GMC Acadia AT4
GMC Acadia AT4
GMC Acadia AT4

2020 GMC Acadia AT4

Pros: Current generation Acadia has improved maneuverability and fuel economy; good selection of available technology and safety features; availability of well-trimmed Denali model

Cons: Current generation Acadia also has reduced cargo room; third-row seats are cramped; some safety features restricted to higher-line trim levels

CG Says: The 2020 GMC Acadia gains a new 230-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine option and all engines are now paired with a new 9-speed automatic transmission that replaces the previous 6-speeed automatic. New options include rear camera mirror and a head-up instrument display and there is a new infotainment system. There is also a new AT4 model that includes a more sophisticated all-wheel drive system than the other AWD Acadias. Acadia was redesigned and downsized for 2017. Acadia is a crossover midsize SUV that has a standard third-row seat with 6-, and 7-passenger seating configurations or 5-passenger seating when the third-row is deleted. A 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder with fuel-saving automatic stop/start technology is the base engine. Also available are a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 with cylinder deactivation and the previously mentioned 230-hp turbo 2.0-liter four. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. Available safety features include a surround-view camera, a “Rear Seat Reminder” that sounds an alert to check the backseat for passengers before leaving the vehicle, and a forward collision mitigation system with low-speed automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Other available features include OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, heated/ventilated front seats, and power tilt/telescopic steering. Compared to the first-generation Acadia, the current version gives up some passenger room and cargo space, but gains maneuverability, fuel economy, and a host of up-to-date technology features. Acadia’s tidier size puts it direct competition with the leaders of the midsize crossover segment, where it stacks up very well.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5, 6, or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SL: $30,995
SLE: $34,995
AWD SLE: $37,395
SLT: $40,895
AWD SLT: $42,895
AWD AT4: $43,395
Denali: $47,495
AWD Denali: $49,495

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (SL, FWD SLE)
Horsepower
193
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (AWD SLE, SLT)
Horsepower
230
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6 (AT4, Denali)
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

GMC Acadia Denali
2020 GMC Acadia Denali
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 4
80%

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