2020 GMC Acadia toughens up on the surface, will get smarter on the within

The 2020 GMC Acadia crossover will get a big refresh, together with new styling aimed toward giving this household hauler a more durable, extra truck-like look. However underneath the pores and skin, it’s all about effectivity and tech.

The Acadia will get a brand new grille, entrance and rear fascias, and C-shaped lighting components just like the Sierra pickup truck. The restyling eliminates most of the curves current on final 12 months’s mannequin, with the brand new headlights, specifically, giving the entrance finish a wider, extra intimidating look.

GMC additionally added an AT4 mannequin to the lineup for 2020, alongside the prevailing SLE, SLT, and Denali trim ranges. Launched on the Sierra, AT4 is meant to indicate automobiles with extra off-road functionality than a typical GMC. However whereas the Sierra AT4 does get some mechanical upgrades, the Acadia AT4 appears to be largely a styling train, though it does get all-terrain tires. The principle modifications for the AT4 are a black chrome-trimmed grille and model-specific 17-inch wheels (20-inch wheels are non-compulsory).

Below the hood, the 2020 Acadia will get a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged engine, just like the engine already accessible in its Chevrolet Traverse sibling, as an possibility. The turbo engine produces 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Gasoline mileage was seemingly the intention for including the smaller engine, though GMC didn’t talk about any mpg estimates.

A 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four and three.6-liter V6 carry over from the 2019 mannequin 12 months. The four-cylinder engine produces 193 hp and 188 lb-ft, whereas the V6 is rated at 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. For 2020, all engines are mated to a nine-speed automated transmission, and get an engine begin/cease system to extend gas economic system. Entrance-wheel drive is normal on the Acadia, with all-wheel drive non-compulsory.

GMC additionally up to date the infotainment system, which is predicated round an Eight-inch touchscreen. The system now permits drivers to set a private profile, together with settings for issues like audio and local weather management, and switch for it to different GM automobiles with appropriate infotainment methods. The brand new system additionally will get a “one-shot” setup for coming into navigation locations, in addition to two USB-C ports. The Acadia already had three USB-A ports.

A wi-fi phone-charging pad, head-up show, and rearview digital camera mirror are additionally accessible. The latter lets the motive force swap between a traditional rearview mirror and feed from a digital camera, eliminating the blind spots created by automobile pillars, cargo, or passengers’ heads.

The 2020 GMC Acadia goes on sale this fall. Pricing can be introduced nearer to the on-sale date.

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