In the world of mid-size crossovers, this model represents an option that offers a good balance between interior space and maneuverability. It is notably shorter compared to its corporal sibling Chevy Traverse, which makes it more desirable for those drivers that don’t necessarily put everything on passenger room and practicality. The 2022 GMC Acadia will continue in the same way and the latest reports suggest there will be no significant changes.
That would mean that you may count on familiar design characteristics. This mid-size crossover is comfortable and easy to drive. Also, we like the intuitive infotainment system, while the first two rows of seats are very comfortable. Furthermore, there is a good engine offer, with some pretty efficient units. When it comes to drawbacks, interior quality should be on a higher level, while some researchers also suggest below-average reliability ratings.
The 2022 GMC Acadia will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
2022 GMC Acadia Redesign
The current generation was introduced four years ago and that clearly indicates that there are few more years before the complete overhaul. Considering the last year’s refresh, we are pretty sure that the 2022 GMC Acadia won’t come with too many changes. That update has brought a lot of styling changes, especially at the front. So, the SUV now looks pretty attractive, while there is also a new AT4 off-road version in the offer. The best we could see for the next year are minor updates in terms of colors etc.
In terms of mechanics, things will definitely remain untouched. This model rides on the company’s well-known C1 platform. Of course, most of the parts are shared with Traverse. Still, keep in mind that this model is notably shorter, as the wheelbase goes around 112.5 inches. The suspension and chassis setup are rather on the soft side, so the ride is smooth and comfortable.
On the inside, the 2022 GMC Acadia will continue to deliver both good and not-so-good things. What we like about this SUV is that the first two rows are very spacious and comfortable. On the other side, the third row is typically tight for the segment and works best for kids. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on 41.7 cubic feet behind the second row and around 79 cubic feet of total cargo space. If you use all seats, you won’t have much use of 12.8 cubic feet behind the third row.
When it comes to the overall quality, things could be better. Although there are some areas with pretty nice surfaces, most of the cabin is covered with plastics and we feel that most rivals look better. Still, the seats are good, as well as the driving position. The visibility is also pretty good in all directions.
Although yearly updates usually bring novelties in terms of standard equipment, we are pretty sure that there won’t be too many new things in the 2022 GMC Acadia. Moreover, most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, 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. The current list of options includes goodies like wireless device charging, navigation, 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 goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a rear-seat reminder, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring with lane change alert etc.
2022 GMC Acadia Engines
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. The 2022 GMC Acadia will continue with three familiar engine options in the offer, starting with a good-old 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit, which is good for 193 horsepower. Those who are looking for something peppier can opt for the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 230 horsepower. Finally, there is the V6 option, a well-known 3.6-liter engine that puts out around 310 horsepower. All engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the differences between the three engines aren’t that big. Still, the turbo-four is the most efficient unit. It returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the class.
2022 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 GMC Acadia sometime late in the year, with the starting price of around 32.000 dollars.