2022 GMC Acadia Will Undergo Changes
The mid-size GMC Acadia will receive a handful of vehicle changes for the 2022 model year that will benefit the SUV nameplate in several ways. These changes do away with features that are outdated and no longer practical which will ultimately benefit the consumer. Automakers like GMC periodically revise their vehicle line-up to do away with features that are not working as intended and other features that offer little to no benefit to the buyer. The Acadia for example is the middle sibling of the GMC SUV family right in between the smaller Terrain and the full-size Yukon that shares the best of both worlds. But GMC wants to make the Acadia even better for the upcoming model year that will appeal to new car buyers.
Trim Level Changes
The GMC Acadia is currently offered in five different trim levels: the entry-level SL trim, the SLE, the SLT, the off-road spec AT4, and the top tier Denali. But for 2022, GMC decided to discontinue the base SL trim leaving the SLE to be the starting trim level instead. This leaves only four trim levels buyers can select from as the SL trim had sub-par features and a rather dull interior, the SLE offers considerably more car for the money.
New Standard Engine Option
According to GM Authority, GMC will no longer include the naturally aspirated 2.5 L LCV engine in their vehicles, instead, the automaker will have the turbocharged 2.0 L I-4 LSY as a standard engine choice on the lower trim levels. Whereas the more performance-oriented 3.6 L V6 LGX will be carried over to the higher trim levels such as the AT4 and Denali. The new standard turbocharged 2.0 L LSY engine will make 228hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and the larger V6 will make 310hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. Both engines provide ample power to get going on the road, but the V6 is recommended for off-road excursions to drive over rough terrain like mud, snow, and sand. Both engines are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission with the ability to operate front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations.
Buying a New GMC Acadia
We can expect the new 2022 GMC Acadia to be at dealerships mid-summer 2021 with pricing similar to the 2021 model. The current Acadia trim levels range from $30,995 to $47,495 including the addition of destination fees. While the 2022 model receives only a handful of changes, a major redesign is expected to arrive sometime in 2023. For now, the GMC Acadia continues to be a worthy mid-tier luxury SUV that offers plenty of family amenities like optional three-row seating, an intuitive infotainment system, and media displays for the kids on the backside of the headrests. For more information on how you can get your hands on a new GMC Acadia, you can visit us at Southern Buick GMC Lynnhaven, You can also fill out our contact form for any questions you may have on pricing or vehicle configuration options. Or you can call us to schedule a tour of our on-site dealership inventory, and we can help you select your new next family SUV!
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