The Black Accent Package (RPO code PDB) is no longer available for the 2023 GMC Acadia, GM Authority has learned, and it is unclear if the option will become available to order again before the end of the model year.
The Black Accent Package is normally offered as an LPO-level, or dealer-installed, option for the 2023 GMC Acadia.
Up to this point, the Black Accent Package was available on the SLE and SLT trim levels of the 2023 GMC Acadia. It was not offered at all on the off-road focused AT4 or range-topping Denali trim levels. Priced at $850, it included the following elements (with relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Black finish grille, LPO (SJ9)
- Black rear license plate applique, LPO (RXX)
In addition, the Bright Accent Package (RPO code PDI) previously became unavailable to order for the 2023 GMC Acadia starting in October 2022. The package was a $650 option consisting of several chrome accent pieces and was also LPO or dealer-installed.
The 2023 GMC Acadia is the seventh and likely final model year of the Acadia nameplate’s second generation. The 2024 GMC Acadia will debut the crossover’s third generation as a full-size, three-row vehicle rather than the mid-size configuration of the second generation. The Acadia’s first generation was also a full-size crossover.
Exclusive late-April spy shots from GM Authority confirmed the 2024 model’s larger exterior dimensions compared to the current 2023 GMC Acadia. Other changes include all-new exterior styling that includes a new front fascia with horizontal upper and lower intakes and likely a dual exhaust treatment with quad square tips.
GM Authority also brought you exclusive intel on the powertrain motivating the all-new 2024 GMC Acadia. Sources indicate the new GM turbocharged 2.5L I4 gasoline engine, currently in the final stages of development, will be the sole option. Tagged with RPO code LK0, the new inline-four will be paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
For now, the 2023 GMC Acadia cradles one of two powerplant options. The standard choice is the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine developing 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.
Optionally, buyers can select the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine instead, providing 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque. The current Acadia rides on the short-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform.
Start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Acadia will kick off in January of calendar 2024. Production of the 2024 Acadia will move from the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee to the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.