The 2024 GMC Acadia: Only 6 Inches Shorter Than a Yukon

GMC’s Lineup Evolution Continues: A Redesigned 2024 Acadia Steps Up in Size and Style

GMC is steadily transforming its vehicle lineup. The recent updates to the Sierra and Canyon, along with the 2021 redesign of the Yukon, are now followed by a makeover for the midsize crossover, the Acadia. This redesign brings significant changes, with the most notable being in the size department.

The 2024 Acadia is now 10.6 inches longer and 3.2 inches taller, featuring an 8.6-inch longer wheelbase compared to its predecessor. While these numbers may not seem substantial on paper, they translate to a significant size increase, bringing its total length to 204 inches—only six inches shorter than a GMC Yukon.

In terms of design, the Acadia now aligns more closely with the rest of GMC’s lineup. The front fascia resembles that of a smaller Yukon, with Denali trims sporting a prominent chrome grille and AT4 trims featuring a black grille. All models come equipped with signature LED DRL lamps.

At the rear, the design showcases a more rounded appearance with quad exhaust tips and wrap-around taillights.

The Acadia boasts an entirely new interior, capitalizing on its increased exterior dimensions to offer more space inside. GMC reports over 80 additional cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and a 36 percent increase in cargo space behind the second row.

While the dashboard introduces a fresh design, it adopts the trend of a tablet-style display integrated into the center stack. The 15-inch portrait-oriented screen runs on a native Google operating system, while the driver benefits from an additional 11-inch screen serving as a digital gauge cluster. All the expected tech features and advanced driver assistance systems are present, including the debut of GM’s Super Cruise on the Acadia.

For those anticipating the continuation of six-cylinder power, the Acadia now offers a single engine option: a new 2.5-liter turbocharged I4. This powerplant delivers 328 horsepower and 326 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the choice of front or all-wheel drive, depending on the trim.

Speaking of trims, while the SLE and SLT trims are likely to return, GMC has highlighted two specific ones: the AT4 and Denali. The Acadia AT4 takes off-roading seriously, featuring a one-inch increase in ride height, a wider track, 18-inch all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned suspension with hydraulic rebound control, selectable drive modes, and an exclusive torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system with twin-clutch rear differentials.

On the other hand, the Denali represents luxury, boasting signature Denali trim elements, abundant chrome accents, massive 22-inch wheels (a first for the Acadia), a panoramic roof spanning from pillar to pillar, laser-etched wood and Galvano chrome interior details, heated and cooled seats, and a premium 16-speaker Bose sound system equipped with noise-canceling technology.

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