The 2020 GMC Acadia debuted online this week ahead of an expected appearance at the 2019 New York International Auto Show next month.
The Acadia is only a few years old, but the crossover segment is increasingly competitive, so it’s no surprise to see General Motors act quick in delivering an updated version. The biggest changes have happened to the front and rear fascias, which have been completely redesigned and also receive new LED headlights and taillights.
Another big change for the 2020 GMC Acadia is the addition of the new off-road focused AT4 model. All examples of the tough-looking AT4 trim are distinguished by model specific gloss black exterior trim, 17-inch black wheels and all-terrain tires. The full 2020 Acadia lineup will include the SLE base model, SLT, AT4 and the luxury-focused Denali.
Powering base versions of this updated mid-size crossover is General Motors’ 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the 3.6-liter V6 returns as an optional extra. A new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is also offered on SLT and Denali models, which is rated at 230 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. All of the engines are paired with a new nine-speed auto, which replaces the outgoing six-speed automatic.
Some minor interior updates have also been applied including a new electronic gear selector, which has enabled GM to redesign the center console for additional storage space and convenience. There’s also a more user-friendly infotainment system, a different HD rear-view camera and an available wireless charging pad.
So, with all this in mind, GM Authority readers, do you think the 2020 GMC Acadia is Hot or Not? We like that GM has updated the range with the AT4 trim, but it will face stiff competition from Jeep’s Trailhawk vehicles, for example. We also like to see the addition of the 2.0-liter turbo to the engine range, although it would have been nice to see it made available on more trim levels.
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