2020 GMC Acadia

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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2020 GMC Acadia trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2020 GMC Acadia review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Perfect size for our family and garage

This car is the perfect size for our family of 4 and can accommodate 2 additional passengers if needed. Love all of the safety options and AWD. Had to park an Enclave at an angle to fit our smaller garage so this length is perfect. No issues and gets 20+mpg city 28 hwy.

5.0

Excellent performance

Plenty of cargo space with third seat which folds down. Performed well and was comfortable. Also, there is enough room for six adults when you need it.

3.6

I've had better

Love the look. The ride, it has a nice ride but still a lot of wind noise. I've had 2 Mazda CX5 Grand Touring SUVs. As far as options and pluses go, the Mazda far outweighs the Acadia. The Acadia is bigger, nice. Again, ride is better. But the Acadia being at least $12k more, lacks what a more expensive car should have. Why don't the daytime running and fog lights stay on? You have to turn them on every time you start the car. Why do you always have to turn the seat heater and steering wheel heat on? If you have the key fob with you, you should be able to set your locks to automatically lock as you walk away. Rain sensing wipers should be a must. There are several other things that they fail to have for an SUV in this price range. Below the question is, if I would recommend the Acadia to a friend. I wish there was a maybe response instead of just yes or no. I can't really answer the question of reliability, that's the reason for the answer I gave. I've only had it for a little more than 3 months.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
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
Yes
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