The 2023 GMC Acadia is poised to arrive as the seventh model year for the current second-generation nameplate, slotting is as the final model year before the arrival of the next-gen Acadia for the 2024 model year. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 GMC Acadia will drop three paint colors from the lineup and debut three new hues in their stead.
According to GM Authority sources, the following GMC Acadia paint colors will be dropped after the 2022 model year (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
- Midnight Blue Metallic (GLU)
- Cayenne Red Tintcoat (GSK)
To note, Satin Steel Metallic (G9K) and Midnight Blue Metallic (GLU) both cost an extra $495, while Cayenne Red Tintcoat (GSK) was an extra $645. All three exterior paint options were available on all 2022 GMC Acadia trim levels. As it stands now, though, these three paint options are already gone for the remainder of 2022 model year production, as GM Authority covered previously.
With those three paint options deleted, the 2023 GMC Acadia will instead add the following three new paint options:
- Volcanic Red Tintcoat (GNT)
- Ultra Blue Metallic (GTR)
- Sterling Metallic (GXD)
All three of these new paint options are expected to be offered on all 2023 GMC Acadia trim levels, and priced at an extra $495.
As for the bits under the body panels, the GMC Acadia is offered with two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. The naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine, rated at 193 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 188 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, was deleted for the 2022 model year.