The mid-size GMC Acadia provides the great ride quality and interior refinement and the model also offers a punchy V-6 engine option. The model arrived as the scaled down version and significantly lighter for the new generation in 2017 and the model is now nearing to the mid-cycle update. The prototype version of the refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia has already been on the roads testing and the new version will hit the market in 2019.
The updated Acadia will bring the styling in the line with the brand’s recent models and small adjustments should also appear inside the cabin. The revised tech and safety equipment will also be the part of the mid-update. GMC will also update the mechanics with the possible introduction the new transmission system while there are no signs suggesting the new turbocharged or diesel engine option.
2020 GMC Acadia: Design
For the new model year and the mid-cycle update, the 2020 GMC Acadia will bring its styling in line with the recently refreshed or redesigned models in the brand’s lineup.
The prototype version has the disguised front and rear end sections and most of the changes will take place there. The model will get the refreshed front fascia with the new versions of brand’s signature grille accompanied with the new headlights. Expect both to adopt the similar design theme as on the recently redesigned Terrain and Sierra models.
The rear will also get the new treatment of the taillights and slightly reshaped rear bumper. The C-shaped motif will appear on the taillights.
The interior of the refreshed Acadia will also receive several modifications but there won’t be any radical moves. The model will keep the current dashboard design and update some tech and safety features.
The SUV will also stay in the same dimensions of offer the seats for up to seven passengers. The available cargo space will be up to 79 cubic feet with only the front row in function. With all seats up, the cargo volume will be just 12.8 cubes.
The model will also offer different material options and high comfort features with the high-luxury Denali version at the top of the range. GMC should also expand the availability of some advanced safety systems to the lower grades.
2020 GMC Acadia: Powertrains
As for the changes in the powertrain range, the 2020 GMC Acadia will likely continue with the familiar engine options. Some sources suggested the introduction of the new turbocharged engine and even diesel option but no signs from the company about that possibility. However, a more probable upgrade is the new 9-speed automatic transmission which should provide some performance and efficiency upgrades.
The base engine will more than likely remain a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with the current power delivery of 193 hp and torque of 188 pound-feet. The better performance will provide a 3.6-liter V-6 with the power around 310 hp and torque of 271 lb-ft.
2020 GMC Acadia: Release, Price
The refreshed 2020 GMC Acadia will hit the market sometime in 2019. The current version starts from $29, 000 and the mid-update should bring non-radical price changes.