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2024 GMC Acadia is Bigger, Brawnier and has More Horsepower

Newly upsized SUV has more passenger and cargo space plus a lot more technology.

GM is convinced that there is more room at the premium level for new vehicles and has upsized the 2024 GMC Acadia to fill the desire for a bigger vehicle, with more passenger and cargo room and more technology. The 2024 Acadia is getting a 15-inch infotainment screen, available Super Cruise hands free driving and a spacious third row. The AT4 version adds better off-road handling, and the Denali trim loads up the luxury including a new panoramic glass roof.

“GMC’s brand mission is to be a leader in capability, professional grade refinement and technological innovation,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president, Buick and GMC. “The all-new Acadia showcases all that and more in a uniquely GMC way — and it’s a blueprint of what’s to come for the GMC SUV portfolio.”

2024 GMC Acadia

When the Acadia originally debuted alongside the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave, they were all pretty much the same vehicle with the same underpinnings and different sheet metal. That has now changed. The Acadia now is more trucklike. The 2024 GMC Acadia is 10.6 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller than the 2023 model with more head and leg room. GMC says the reimagined Acadia now has three rows of seating, with nearly 80 percent more cargo space behind the third row and more than 36 percent more behind the second row, compared to the current generation. That gives the third row passengers much more leg room. Depending on the seating arrangement you choose, the Acadia can hold seven or eight passengers.


“For this next generation, our mission was to reimagine the design and the proportions of the Acadia to create a bolder, more commanding presence, firmly in the vein of the evolving GMC portfolio,” said Ben Zavala, design lead, GMC Acadia. “With its assertive, powerful stance, the 2024 Acadia evokes a truck-inspired persona, infused with the brand’s signature premium feel.”

Turbo-Charged Engine Adds More Horsepower

GMC has replaced the V-6 with a new 2.5L turbocharged engine that delivers more power and more trailering capability than the previous generation. The turbo-charged engine kicks out 328 horsepower and 326 lb.-ft. of torque. The Acadia is AWD plus there is an exclusive off-road-capable Active Torque Control AWD system on the redesigned Acadia AT4.


The new powertrain keeps Acadia’s trailering capability. When properly equipped, it has a max trailering rating of 5,000 pounds.


The 2024 GMC Acadia Adds More Bells and Whistles

The Acadia interior now features a 15-inch-diagonal premium infotainment display, which is standard across all trims. The touchscreen can be customized, and features Google built in so it is compatible with Google apps and navigation. The new Acadia has up to nine different camera views to improve trailering and parking.

The 2024 Acadia becomes the fifth nameplate within the GMC portfolio to offer Super Cruise. The hands-free driver assistance system works on more than 400,000 miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada. Acadia will receive the latest version of Super Cruise technology, which includes trailering assist and automatic lane-change capabilities.


The 2024 GMC Acadia AT4 Offers Premium Off-Roading

  • 1-inch lift
  • 18-inch All Terrain tires
  • Off-road-tuned suspension
  • Exclusive Active Torque Control all-wheel-drive system with twin-clutch rear differentials for optimal traction
  • Signature AT4 red tow hooks and integrated skid plates


2024 GMC Acadia Denali Offers More Luxury

  • Standard one-touch folding second-row seats and power-folding third row
  • Signature Denali grille and available 22-inch machined aluminum wheels
  • Available panoramic, pillar-to-pillar sunroof


When the 2024 GMC Acadia Will be Available


The next-generation 2024 GMC Acadia will be produced at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Michigan. It should be available in early 2024. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.


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