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2020 GMC Acadia Will Look More Like a Truck

GMC is giving the 2020 Acadia a bolder look, even giving the SUV an all-new AT4 trim package. The result is a more rugged-looking crossover.

Gone are the old days when the Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse and the GMC Acadia all looked a lot alike. GMC is taking the 2020 GMC Acadia in a much bolder direction. The refreshed GMC Acadia looks more like the GMC Sierra than ever before. The 2020 GMC Acadia even gets a new aggressive looking AT4 trim package.

2020 Acadia Looks More Like Sierra

The all-new Acadia AT4 carries the bolder styling found on the GMC Sierra AT4. It includes a black chrome-accented grille, and a rugged, off-road-inspired design beefing up the appearance of the Acadia. A 3.6L V-6 engine producing 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque and a twin clutch AWD system are standard on the AT4 model. Unique 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires are also standard, but 20-inch wheels are available to make the AT4 version even more aggressive looking.

“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional and capable with more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on every day,” said 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.”

All of the redesigned Acadias appear larger and more squared off, with a new grille, new front and rear fascias and GMC’s signature C-shaped lighting. Along with the new AT4 model, the 2020 Acadia will also be available in the luxurious Denali model as well as an SLE and an SLT version. The Acadia comes in five, six and seven passenger versions, depending on the types of seats you choose.

GMC is adding a smaller 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine to boost power and performance while also improving fuel economy. The new engine features Active Fuel Management that can disable two of the cylinders in light load conditions to optimize fuel efficiency. The new turbocharged I4 is expected to produce 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

A 2.5L four-cylinder is also available that produces 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque.

The three available engines are all paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission developed to provide smoother performance than the previous six-speed automatic.

The 2020 GMC Acadia is available with either a 19-gallon fuel tank on the front-wheel-drive models or a 22-gallon tank on the all-wheel-drive version.

Latest Infotainment System

The 2020 GMC Acadia will feature GM’s latest entertainment technology. The new system has better voice-recognition, and simpler smart phone usage, along with an 8” touch screen. New technology allows drivers to create a personal profile. Users can tailor the infotainment system to their preferences, including audio, navigation and climate settings. Up to four profiles can be assigned to the system and they can be linked to the Acadia’s key fobs, automatically resetting the preferences for the incoming driver. Drivers can even transfer those preferences to another GM vehicle with a compatible infotainment system.

“With technological enhancements at your fingertips and under the hood, the 2020 Acadia is an intelligent crossover that elevates the driving and passenger experiences on all fronts,” said Aldred. “That makes it a smart choice all around.”

Buyers of the 2020 GMC Acadia will also have the opportunity to get wireless charging for smartphone devices. The vehicles will be equipped with rear vision cameras but a new rear-camera mirror will be available for the Denali versions.

The 2020 GMC Acadia goes on sale this fall. It is being built at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant.