2020 GMC Acadia Features New Styling, Engine Options, Interior Technology

GMC's 2020 Acadia is expected to be available in dealerships this fall. // Photograph Courtesy of GMC

GMC says its 2020 Acadia, which will be available in dealerships this fall and is being built at General Motors Co.’s Spring Hill, Tenn. assembly plant, will offer fresh exterior styling and smarter technologies both under the hood and inside the cabin.

The new Acadia’s exterior design includes a new grille, new front and rear fascia, standard LED lighting, and signature GMC C-shaped lighting.

In addition, an Acadia AT4 with “more aggressive exterior styling” with darkened finishes, will be introduced at a later date. The Acadia AT4 will include a black chrome-accented grille, an off-road-inspired design, a 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque, and a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system.

Under the hood of the SLT model is a new 2-liter turbocharged engine that uses what the manufacturer calls “an innovative tri-power valvetrain” and dual-scroll turbocharging technologies to help optimize performance and efficiency in all driving conditions.

It will also feature a new nine-speed automatic transmission developed to provide a greater balance of performance and efficiency.

New interior features include electronic precision shift that replaces the conventional shifter with an electronic control that frees up interior room and allows for a more versatile center console with greater storage space.

An enhanced GMC infotainment system features improved voice recognition, a higher-resolution 8-inch touchscreen, and a simplified interface that requires fewer steps for some tasks, along with simpler screen layouts inspired by the latest smartphone technology. The system is designed to help improve the user experience and offer more personalization. Eventually, a new head-up instrument display will be available.

“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional, and capable with more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on every day,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “And with GMC’s signature refinement at its core, the new Acadia advances the brand’s commitment to offering premium vehicles for discerning crossover customers.”

Although the MSRP has yet to be released, the price isn’t expected to change much from the 2019 Acadia, which started at $34,265.