denali only