The segment of family crossovers is full of good choices and the Acadia is certainly among them. This model has a nice number of strong points, starting from a spacious cabin, handsome exterior design and an intuitive infotainment system. However, the current model isn’t without flaws. It offers a not-so-inspiring driving experience, while the interior quality isn’t exactly on par with rivals.
The current generation has been launched three years and we’ve already seen a mid-cycle update, which has brought a new styling and a couple more upgrades. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2022 GMC Acadia won’t come with too many changes. We are about to see a familiar design, though there is always a chance to see novelties in terms of new features.
Under the hood, we will see two familiar engine options in the offer, with decent performances and mpg ratings. The new model is expected to hit the market sometime in the second half of 2021.
2022 GMC Acadia Design
As we’ve just mentioned, no bigger changes are about to come for the 2022 GMC Acadia. Therefore, you may count on a familiar layout, which is based on the company’s familiar C1 platform, which underprints several more crossover from the GM lineup. This one rides on its standard version and features around 112 inches in wheelbase. That’s a quite typical size for the class.
Despite it’s been around for three-four years, the current generation has already received a mid-cycle update, which includes a nice number of novelties. Of course, the focus was on the styling. So, we saw a completely new front end, adapted to the brand’s latest design language. The new face came with different headlights, grille and bumper, all designed in a bolder manner, inspired by GMC pickup truck models. Therefore, we don’t expect to see anything in particular for the next year. Of course, the 2022 GMC Acadia will carry on with its exclusive styling details, which include a different grille, wheels and other details.
Bigger interior changes won’t happen either. The 2022 GMC Acadia cabin will continue in the same way, which means you may count on a layout that has both strong and weak points. When it comes to good things, we certainly like the amount of space you get in this SUV. 112.5 inches in wheelbase are pretty typical for the class, but this crossover features three quite spacious rows of seats. Even the third row offers more than 30 inches in legroom. That’s pretty okay for adult passengers.
When it comes to cargo volume, the overall numbers are pretty good. You may count on about 79 cubic feet of the overall cargo space and on about 42 cubic feet behind the second row. On the other side, there are just around 12.8 cubic feet behind the third row.
When it comes to interior quality, this SUV isn’t bad but isn’t great either. Most rivals feature better-looking cabins, with finer materials and more appealing aesthetics.
Of course, novelties in this aspect are always possible. Still, we don’t expect more than a couple of additions, considering that the current model already seems pretty decent in this aspect. It comes standard with a thing like an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, five USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Additionally, you can get things like a dual-panel sunroof, navigation, wireless device charging, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
When it comes to safety, the current model comes standard with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring with lane change alert, and a rear-seat reminder. Some of the options could become standard in the future. The list of potential candidates includes things like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, surround-view camera etc.
2022 GMC Acadia Engines
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. This means you may count on two familiar engine options. Base models will carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 230 horsepower. Those who are looking for something peppier can choose an optional 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 310 horsepower. It offers better performances and also works much smoother. Both engines come coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the turbo-four is good for about 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The V6 offers the same mpg ratings on the highway, but it is a little bit thirstier in the city, where you may count on 19 miles per gallon.
2022 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 GMC Acadia sometime late in the next year, with the starting price around 30.000 dollars. The competition is very tough. Some of the key players in the segment are models like Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot etc.