2021 GMC Acadia Officially Confirmed, Significant Changes Are Coming

The famous mid-size SUV 2021 GMC Acadia has been confirmed. From a reliable source, the upcoming model will be significantly refreshed. The second-generation model was introduced in 2017 with several essential upgrades, and thanks to that, it is ranked very well on the market.

The new Acadia will follow that and it will get revised styling elements. Under the hood, there will be three engine options. The manufacturer will use various engines with the new 9-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the aging 6-speed automatic unit.

2021 GMC Acadia front

2021 GMC Acadia Provides More Aggressive Design

The new 2021 GMC Acadia will look more modern thanks to the mid-cycle upgrade. This SUV is known as one of the most reliables on the market. It provides excellent design and even off-road AT4 trim is available. The newest refresh will bring a wider grille followed with the sharp shaped LED headlights.

However, going for the off-road AT4 trim, buyers will get a more robust design. The manufacturer will add with this package dark-themed grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, and body cladding. Also, for the best offroading, the all-terrain tires will be standard. 20-inch wheels will be available as optional.

Interior Equipment and Trims

The cabin of the new mid-size 2021 GMC Acadia will receive some refreshments. Basically, there will be more upscale materials includes soft-touch surfaces, upgraded trim, and active noise cancellation. Like before, the new Acadia architecture allows for three rows of seats. Cargo space behind the third row is 12.8 cubic space and can be expanded to 79.0-cubic if all seats are folded. Features inside will be better and standard SL trim comes with tri-zone auto climate control, a big 7.0-inch color touch screen, keyless open and start, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and more.

Moving up to trims like SLE/SLT, buyers will get a power liftgate, bigger 8-inch touch screen with IntelliLink and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, leather upholstery, and mighty Bose audio system. The Denali and AT4 trims besides a more distinctive cosmetics look will include a more robust wireless charging pad and a digital rear-vision camera.

2021 GMC Acadia interior


GMC offers excellent security. The new 2021 GMC Acadia will come with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and parking sensors.

2021 GMC Acadia Performance

The upcoming 2021 GMC Acadia is a reliable SUV that offers an excellent comfortable ride and few engine options to choose from. Moreover, if you prefer off-road vehicles, the manufacturer also provides AT4 trim. This trim will offer an ultimate off-road capability. The latest GMC Acadia comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit that makes 193 horsepower and torque of 188 pound-feet. Above the base trim, there is a powerful 3.6-liter V6 turbocharged engine that produces 310 hp and peak torque of 271 pound-feet.

The last one that also comes optionally is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that cranks out 230 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, all powertrains will use the same 9-speed automatic transmission, which replaced the aging 6-speed automatic unit. On top of that, towing will be acceptable thanks to a V6 engine that can tow up to 4000 pounds.

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2021 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price

The redesigned 2021 GMC Acadia will provide a more attractive look than before. According to some hints, the Acadia will hit the market in the last quarter of this year.

Based on the current model that starts at $30,000, the new Acadia will not have significant price changes. However, adding Denali treatment, the price goes up to 50, 000. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Edge, and also Kia Sorento are models in the same category.

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