With allowance for seven, a bold, boxlike design, and a new, off-road-inspired model, the 2020 Acadia is aimed at families who appetite a little affluence with a reasonable amount tag. It can’t absolutely bout up to the body affection or achievement characteristics of competitors such as the Mazda CX-9, and those who frequently charge three rows of seats would be bigger off with article larger. But the Acadia offers a modern, adorable berth with affluence of autogenous accumulator amplitude and anxious appearance such as an accessible hands-free liftgate and second-row seats that accelerate and tip advanced to affluence third-row access. It’s not the crossover we’d buy, but we won’t be abashed if you accept it for your own driveway.
The Acadia receives a facelift for 2020, with a new grille, anew accepted LED headlights, and revisions to the rear end. There’s additionally a new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine—standard on the SLT and Denali trims—which GMC estimates will accept 230 application back it goes on auction backward in the archetypal year. The trim calendar has broadcast to accommodate an AT4 model, which brings off-road-inspired architecture (including 17-inch auto adapted with all-terrain tires) to the Acadia lineup. Inside, there’s a new 8.0-inch infotainment arrangement with bigger software and a higher-resolution touchscreen. GMC has switched to an cyberbanking accessory selector, which frees up amplitude in the centermost console. A hands-free liftgate is anew available, and there are beginning designs for the Acadia’s 18- and 20-inch wheels. A nine-speed automatic is now accepted with every engine.
We’d accept the mid-level SLT trim, which adds the Acadia’s new 2.0-liter engine, covering first- and second-row seats, and a hands-free tailgate to the accessories list. In accession to those SLT extras, that archetypal comes with the accepted LED headlights, heated, power-adjustable mirrors, and keyless access and push-button start.
The Acadia’s abject agent is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder acceptable for 193 horsepower, but the alternative 3.6-liter V-6 makes 310 application and hustled our Denali analysis agent from aught to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. A nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are accepted with either engine; all-wheel drive is optional. The 2.5-liter is acceptable for maximizing ammunition efficiency, but not abundant else—it has a beggarly 1000-pound towing accommodation admitting the V-6 can tow up to 4000 pounds.
While you’ll never balloon that you’re active an SUV, the Acadia is competent and analytic composed. The Acadia feels awkward during accelerated cornering, but back apprenticed in a beneath advancing address (as best bodies drive best of the time), the ride is affectionate and stable. An adaptive suspension—standard on the Denali and alternative on SLT-2 trims with all-wheel drive—adjusts the dampers every two milliseconds to advice bland out the ride over bumps or to bind things up if the disciplinarian starts activity frisky.
A new turbocharged 2.0-liter agent with 230 application will go on auction backward in the archetypal year and will be accepted on the SLT and Denali trims.
We accept yet to abide the 2020 Acadia with its new nine-speed automatic manual to our real-world highway-fuel-economy test. Despite this new transmission, the 2020 Acadia’s EPA ratings are almost changed: the front-drive adaptation with the abject 2.5-liter engine’s ratings are now 21 burghal and 26 highway; its burghal appraisement is unchanged, while its artery appraisement increases by 1 mpg. For the alternative 3.6-liter V-6 with front-wheel drive, the 2020 numbers access by 1 mpg in the city, to 19 mpg, while the artery cardinal increases by 2 mpg, to 27.
The Acadia’s bunched exoteric may advice it fit into garages and parking spaces, but it imposes after-effects on autogenous spaciousness. The autogenous architecture is adorable to the eye, and best controls are automatic and aural ability of the driver. A black-and-white barometer array with red all-overs provides advice at a glance; Denali models affection a reconfigurable centermost awning that provides a deluge of added agent advice depending on the driver’s settings. The tilting-and-telescoping council cavalcade could use added ambit to accord actual alpine or actual abbreviate drivers a adequate position, but it still works for best people. The leather-wrapped council caster appearance aluminum trim that is assuredly upscale. Unfortunately, some of the autogenous abstracts accept a bargain attending and feel.
With the third row in use, we were alone able to fit two attache accoutrements in the Acadia, but with the second- and third-row seats stowed, we were able to fit 28. The Dodge Durango captivated four cases abaft its third row and 30 with the rear rows of seats folded, so it ability be a bigger best if you’ll be frequently carriage bodies and burden at the aforementioned time.
When it comes to technology, the Acadia offers affluence for the accomplished family. From an affluence of USB ports to onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, cartage can calmly break connected. The touchscreen infotainment arrangement is automatic and responsive; charging added than one accessory that requires a 12-volt aperture may prove a challenge, as alone one of those outlets is provided.
The Acadia did abundant in its blast tests with the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance but absent out on a Top Assurance Pick accolade because its headlamps denticulate alone Marginal in that test; the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration gave the all-wheel-drive Acadia bristles stars and gave four stars to the front-wheel-drive model. Its driver-assistance technologies add an added akin of protection, but they’re either big-ticket options or they force the client to accept one of the cher top trims. Key assurance appearance include:
The Acadia comes with a absolute assurance and aliment advantage amalgamation as standard, with added aegis affairs accessible from dealers. Hyundai offers best bound and powertrain warranties, but GMC does awning the Acadia’s aboriginal aliment appointment aural the aboriginal year of ownership.