The all-new GMC Acadia will get mid-cycle refreshments and the same will happen for all of the trim levels and models. With that in mind, the upcoming 2020 GMC Acadia will look even better than the current model. A mid-size SUV such as Acadia offers great fuel economy, super driving manners, and modern exterior design. Some will say this model lacks sportiness and more aggressive design. We can agree with those statements, but that is the purpose of the famous Denali trim. This model adds plenty of sporty features, more aggressive design and better performance.
The 2020 GMC Acadia Denali will get an exterior facelift, just as all other Acadia’s models. The interior will also suffer some refinements. Under the hood, the things are about to stay intact. That means you can equip your Acadia Denali with the powerful V6 unit. Plenty of optional packages are in the offer as well, just like the optional all-wheel-drive configuration. Moreover, this SUV is easy to configure as it can accommodate five, six or even seven persons.
2020 GMC Acadia Denali facelift
Just as with any other mid-cycle update, the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali will suffer numerous visual upgrades. The facelift includes some of the styling cues from the company’s newest design language. Current model suffered some significant changes two years ago so it is perhaps too early for a total redesign. However, the changes are very pleasing but nothing spectacular. New design language delivers new shape of the headlights and stronger character lines.
The rear end will get the new rear bumper and minimal changes on the taillights. Denali models offer almost everything as standard and there is not much optional equipment as on the base model. With that in mind, Denali offers more chrome materials, sportier stance, power hands-free liftgate and HID headlights with LED strips.
2020 GMC Acadia Denali interior will get a minor changes
Interior won’t receive so many changes and upgrades as the exterior. Moreover, the interior will keep its existing layout and design. Minor tweaks on the dash are barely notable and some buttons are reconfigured. However, the cabin is very luxurious and the list of standard equipment is fascinating. Furthermore, Denali offers a lot of safety and driver assistance systems as standard.
Standard equipment includes the automatic heated steering wheel and heating and ventilating leather seats. Tri-zone climate control is also standard, along with the premium Bose audio system. Dual SkyScape Sunroof is optional. Navigation, 360-degree camera, and numerous safety aids are in the offer as well.
2020 GMC Acadia Denali gives more power than a standard version
The approaching 2020 GMC Acadia Denali will use a 3.6-liter V6 drivetrain. This engine is optional on the base model and it produces much more power than the standard four-cylinder unit. This V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. A start/stop system is in the offer, just like the active fuel management.
The standard version will come with the 2.5-liter inline-4 that delivers 194 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. This model is EPA rated 21/26 mpg for the model with the FWD and 21/25 mpg for the model AWD.
Towing capacity and transmission
Unlike the base model that can tow 1,000 pounds, Denali is capable of towing up to 4,000 pounds. This engine will use a 6-speed automatic gearbox, but an all-new 9-speed transmission will be available as well.
2020 GMC Acadia Denali price and release date
You can get your 2020 GMC Acadia Denali for about $47,000. The base SL trim starts at $30,000 so this is a significant difference in price. On the other hand, have in mind how luxurious and premium Denali’s models are. This mid-size SUV will hit the markets in the last quarter of 2019.