It all starts with the redesigned Sport Utility Vehicle size – a full 10.6 inches (269 mm) over the previous model, with a 3.2-inch extended height (81 mm). This extra room offers enough space for seven- or eight-passenger seating (depending on the selected trim level).
Naturally, the additional volume comes with the benefit of a superior cargo-carrying capability: the space behind the third row of seats is increased nearly two-fold (80%, to be exact). At the same time, the 2024 GMC Acadia is 36% more spacious behind the second line of seats (taking the current generation as a reference).
The eight-speed gearbox replaces the older transmission (a nine-speeder) on all trim levels (and all-wheel drive will be available for order on every Acadia version). The AT4 will get an exclusive Active Torque Control AWD system for greater off-roading capability.
With the proper equipment, a 2024 Acadia will tow 5,000 lbs of trailer behind it, backed by the Super Cruise driver assistance. This last feature makes the new SUV the company’s fifth model to sport this self-driving system. The hands-free ADAS will be available on Elevation Premium, AT4, and Denali, offering trailering assist or automatic lane-change assist, among other options.
The high-tech 2024 Acadia packs up to nine cameras - Rear, Front, Front Top Down, Rear Top Down, Front Side, Rear Side, HD Surround Vision, Hitch, and Rear Camera View mirror. For added safety for its occupants, the new GMC SUV carries more advanced safety features as standard than its precursors.
Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian and Bicycle Braking, IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, Rear Park Assist, Safety Alert Seat, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Buckle to Drive, and Intersection Automatic Emergency Braking are just a few (see the attached document at the bottom of the story for the complete list).
The hydraulically controlled rebound of the off-road-tuned suspension and the AT4-exclusive Active Torque Control all-wheel-drive system with twin-clutch rear differentials optimize traction in less-than-friendly scenarios.
Among the selectable drive modes, Terrain and Hill Descent Control are primarily intended for off-road use. And, in case the going gets abnormally rough, the AT4 brings front-fascia red tow hooks and integrated skid plates.
For a smooth and lavish ride with a view, the optional pillar-to-pillar panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, and available second-row outboard heated seats are some of the selections for the Denali.
The active noise-canceling technology doubles the standard 12-speaker Bose audio system (with an option for 16 separate speakers on Acadia Denali models). The new GMC Acadia will enter production at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Michigan. It should begin to roll out in early 2024 (granted that the UAW doesn’t brick manufacturing). Pricing and other details about the newly announced SUV will be disclosed when the vehicle nears production.