GMC Acadia’s current generation is proving to be a great vehicle. The Acadia debuted as a 2017 model in 2016. Now we can see its replacement. The next-gen SUV, which should debut in 2024, is hiding under heavy camouflage. Although the thick covers hide most details, a keen eye can still find interesting features. This test vehicle is a little larger than Acadias you can buy. It will likely grow in size and adopt a brawnier personality similar to the first-generation model.
The SUV was captured by our spy photographer with its headlights turned on. We can clearly see a split arrangement, similar to that of the GMC Canyon which launched its new generation earlier in the year. The smaller lights at the top look narrower and thinner, while larger C-shaped housings contain lights further below.
2024 GMC Acadia Review
Although the SUV’s front looks large and bulky, it may be softened at the rear. The quarter panels appear slightly curved, but the bulky taillights could have been used as placeholders. We are treated to a pair of bright exhaust tips, which are neatly hidden beneath the rear bumper amid all the talk of the Chevrolet Blazer EV or Equinox EV. This SUV is definitely not electric.
The first glimpse at the Acadia next is not limited to exterior shots. Although the interior is well covered, our photographer was able to get close enough to take some photos. Our source confirmed that Super Cruise was present in the new cabin. We can barely see the new center display, which is located above the climate vents, but it could be a digital instrument display.
We don’t know what could be under the new body at this time. You can choose from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower or a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 310 horsepower. The turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder, which was used in both the Chevrolet Colorado and the Canyon, might be a plot twist. It has been adapted for Acadia use. This engine produces between 237 hp and 310 horsepower depending on the tune. According to spy sources, the Acadia model will be made in 2024. This means that the debut of Acadia should occur next year, most likely in 2023’s first half.
Although the Acadia has three rows, it is not the exact same as the Chevrolet Traverse or Buick Enclave. The SUV’s former dimensions will be reintroduced for the 2024 generation. The camouflaged versions that were tested seem to support the comments made Monday by Mark Reuss, GM president. According to reports, he confirmed that the GMC Acadia will evolve and its dimensions would again be similar to the Chevrolet Traverse in off-the-cuff conversations. He said that it would be “a little larger than the Acadia,” so it will be a major transformation for GMC.
This is the story behind this change. GMC had plans to create a more rugged, larger SUV that would replace the Acadia in 2016, just after it was introduced. It was based on the Canyon pickup. The project was dropped in 2018, however, leaving the Acadia with a substantial gap to the Yukon, GMC’s full-size SUV. A longer, new Acadia would be able to stand out from the Terrain SUV. It remains to be determined when the GMC Acadia will debut. We can see a model that borrows the Canyon pickup’s distinctive look and has a completely redesigned inside, possibly on the new full-size model.
We’ll need to find out what the mechanical aspects are. We can safely assume that the Acadia’s base engine, a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, will not be included in a larger Acadia. It is likely that the 3.6L V6 will be returned. Under the hood, we could see GM’s 2.7L turbocharged 4-cylinder. This engine is widely used by all the major automakers and can produce up to 310 horsepower and 430 lb/ft torque.
2024 GMC Acadia Price & Release Date
GMC Acadia’s redesign is expected to be unveiled in 2024. However, it remains uncertain if it will be a model-year 2024 or 2025 vehicle. According to fleet production data, 2023 Acadia orders are closed. This suggests that the 2024 Acadia could arrive in 2023.
Pricing for the 2024 GMC Acadia has not been announced. GMC Acadia prices currently start at $38,195, including destination charges. A fully loaded Denali trim with all-wheel drive can go up to $51,995. The next-generation Acadia could see a significant price increase if it is larger. The MSRP for the larger GMC Yukon is $59,295 at entry level and $99,150 for the extended-wheelbase XL Denali Ultimate, with all-wheel-drive. GMC Acadia rivals include the Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander.