The Environmental Protection Agency rates the 2021 GMC Acadia at 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined when equipped with the 2.0L LSY engine and front-wheel drive. For 2020, the same version of the crossover received a rating of 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for a combined rating of 24 mpg.
When all-wheel drive is equipped, the EPA’s fuel economy estimate for the 2021 GMC Acadia falls to 22 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. In 2020, the AWD version had a lesser rating of 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. It’s not entirely clear what the reason behind the slight improvement in fuel economy is,as no mechanical changes have been announced by General Motors for the 2021 model year.
The Acadia’s 2.0L turbocharged engine produces 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the 2.0L engine, the crossover also offers a 193 horsepower 2.5L I-4 LCV engine and a 308 horsepower 3.6L V6 LGX engine. All three link up to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
Changes to the 2021 GMC Acadia will be limited. Among the most notable will be the addition of the new Elevation package, which will include black trim, a black grille and 20-inch wheels. The Elevation package will add $1,495 in the base price of the Acadia SLE and SLT.
Pricing for the 2021 GMC Acadia has not yet been announced, but we’re not expecting any major changes from the current $29,800 starting price. The crossover will begin to ship to GM dealers from the automaker’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee before the end of the year.