The upcoming 2022 GMC Acadia is poised to introduce several updates and changes over the current 2021 model year, including a new exterior paint options list with the deletion of Red Mahogany Metallic.
For the 2021 model year, Red Mahogany Metallic was available on all trim levels of the GMC Acadia with the exception of the base-level SL. The paint option was also available in conjunction with all three interior upholstery colors, including Jet Black, Cocoa/Light Ash Gray, and Dark Galvanized/Light Shale. Opting for Red Mahogany Metallic cost an extra $495.
As GM Authority has covered previously, the 2022 GMC Acadia will drop the base-level SL trim level from the lineup, thus making the SLE the most-affordable trim level available. What’s more, the 2022 GMC Acadia will ditch the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine from the lineup, thus making the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine the standard engine for lower trim levels. The naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX will continue to be offered higher in the trim level structure.
Also of note is an increase in towing capacity for the 2022 GMC Acadia when equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine following expanded availability of the V92 trailering package. Previously only offered in conjunction with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, the 2022 GMC Acadia will expand the package availability to the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, bumping up towing capacity for the four-cylinder from 1,500 pounds to 3,300 pounds.
To note, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY is rated at 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
What’s more, the 2022 GMC Acadia will lose the five-passenger seating option, which previously configured the crossover into a 2/3 seating layout with two passengers up front and three in back. As such, the 2022 GMC Acadia will only be available in a six-passenger layout and seven-passenger layout.