2020 GMC Acadia will actually be almost the same as the model we know, at least the manufacturer said that when this version has been introduced. It will be offered as five-door mid-size crossover SUV as before, but with slightly smaller size and few important changes in design.
According to spy photos, but also the manufacturer’s announcements, there are few impressive changes in new 2020 GMC Acadia worthy of mentioning. There is a visible change in design and polished and differently shape chassis. However, the car now looks boxier and surely has few edges and lines that were not there in last models. The main change is obviously in the front end, with visibly larger grille even though the first version was covered with thick protection on test driving. There are also expected larger air intakes since the sides of the bumper were heavier. The rear end was also covered on test driving, so there are only a few changes in the shape of the lights and maybe the different shape of the trunk door. Keep in mind that current Acadia was lightweight for 700 pounds, so this time it could be smaller and lighter, too.
There is no information about the cabin in 2020 GMC Acadia, so we have no reason to expect large changes in this new model. The only we expect is new materials and upgraded infotainment system. Since the new Acadia is slightly smaller it is possible that the cabin will lose one part, maybe place between the seats. To remember, the current model has the very impressive equipment, with drive assistant sensor on the grille, lane departure warning, surround rearview camera, and low-speed automatic braking.
The engine in 2020 GMC Acadia comes as remained from the last model or it is better to say, as a combination of both, with possible changes in some trims. The base model gets 2.5-liter LCV four-in-line which produces 194 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The higher version has 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. As on current model, both versions should use six-speed automatic transmission, with optional nine-speed one in higher trim, co-developed in Ford.
2020 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
Official site said that 2020 GMC Acadia will be released in the third quarter of next year, while the production should start in GM Spring Hill Plant in Tennessee, US. After the model rolls out, the manufacturer will start with preparing and designing the second generation, which should be on the market as 2023 model. The price is not defined yet, but we are sure that it will be in the same price range as before, from $27,000 to $45,000 or slightly higher.
Competitors: Honda Pilot Elite, Mazda CX-9, Toyota RAV4, Ford Explorer.