GMC will offer the Acadia in four trim packages: Elevation, Elevation Premium, AT4, and Denali. Their powertrain will be a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 328 horsepower. Front-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive an option for all but the AT4, which will get it standard. Expect an eight-speed automatic transmission to manage both drivetrains. When it’s properly equipped, the new Acadia will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Although the Elevation begins the Acadia trim range, it’s far from a base offering, with standard features such as remote start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a hands-free liftgate. It will accommodate eight passengers thanks to the middle-row bench seat, and its other standard equipment will include an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control, an 11-inch driver information display, LED exterior lighting, wireless device charging, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Elevation Premium will get some more upscale elements, like second-row captain’s chairs (for seven-passenger seating), an eight-way power front passenger seat, roof rails, and 20-inch wheels.
If you want to take it beyond the pavement, the AT4 will be your choice with its lifted suspension, off-road-tuned suspension, multi-terrain drive modes, front and underbody skid plates, hill descent control, front tow hooks, and all-terrain tires. GMC has also incorporated a high-approach front-end design for easier travel over uneven surfaces. The AT4 will also display unique interior and exterior accents and wheel-opening molding lights.
Look for the top-level Acadia Denali to live up to its name with a load of standard features such as premium perforated leather upholstery (first and second rows), heated and ventilated front seats, a driver’s memory system, heated second-row seats with one-touch folding, a power-folding third row, a head-up display, real wood interior accents, exclusive exterior treatments, active noise cancellation, a heated wiper park (the windshield bottom is warmed to prevent ice from forming), rain-sensing windshield wipers, ambient cabin lighting, animated exterior lighting, and 20-inch wheels.
All 2024 Acadia trims will be equipped with a series of driver-assist features. These technologies will include forward collision alert, enhanced automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian and bicycle braking, blind-zone steering assist, rear cross-traffic braking, intersection automatic emergency braking, enhanced lane keep assist, rear pedestrian detection, reverse automatic braking, side bicyclist alert, and adaptive cruise control. GMC will also equip all or most trims with rear parking sensors, a Safety Alert Seat (the driver’s seat vibrates during specific safety notifications), automatic high beams, a following distance indicator, traffic sign recognition, speed limit assist, a rear seat reminder, and a high-definition rearview monitor. The Denali should also get ultrasonic park assist.
Super Cruise driving assist is expected to be made optional on all trims but the base Elevation. The system offers hands-free driving on over 400,000 miles of divided roadways in the U.S. and Canada. The technology also supports automatic lane changes when requested via the turn signal.
One of the most significant cabin upgrades for the 2024 Acadia is a portrait-oriented 15-inch infotainment display. This high-resolution touchscreen is standard across all trims and features customizable panels and Google built-in functionality with navigation access. The Denali should have a 12-speaker Bose audio system that can be upgraded to a 16-speaker arrangement.