The GMC Acadia is getting a mid-cycle update for the 2020 model year, with the refreshed midsize crossover SUV making its big debut this past February. Sitting at the top of the lineup is the 2020 Acadia Denali, which boasts the highest levels of equipment and features of the entire Acadia line. We recently captured a live photo gallery of the 2020 Acadia Denali at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, where it was strutting its stuff in a sleek shade of Ebony Twilight Metallic.
Compared to the pre-facelift 2017-2019 Acadia Denali, the 2020 Acadia Denali sports its most dramatic updates up front. Here you’ll find a new fascia that offers a more upright and rugged appearance thanks to a larger, more squared-off grille. Finished in polished metal, we think this new snout looks quite ominous and elegant against the black paint.
Flanking the new grille are reshaped headlights, which get the full-LED treatment as standard for the 2020 model year. The headlights also include a new set of C-shaped LED daytime running lights that change to amber when the turn signal is activated. The lower fascia is reshaped as well, curving upwards in the corners towards the outer edges.
The fresh fascia stands out for its squared styling, and helps to bring the Acadia’s exterior in line with other GMC model, including the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, 2020 GMC Sierra HD, and the GMC Terrain.
Moving to the side, the 2020 Acadia Denali rolls on new wheels, with sizing up to 20 inches in diameter. The window line is enhanced by new sideview mirrors with an LED turn signal indicator. What’s more, the mirrors are power-folding – a feature that’s standard on the Denali trim level.
Out back, 2020 Acadia Denali receives new taillight clusters, once again with a C-shaped lighting graphics. The rear bumper was also redesigned, and now looks wider and lower than before.
The 2020 Acadia Denali will come standard with a hands-free power liftgate feature that projects the GMC logo onto the ground when opened. This is an upgrade over the non-projecting power liftgate found on the 2017, 2018 and 2019 model years of the Acadia.
All told, we think the 2020 Acadia Denali looks much improved compared to the pre-facelift 2017-2019 model year models, and should serve the midsize crossover well in the marketplace for years to come. Notably, the Acadia just posted its best-ever first-quarter sales performance.
|Overall Length (in)||193.6|
|Overall Width (in)||75.4|
|Overall Height (in)||66|
|Front Track (in)||64.5|
|Rear Track (in)||64.5|
|Ground Clearance (in)||7.2|