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GMC’s Acadia Covers Greater Luxury Territory for 2024

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For GMC, a brand that associated itself with work-grade trucks and vans, the 2007-model year introduction of the three-row passenger crossover vehicle named the Acadia was a watershed moment. The GMC Acadia’s dedicated intent to target the upscale family market was course change contrasting the company’s work-grade product lineup. As part of the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the third generation refinement for the model features an enlarged, roomier, and more evolved character.

The 2024 model year GMC Acadia is granted a considerably larger space to package in modern ergonomic improvements and luxuries. Wearing a front end appearance sporting GMC’s prominent C-shaped light blade daytime running lights, the new Acadia’s overall appearance maintains a civilized yet capable demeanour. At the side of this third generation GMC Acadia, a minor design departure from previous iterations of the vehicle is the absence of a body-colour matching roof pillar behind the rear passenger doors. Measuring roughly 204 inches in total length (a 10.6-inch elongation compared to the outgoing model), the 2024 Acadia also stands 3.2 inches taller than its predecessor. 

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The increased exterior dimensions are being accredited to more generous interior accommodations inside the crossover vehicle. With seven and eight passenger configurations available, the 2024 GMC Acadia is advertised to present greater front-row leg room and more cabin space. Behind the second seating row is said to be more than 36 percent larger than the previous Acadia. It is behind the third row of seating where the 2024 Acadia’s increased size makes the biggest difference. Storage space behind the third row passenger seat is advertised as almost 80 percent greater than the second generation version of the crossover vehicle. With the high-trimmed Acadia Denali model, cargo management is aided by standard one-touch folding second-row seats and power-folding third row seating.

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As an upscale family crossover vehicle, the newest Acadia will include a host of amenities. Standard on all 2024 GMC Acadia models is a high-tech dash panel incorporating a 11-inch driver information center and a 15-inch infotainment system display arranged in a portrait layout. An enhanced level of occupant safety is also included with adaptive cruise control, speed limit assist, traffic sign recognition and a high resolution rear camera among the equipment. As many as nine camera views are available on the 2024 Acadia as is General Motors’ Super Cruise system capable of allowing hands-free driving assistance on select roads in the United States and Canada. Offered on higher trimmed versions of the GMC crossover vehicle, this Super Cruise system will incorporate trailering assist as well as automatic lane-change capabilities.  

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For 2024, the GMC Acadia will no longer offer a six-cylinder engine option as a premium powerplant. However, an all-new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant supplies higher base performance across the third generation Acadia’s trim line. Generating 328 horsepower, the engine is 100 horsepower stronger than the 2023 Acadia’s turbocharged four-cylinder and 18 horsepower more robust than its 3.6-liter V-6 power unit. The 2024 GMC Acadia’s 326 lb-ft of torque insures more capable hauling with maximum towing capacity stated to be 5,000 pounds (25 percent greater than what the 2023 Acadia could achieve with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine). An eight-speed automatic transmission will be mated to the new turbocharged 2.5-liter powerplant while all-wheel drive is optional on all trim levels. 

Standing tall in the 2024 GMC Acadia’s trim lineup will be the off-road oriented AT4 and the high luxury Denali models. An Active Torque Control all-wheel drive system paired with twin-clutch rear differentials is exclusive to the new Acadia AT4 model that will also include off-road tailored selectable driving modes such as Hill Descent Control. The AT4 will also feature a one-inch taller ride height, wider track, off-road tuned suspension, 18-inch all-terrain tires and a front end styled with red tow hooks and integrated skid plates. The most extravagant version of GMC’s third generation crossover vehicle, 2024 Acadia Denali gains unique trim features as well as a signature grille. Available features on the Denali include 22-inch machined aluminum wheels and a panoramic pillar-to-pillar sunroof. A Bose premium sound system with active noise cancelling comes with 12 speakers as standard equipment and can be optioned to house 16 speakers.   

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The enlarged 2024 GMC Acadia is a reversal of the crossover vehicle’s last major revamp. When the second generation Acadia was developed for 2017 GMC elected to downsize the model’s original dimension choosing to promote weight-savings accomplished with the smaller size.  

The 2024 GMC Acadia will be produced at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly facility starting early next year. 


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