Midsize convenience is the name of the game, and the 2023 GMC Acadia AT4 is playing it to perfection. Affordable, refined, and yet rugged enough to tackle any off-road challenge, the Acadia AT4 is designed to accommodate drivers who want a sophisticated midsize SUV that is more than capable of handling the rough and tumble of the great outdoors. With all new and standard features for the 2023 model year, there's plenty to be excited about when it comes to GMC's solution for midsize SUV travel.
New for 2023, the Acadia AT4 can be optioned in a number of new colors added to the lineup. Specific to 2023, you can now get the Acadia in premium colors like Volcanic Red Tintcoat, Ultra Blue Metallic, and the striking Sterling Metallic. These three new colors join the lineup of a total of seven different colors for the GMC SUV. The other options include Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, and Light Stone Metallic.
The 2023 Acadia AT4 is also on the receiving end of a new wrapped steering wheel made standard for the trim. The steering wheel comes with built-in audio controls, along with added cruise control functionality that you can easily access with the tap of the thumb. Combined with the performance and bold stance of the AT4, it becomes the choice trim for those looking for an SUV that embodies a lot of the luxury-themed facets that GMC vehicles are known for, but with that rugged edge to be adventurous.
The 2023 Acadia has access to two different powertrains, but each trim comes standard with a specific power plant. The AT4 comes equipped with the higher-end offering of the Acadia's engine lineup––a powerful and reliable 3.6-liter V6. So with the AT4, you have all 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque to make use of on your adventures. The engine is attached to a 9-speed automatic transmission for fluid shifting and a smooth scaling of steady but on-demand acceleration.
The powertrain setup gives the Acadia AT4 a fuel economy rating of 19 MPG in the city and up to 26 MPG on the highway, thanks to the V6 being outfitted with Active Fuel Management and variable valve timing with dynamic stop/start technology. The AT4 also comes standard with GMC's active torque control all-wheel drive system, designed to take advantage of the traction selection system so drivers can alter how the Acadia handles whether on-road or off-road.
To further help with stability and traction control is the standard inclusion of StabiliTrak, which provides electronic stability and traction control management at all times. With the 17-inch machined aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires, the AT4 is more than capable of tackling all types of weather, road, and trail conditions. Additionally, the V6 engine and performance management systems all help to bolster impressive tow ratings for the midsize SUV, giving the 2023 GMC Acadia AT4 up to 4,000 lbs worth of towing capacity.
Part of the appeal of the 2023 Acadia isn't just its performance capabilities but also its ability to lavish passengers in style. This is exemplified by a sophisticated exterior and a comfort-laced interior, with plenty of amenities to make the ride both stylish and relaxing. From the outside, you have C-shaped LED signature lighting with daytime running lamps, gloss black roof rails for exterior cargo storage, a body-colored shark fin antenna, and dual exhaust tips.
The exterior amenities don't end there, though. The AT4 comes with its signature black chrome grille that exudes confidence and style with the red GMC logo right in the center. Contrasting black outside mirrors help give the AT4 a distinct look, in addition to the AT4 badging across the exterior with chrome accents and trimming. A hands-free programmable liftgate also makes it easy to reach the rear cargo area of the Acadia without any interruptions or obstructions. The style continues to emanate throughout the design of the AT4 with the interior as well.
With available seating for up to seven people across three rows, the 2023 GMC Acadia AT4 pushes the limits on the capabilities of a midsize SUV. Smart-slide second-row seats are also designed to grant easy access to the third row, and with the third row folded, you can take advantage of the additional cargo capacity. The standard cargo volume with all three rows upright gives you 12.8 cu.ft. of space to work with, but with the third row folded, you have 41.7 cu.ft. of cargo capacity to store goods. With the second and third-row folded, you can take advantage of up to 79 cu.ft. of cargo volume.
With standard premium cloth seating and available leather upholstery for those who want to amp up the luxury qualities of their Acadia, the AT4 maintains consistency in combining refinement with excitement. One of the better examples of this philosophy is the Dual Skyscape Sunroof, which extends across both the front and second row of the Acadia. The Acadia AT4 also comes standard with an 8-way power driver seat and an available 8-way power passenger seat. Heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats are also available for the AT4, further raising the comfort levels of the midsize SUV.
The technology for the 2023 GMC Acadia AT4 is expansive and diverse. You have everything from vehicle health information and navigation to safety and infotainment to ensure you get a well-rounded vehicle that not only keeps passengers occupied and entertained but safe as well. In fact, the AT4 comes standard with the GMC Connected Access with OnStar support, as well as a robust safety suite thanks to the GMC Pro Safety Plus system. You have standard forward-collision warnings and alerts, front pedestrian detection, front and rear parking assistance, and lane change alert with side blind zone alert, along with lane-keeping assistance and rear cross-traffic alert.
LATCH, or lower anchors and tethers for children, also comes standard, along with a full array of airbags, and OnStar navigation support, so you can easily find and get to your destination with ease. The safety system is also rounded out with the implementation of the Teen Driver mode, so parents can monitor the travel accommodations of their teen driver with reminders, pre-launch safety checks, and report cards. Standard tire pressure monitoring, power doors and windows, USB ports, tri-zone climate control, and a universal home remote are all part of the AT4 model's offerings, too.
With available trailering tech, such as hitch guidance with view and HD surround vision, you have easy access to knowing where the vehicle is in relation to the trailer and how the trailer is positioned in relation to the Acadia. This helps bolster the Acadia's trailering capabilities, making it convenient for first-time trailering enthusiasts and veterans alike. Combined with the AT4's off-road capabilities and stylings, it makes for a compelling midsize vehicle for a wide range of different utilities, functionalities, and travel destinations.
Connected services also come standard with the Acadia AT4, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless charging, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. You can make full use of your apps and media via an 8-inch HD touchscreen or listen to your favorite tunes or radio stations, thanks to the inclusion of SiriusXM 360L satellite radio. This gives drivers and passengers alike a fully robust experience with the 2023 Acadia AT4. It is not only a rugged, performance-driven midsize SUV but also a comfort-driven and tech-rich vehicle as well.