Few SUVs bridge the gap between compact and full-sized so brilliantly. In an age where the compact SUV is one of the most plentiful body styles on the road today, there are many drivers who miss the time where a sports utility vehicle was a true master of utility. While there are a handful of vehicles that still exude this level of power, utility, and class, there aren’t many that meet the mark quite like the 2020 GMC Acadia. The latest in a long line of mid-sized SUVs, the 2020 GMC Acadia, is the greatest example of a vehicle that sits along the border between compact and full-sized. This mid-sized SUV offers the full breadth of engine options and can be configured to accommodate a variety of passengers.
One look at the 2020 GMC Acadia, and you might be transported back to a time when SUVs weren’t all smooth edges and rounded corners. The 2020 GMC Acadia demands attention on the pavement, and when you peek beneath the hood, you’ll certainly see why. This is a mid-sized SUV stuffed with options and can be tailored to fit a plethora of different drive styles. From the utility-focused adventurer to the neighborhood soccer mom, the 2020 GMC Acadia is a crowd-pleaser. If you’re on the fence of whether or not to check out the 2020 GMC Acadia, we’ve put together this compilation of stats and specs to showcase just what this mid-sized SUV can bring to the table.
A major factor in what makes or breaks a great SUV is the degree of engine power equipped beneath the hood. The engine purring in the chassis can define everything from how much weight you can tow to fuel efficiency and horsepower. Fortunately, the 2020 GMC Acadia offers drivers plenty of options in the engine and performance department.
When you visit our dealership to check out the 2020 GMC Acadia, you’ll find four different trim levels to invest in the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. The base model of this mid-sized SUV packs a powerful punch out of the gate equipped with a rather robust 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that isn’t shy about its offering of 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft worth of torque.
While the base engine is certainly impressive in its own right, it isn’t the only engine build that GMC offers in its flagship mid-sized SUV. You can upgrade this base engine to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that roars out 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft worth of torque. This engine is new for 2020 models.
If the 2020 GMC Acadia could only be purchased in these two engine configurations, plenty of drivers would be satisfied, but GMC has upped the ante offering a six-cylinder option as well. All the way up at the top is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out a truly vigorous 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft worth of torque. All of this engine power can certainly deliver too, providing a max towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, something that you’d be hard-pressed to find in compact competitors.
The 2020 GMC Acadia can also be designed to take on more than just pavement. The standard front-wheel-drivetrain can be certainly worth your while, but you can bump up versatility with the all-wheel-drive option. Snappy and responsive, the all-wheel-drivetrain on this mid-sized SUV can run with the rest of them, keeping up even with some 4WD drivetrains on the trail.
Fuel economy on the 2020 GMC Acadia isn’t half bad either. The base model expends about 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 while out on the highway. If you upgrade to the V6 option fuel economy takes a slight dip, but it is nothing to be too concerned about as the 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway is still great for a vehicle of this size.
All in all, the 2020 GMC Acadia is a powerhouse no matter what trim option you go for, and you can expect a smooth and punchy driving experience that will certainly impress.
The 2020 GMC Acadia is a three-row SUV, with base models offering more than enough room for up to six or seven people. As a result, you’ll find no shortage of cargo capacity or legroom. The 2020 GMC Acadia delivers in this department giving front passengers up to 41 inches of legroom. If you decide to fold those rear seats flat, drivers will find a ‘full-size SUV worthy’ 79 cubic feet of cargo space. With all of this extra room and comfort, you certainly should have no trouble finding space for passengers or cargo, or both.
The 2020 GMC Acadia also comes with a suite of other utilitarian features, including a rear storage drawer in the second row, and a covered under-floor cargo area in the trunk.
The 2020 GMC Denali is also fully equipped with a plethora of auto tech, including a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, which is standard across all models. Noise cancellation is also standard across all models giving drivers a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride. If you upgrade to the Denali trim option, you can expect to find a Bose Premium 8-speaker audio system as standard, which will satisfy any audiophile.
Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats are also standard on the range-topping Denali trim, and you’ll also find an intuitive Heads-Up Display available as well. A rear-seat infotainment system is also available on all trim options as a way to entertain your rear passengers when out on the road. Remote start is available in lower trim options, but is a standard feature in the Denali, as is a smartly designed wireless charging mat.
No matter what trim option you go for, the 2020 GMC Denali is a heavy hitter, delivering everything you could ever need or expect from a mid-sized SUV of its class. While certainly designed for power, the interior is as plush and comfortable as any luxury vehicle giving both rear and front passengers plenty of interior comforts.
When GMC designed the Acadia, they were smart to make safety a top priority. Many SUV drivers are parents who are looking for something that can not just cart their family from point A to B, but a car that offers no shortage of modern, intuitive safety features. Fortunately, the 2020 GMC Acadia delivers no shortage of safety features across all trim options.
Base models of the 2020 GMC Acadia can come with a passenger sensing system that will alert the driver when a rear passenger has unbuckled their seatbelt. Base models can also be fitted with an OnStar and GMC Connected service, which can give drivers peace of mind when on the road. Lane change and side blind zone alerts are also standard across all trim options giving drivers superior awareness when shifting lanes on the highway. Rear park assist, is a standard on base models, as well as a teen driver system which can set driving limits on your younger drivers.
While the base model comes with a substantial safety package, it isn’t the ceiling for this mid-sized SUV. Stepping all the way up to the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali, you’ll find features like a rear camera mirror, which can give you a clearer view than any standard rearview mirror. Lane Keep Assist is also standard on the Denali, taking lane change alerts to the next level by keeping your vehicle properly aligned in the lane lines. HD Surround Vision is also available in the GMC Acadia Denali, giving drivers a complete 360 view of the surrounding area.
From features that are almost entirely automated to those that give you a broader range of view, the 2020 GMC Acadia brings safety to the next level using the latest and greatest auto technology on the market today.