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.