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2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Acadia

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$29,800 — $48,300 MSRP
5-7 Seats
21-24 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior quality of Denali
  • Quiet interior
  • Smooth ride
  • Cargo room behind second row
  • USB ports in all three rows

The Bad

  • Very limited cargo room behind third row
  • Third row sits too low
  • Third-row access
  • Smart Slide seat for rear access only on one side
2020 GMC Acadia exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 GMC Acadia
  • Updated styling, new AT4 version
  • Newly available turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Newly standard nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Mid-size SUV with seating for five, six or seven
  • V-6 power available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

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2020 GMC Acadia Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 GMC Acadia?

The GMC Acadia is a mid-size SUV that can seat up to seven. It runs on a standard 193-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 310-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is also available, along with a new 230-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Nissan Murano.

What’s New on the 2020 GMC Acadia?

A new look for the front end includes standard LED lighting and a restyled grille and bumper. A new AT4 trim gets an off-road-oriented design with a black-chrome grille and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. An available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine joins the lineup, and all the Acadia’s available engines now work with a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Other changes include a new center console with more storage, an electronic shifter, and an updated multimedia system with improved voice recognition, a higher-resolution 8-inch touchscreen and a simpler interface.

What Features in the 2020 GMC Acadia Are Most Important?

USB ports in all three rows of seats will help your family keep all their gadgets charged while on the go. The touchscreen multimedia system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and GM’s Teen Driver monitoring system is standard.

2020 GMC Acadia Vs. 2020 Honda Pilot: How Do They Compare?

Both the Acadia and Pilot are spacious and comfortable SUVs with plenty of safety and convenience features. Both offer a third row, but the cushions in both those rows are low and space is limited. The Acadia has a USB port in the rear, something the Pilot does not. The Acadia’s multimedia system is easier to use than the Pilot’s, but the Honda has more interior storage space.

Should I Buy the 2020 GMC Acadia?

If you’ve got a big family with a lot of devices to keep charged on long trips and you’re looking for an SUV to deliver a quiet, comfortable driving experience, the Acadia could be a good choice for you. But if your family has a lot of stuff to lug around, the Acadia’s limited cargo space behind the third row could be an issue.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

51 reviews — Read All reviews
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Very comfortable with great features.

by Sooner Ken from Norman, Ok. on September 14, 2020

Car handles very well even on bumpy roads and has great features. Easy to change lanes with safety features. Stylish body design and easy to park. Read full review


Surprising comfort in a SUV

by JudyW from Slidell La on September 14, 2020

This car met my need for power seats, driver and passenger. The safety features were also an important option for me. Dual control temperature is great. Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2020 GMC Acadia currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 GMC Acadia SL

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2020 Acadia Stories

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Acadia received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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