2022 GMC Acadia Ditches 2.5L Four-Cylinder Engine15
The current 2021 GMC Acadia five-door midsize crossover is offered with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX. Now, GM Authority has confirmed that the upcoming 2022 GMC Acadia will drop the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV going forward.
Back in March, GM Authority was the first to exclusively report that General Motors was considering dropping the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV from the GMC Acadia powerplant list with the introduction of the 2022 model year. Now, news of the LCV’s departure with the 2022 GMC Acadia has been confirmed.
With the LCV no longer part of the lineup, the 2022 GMC Acadia will offer the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY as the standard engine on lower-end trim levels. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX will be available higher in the trim level structure.
For reference, the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV offered in the 2021 GMC Acadia is rated at 193 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 188 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. Meanwhile, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY is rated at 230 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX is rated at 308 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 270 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. All three engines connected to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|2.5L I4 LCV||Gasoline||Atmospheric||9-speed automatic M3H||193 @ 6300||188 @ 4400||3.80|
|2.0L I4 LSY||Gasoline||Turbocharged||9-speed automatic M3G||230 @ 500||258 @ 1500-4000||3.47|
|3.6L V6 LGX||Gasoline||Atmospheric||9-speed automatic M3W||308 @ 6600||270 @ 5000||3.49|
As a reminder, the latest 2021 GMC Acadia is the fifth model year of the second-generation vehicle, following a mid-cycle refresh introduced with the 2020 model year. Under the skin, the GMC Acadia rides on the regular wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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This is the correct way to do it. Throw out the weakest engine and leave the more powerful engines as standard.
Is the 2.5 being discontinued? I think that the only vehicles left using it are the Colorado and Canyon.
I wonder if the next step will be replacing the 3.6 V6 with the new 2.7 4-cyl turbo. If the 2.7 can work for both the Silverado and Cadillac, I assume it would do well in the Traverse, Enclave, Blazer, etc. This seems even more logical with the disappearance of the traditional gas sedans from Cadillac.
Well we have yet to see a 2.7 as a transverse mount. It was designed as a truck engine in GM’s words which are little help to Cadillac. But I suspect the 2.7 will never be a Transverse mount engine. It appears only for RWD based vehicles. The Colorado is next to get it.
As for the Acadia the turbo should be the base. The supplies may have been an issue.
I hope the 3.6 V6 remains an option. I have nothing against the 2.7, but the 3.6 is a beast after Trifecta tuning.
There just has not been anything about the 2.7 being used in a transverse mount vehicle. Generally it takes a different block with different mounts cast in.
I wager the V6 may hold out till they move these to EV. The smaller Turbo can be boosted to make more power but then it is forced on Premium fuel and GM tries to avoid that as there are a number of buyers who will not buy a premium only vehicle.
The 3.6 is not really a beast but it is more than able to be driven spiritedly. I have one now and it is more than adequate. It is not like this is a Camaro.
I have a 2012 acadia, the engines and transmission are crap. The engines are known for timing chain issues after only 50k miles and the tyranny dies before 100k as well. Owned it for 6 months am trading in for another vehicle with the 5.3 like my 2003 suburban. Chevy has been making garbage since the 2008 crash, have not been impressed with anything they have made since.
Uh the timing chain issue was resolved many years ago as in about 10. The last 3.6 to have that issue was the LLT version in the old body style Acadia, Traverse and Enclave. Have yet to see any 2012 to current with a failed chain if the oil change intervals and levels were kept in check. Not one!!!!
Actually there were chain issues in the Acadia ups till 2016 till they replace it with a totally new 3.6. There are a number of issues on the Acadia forum. But even then not all of them fail.
Even with the new 3.6L, the 2.5L is still rated more-reliable than 3.6L by Consumer Reports.
I like it, they just need to making towing package standard so every model can tow 4000lbs or whatever the rating is.
I own a 2012 Acadia in the Denali trim with 80,000 miles. I haven’t had a engine or transmission issue as of yet. Brought it in ’15 with 32,000 miles. Guess I have been lucky.