2024 GMC Acadia is Bigger, Gets a New Engine

Lee Bailie
by Lee Bailie

Today GMC unveiled the third-gen Acadia mid-size SUV today, a vehicle that is bigger, more premium and filled with more technology than its predecessor.

Dimensionally, the 2024 Acadia is 3.2 inches taller and 10.6 inches longer than the outgoing model and rides on a wheelbase that has grown by 8.4 inches.

As a result, cargo space has grown significantly, with 36 percent more space behind the second row of seats, and 80 percent more room behind the third row. The new Acadia offers multiple seating configurations and, depending on grade, can seat either seven or eight passengers.

Potent New Power Plant

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

The Acadia’s powertrain lineup has been pared down to just one offering: a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 328 horsepower and 326 lb-ft. of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on all trims. The maximum tow rating is 5,000 pounds.

The 2024 Acadia comes in three grades: Elevation Premium, AT4, and Denali. GMC hasn’t shared much regarding the Elevation, but there’s more info available for the AT4 and Denali with respect to features.

2024 GMC Acadia AT4

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

The AT4 comes with a standard one-inch ride height lift, 18-inch all-terrain tires. along with an off-road suspension that includes hydraulic rebound control dampers, a terrain drive mode and hill descent control, along with an Active Control AWD system that uses a twin-clutch rear differential.

Other features include red tow hooks, integrated skid plating, and a Forest Storm interior with mahogany stitching and chrome metallic trim.

2024 GMC Acadia Denali

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

GMC is calling the range-topping Denali, the most luxurious Acadia ever built, and it comes packed with a load of premium features. Among these are heated and ventilated front row seats, heated second row seats, and 22-inch machined aluminum wheels (biggest ever on Acadia).

The Denali also features authentic laser-etched wood décor, Galvano chrome accents, a panoramic pillar-to-pillar sunroof, active noise cancelling technology, and a Bose premium audio system with up to 16 speakers.

Optional Super Cruise

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

The tech offering for the 2024 Acadia is extensive, and includes several key features not seen in the previous model. One of these is Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver assistance system, which is available on more 400,000 miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada.

The Acadia is the fifth GMC vehicle to offer Super Cruise, but it marks the first time its will be available on an a lower-level trim such as Elevation Premium. This version of Super Cruise is GM’s latest and will include trailering assist and automatic lane-change assist.

Big Screen, Lots of Cameras

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

Other tech highlights for the 2024 Acadia include a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen, which is standard on all trims. The screen is a customizable, high-contrast display that features Google built-in compatibility and apps such as Google Maps and Google Assistant. The Acadia’s instrument cluster has also gone digital, with an 11-inch display that is standard on all trims.

The Acadia can also be configured with up to nine camera views, which are accessible through the infotainment display, and include Rear Camera View, Front Camera View, Front Top Down, Rear Top Down, and more.

Safety and on Sale Date

2024 gmc acadia is bigger gets a new engine

On the safety front, the Acadia comes with a broad range of standard safety tech including Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian and Bicycle Braking, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, HD Rear Vision Camera, Rear Park Assist, and more.

The 2024 GMC Acadia will go on sale early next year. Pricing and fuel consumption figures will be announced closer to launch.

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