For the 2020 model year, the GMC Acadia got a refresh (otherwise known as a midcycle enhancement) consisting of revised front and rear fascias, an updated cockpit, a new mid-tier engine and new 9-speed automatic transmission. Also part of the updates was the introduction of the Denali Ultimate Package, which was not available for previous model years. If you’re not familiar with the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali Ultimate Package, here’s everything you need to know.
Features & Content
The Acadia Denali Ultimate Package includes the following features and content:
- Technology Package:
- Trailering Package
- Factory-installed hitch
- 4000-pound towing capacity
- 7-pin wiring harness
- Class III hitch
- Heavy-duty cooling system
- 170-amp alternator
- Hitch Guidance with Hitch View
- Hitch Guidance
- Dual SkyScape 2-panel power sunroof
- Adaptive Ride Control
It’s worth noting that, in previous model years, most of these features were available as standalone options.
As the name implies, the GMC Acadia Denali Ultimate Package is available exclusively on the range-topping Denali trim level. And within that trim, it’s only available on the AWD model. Front-drive models need not apply.
Something truly worth noting about this package is that this is the only way to get the Adaptive Ride Control suspension, otherwise known as Continuously variable real time damping. By comparison, the live damping system was a free-flow option on prior Acadia model years.
Additionally, the Denali Ultimate Package became available for the 2020i (2020 interim) model year of the Acadia.
The Acadia Denali Ultimate Package is priced at $5,645, but a package discount drops that by $350 down to $5,296.
U.S. GMC Acadia sales increased 12 percent to 99,429 units during the 2019 calendar year. The performance represented the midsize crossover’s second-best annual sales performance, after the 111,276 units delivered in 2017.
After its introduction for the 2020 Acadia, the package will continue for the 2021 GMC Acadia. Notably, the Acadia isn’t the only GMC model to offer a Denali Ultimate Package, as the Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs also offer the pack.
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