The 2024 GMC Acadia stands as the first model year of the all-new third-generation crossover utility vehicle. And with the all-new generation come a host of fresh safety features, so today, we’re taking a closer look at the safety goodies of the next-gen Acadia.
The entire 2024 Acadia lineup will be equipped with the Assisted Driving Package (RPO code CWM) as standard, which includes the following features (relevant RPO code in parenthesis):
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UKM)
- Intersection Automatic Emergency Braking (CTB)
- Speed Limit Assist (ISA)
- 120-volt, three-prong household style power outlet (KI6)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (KSG)
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (UGN)
- Rear Pedestrian Alert (UKK)
- Side Bicyclist Alert (UOW)
- HD Surround Vision (UV2)
- Traffic Sign Recognition (UVX)
- Active Noise Cancellation (NKC)
- Bose premium 12-speaker system (UQA)
As for the specifics on some of features listed above, Adaptive Cruise Control (RPO code KSG) and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (RPO code UGN) were both available on the outgoing second-generation Acadia, but only as part of the Denali Technology Package (RPO code CWM), which – as the name implies – was offered exclusively on the range-topping Denali trim level.
The HD Surround Vision (RPO code UV2) option was available on the second-gen Acadia, but only as part of the Technology Package (RPO code PCH) on the SLT and AT4 trims, or as part of the Denali Technology Package (RPO code CWM) on the Denali trim. Notably, it was not offered at all on the lower-end SLE trim level.
Meanwhile, the 120-volt three-prong power outlet was available as part of the Driver Convenience Package (RPO code ZQ2) on the SLE model, and equipped as standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trims in the outgoing Acadia.
Finally, the second-gen Acadia offered the Bose premium eight-speaker system (RPO code UQA) as part of the Infotainment Package (RPO code Y29) on the SLE trim level, and was equipped as standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali models. Now, the all-new Acadia gets the premium Bose 12-speaker system (RPO code UQA) as standard across the board.
As you can see, the 2024 GMC Acadia has considerably more features as standard than the outgoing second-gen model, which was introduced for the 2017 model year. That’s great news, especially given that the fact that the new model is also larger than its predecessor, something that many Acadia owners and enthusiasts have been clamoring for.
As a reminder, the 2024 GMC Acadia is powered by the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, rated at 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque, while the GM eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range.
In regard to structure, the third-generation Acadia makes the move to the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, which now incorporates the GM Global B electrical architecture. Production will now take place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.