In July, General Motors pulled the rather hefty curtain off the Chevrolet Traverse. Anyone who is familiar with the American model policy knows that a GMC Acadia will not take long to arrive.
With this new 2024 model, the GMC Acadia enters its third completely new generation. That is no surprise because a completely new version of the sister model Chevrolet Traverse was previously available. While both cars were real crossovers a few years ago, which visibly placed more emphasis on space than on being tough, the new Acadia is more SUV than ever. An enormous nose with a ditto grille, sturdy flattened wheel arches, and a relatively high shoulder line makes it look unyielding, especially in the extra beefy AT4 version (white).
The new GMC Acadia is longer, wider, and higher than its predecessor. It can accommodate seven passengers in a two-two-three configuration, or one additional person if a three-seater sofa is also placed in the middle. GMC also reports that there is no less than 80 percent more luggage behind the third row of seats than before, while you can cram 36 percent more behind row two.
The range of engines is clear. No, not a V8, and no, not a V6, but a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with 328 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also reportedly standard. To make driving easier, Acadia drivers take advantage of Supercruise, General Motors’ acclaimed “autopilot” system. The interior obviously looks completely up to date, thanks in part to the standard, vertically placed 15-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system relies heavily on Google technology and can therefore also be equipped with apps that you can download yourself.