The GMC Acadia crossover has received a number of minor changes for the 2021 interim model year, or 2021i.
As we reported previously, the biggest change applied to the 2021 GMC Acadia for the 2021i model year is the free-flow availability (that is, unrestricted by any trim or package) of the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gas engine. The turbo 2.0L LSY engine was added to the GMC Acadia lineup for the 2020 model year as an option on the SLE trim level and as standard on the SLT, but with this change, it will be more widely available across the Acadia trim lineup – including on the range-topping Denali.
Also new for the 2021i GMC Acadia is the availability of the Infotainment Package (RPO code Y29) on the SLE, which requires the optional Driver Confidence Package (RPO code ZQ2) to equip. The Infotainment Package includes an eight-inch diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation, Bose speakers and HD radio. The contents of the Infotainment package are included as standard on SLT, AT4 and Denali trims.
|RPO Code||Feature||2020 SL||2021 SL||2020 SLE||2021 SLE||2020 SLT||2021 SLT||2020 AT4||2021 AT4||2020 Denali||2021 Denali|
|KI3||Heated Steering Wheel||S||S|
|CWM||Denali Technology Package||A1|
|Q9P||20-Inch Aluminum Wheels||A||A|
|SSZ||20-Inch Aluminum Wheels With All-Season Tires||A||A|
|LSY||Turbo 2.0L I4 Engine With 9-Speed Automatic||A2||A2||S||S|
- A = available.
- N/A = no longer available.
- 1- Included with PEC Denali Ultimate Package.
- 2- Included and only available on AWD model.
Also new for the 2021i model year on SLT and AT4 trims is the Preferred Package (RPO code PDO), which has been renamed from the Premium Package (RPO code PCV). This new package includes everything that was in the existing Luxury Package (RPO code WPL), but adds a Heated Steering Wheel and drops the HD Surround Vision camera system. A new Technology Package (RPO code PCH) for the SLT and AT4 is now available, too, which includes head-up display, HD Surround Vision Camera and eight-inch Driver Information Center screen.
There are some different standalone options for the crossover, as well. New 20-inch aluminum wheels (RPO code Q9P) are available as a free-flow option on the SLT, though the Preferred Package must be equipped to order them. Additionally, the optional standalone 20-inch aluminum wheels (RPO code SSZ) on all-season tires have been dropped from the Acadia AT4 options list.
|KI3||Heated Steering Wheel||A5||A5|
|Q9P||20-Inch Aluminum Wheels||A6|
|SSZ||20-Inch Aluminum Wheels With All-Season Tires||N/A|
|LSY||Turbo 2.0L I4 Engine With 9-Speed Automatic||A|
- A = Newly available for 2021i
- N/A = No longer available for 2021i
- 1- Requires ZQ2 Driver Convenience Package.
- 2- Not available with 2.5L I4 LCV engine.
- 3- Replaces PCV Premium Package.
- 4- Requires H2U Jet Black Interior Package.
- 5- Included in PDO Preferred Package.
- 6- Requires PDO Preferred Package.
Many of these adjustments will go unnoticed by the public at large, however customers who plan on ordering a 2021 GMC Acadia from the interim model year may benefit from knowing about these minor changes.