The GMC Acadia is set for a mid-cycle update for the 2020 model year, and that refresh will bring refreshed front and rear styling, as confirmed by the camo-clad test mules, along with new technologies, the most notably of which could be the innovative and highly-useful GM Rear Camera Mirror.
Our line of thinking on the topic is rather straight-forward: the second-generation GMC Acadia rides on the same GM C1 platform as the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, which offers the Rear Camera Mirror as an option, something the Acadia does not do. So it wouldn’t be that big of a stretch to think that the 2020 GMC Acadia update will bring the Rear Camera Mirror to the midsize GMC crossover, thereby bringing it to feature parity with its Chevy platform mate.
The innovative Rear Camera Mirror is a very slick bit of tech that places the video feed from a specialized camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle onto the mirror surface. The biggest benefit of the technology is that it removes all obstructions that are typically preset in a traditional rearview mirror, such as passengers, seat backs, pillars, and dirty windows. Even better, the driver’s field of vision is now four times greater than a standard rearview mirror.
If the 2020 GMC Acadia gets the Rear Camera Mirror system, it will likely be the same 1280 x 240-pixel resolution (171 pixels per inch) that is used on the 2019 Blazer. A second-generation version of this system, with higher 1440 x 300 resolution and an increased amount of controls, was introduced on the 2019 Cadillac XT4 and the 2019 Cadillac CT6.
The refreshed 2020 Acadia is expected in Q3 2019, with updated styling, the new GM nine-speed automatic transmission (to replace the current six-speed), and potentially a re-arranged trim level structure.