The 2022 GMC Acadia is once again available with the ventilated seats, heated seats, and heated steering wheel features, GM Authority has learned. All of these features were previously under constraint as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
According to GM Authority sources, all units of the 2022 GMC Acadia produced after April 17th that would normally be equipped with a Heated steering wheel (RPO code KI3) will once again include this feature. The heated steering wheel feature was previously under constraint since December 6th, 2021 production.
Additionally, all units of the 2022 GMC Acadia produced after May 1st that would normally be equipped with Heated front seats (RPO code KA1), Ventilated front seats (RPO code KU9), and Heated rear outboard seats (RPO code KA6) will include these features as well.
The Heated steering wheel feature is normally offered as optional for GMC Acadia SLT and AT4 trim levels, included as standard for Denali, and not offered for SLE trims. Heated front seats are normally optional for SLE, and included as standard for SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels. Ventilated front seats are normally offered as optional for SLT and AT4, included as standard for Denali, and not offered for SLE. Finally, Heated rear outboard seats are normally optional for SLT and AT4, standard for Denali, and not offered on SLE.
To note, units of the 2022 GMC Acadia Denali were not affected by constraints for the heated steering wheel, heated seats, and ventilated front seats, as all units of the Denali trim were built with these features, despite the shortage. That said, the Denali was affected by the heated rear seat constraint.
It’s also worth noting that the ventilated seat blower motor constraint is still under affect. As a result, although units of the 2022 GMC Acadia will once again include the ventilated seat control modules, the feature will not be operational without the seat blower motor. Per usual, vehicles that would normally include a missing feature will carry a window sticker that indicates as much. Buyers who purchase an affected vehicle will be eligible for a dealer retrofit later this year.
The 2022 GMC Acadia arrives as the sixth model year of the second-generation nameplate, introducing a variety of small changes and updates. Motivation is sourced from either the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin is the GM C1 platform, with production taking place at the GM Spring Hill Plant in Tennessee.