At present, the 2021 GMC Acadia is offered with three seating arrangements, including five-passenger seating, six-passenger seating, and seven-passenger seating. Now, with the upcoming 2022 GMC Acadia, the five-passenger seating option is going away.
The five-passenger seating configuration for the GMC Acadia is tagged with RPO code ABD, and is currently only available for the AT4 trim level. The five-passenger seating option configures the GMC Acadia into a 2/3 layout, with two passengers up front, and three passengers on the second row. The second row also splits and folds flat, providing additional cargo capacity. The five-passenger seating option adds rear air vents and cargo management system rails for the cargo area as well.
With the introduction of the 2022 GMC Acadia, the five-passenger seating option will be deleted. As such, the Acadia will only be available in a six-passenger and seven-passenger seating configuration going forward.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2022 GMC Acadia also deletes the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine option, leaving the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY as the standard engine for lower-end trim levels, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX available higher in the trim level structure. For reference, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV produces 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque.
Another noteworthy change slated for the arrival of the 2022 GMC Acadia is the deletion of the entry-level SL trim level, which will make the SLE trim the most affordable trim level in the GMC Acadia lineup.
For now, the off-road-ready GMC Acadia AT4 is the fastest-turning trim level in the Acadia lineup, spending on average 37 days on dealer lots before being sold.