The 2019 GMC Acadia could receive some minor tweaks. Considering that the famous crossover is still pretty fresh, this seems very likely. The original version of this crossover came in 2007. After a full decade of production, we finally saw the second generation last year. It came with many significant improvements. If we presume that the new model will also have such long production cycle, it is easy to make a conclusion that 2019 Acadia definitely won’t come with some important changes.
This mid-size crossover is very fresh in pretty much all aspects. It just came with a completely new design, both in mechanical and visual aspect. So, we could see only minor changes. This means some not so important tweaks, like new color options and something like that. Eventually, there is no need for some earlier launch, so expect the next-year model to arrive in late 2018.
2019 GMC Acadia came without bigger changes
With a fresh design from last year, 2019 GMC Acadia will continue without bigger changes. After a full decade, the company finally launch a new model and there are numerous improvements. Compared to the original model, you can notice a far more stylish look. Also, it comes with completely new mechanics, riding on the new C1 platform. This architecture is currently in use for various common crossovers from GM. Those are models like Cadillac XT5, Chevrolet Traverse, and Buick Enclave. With the new platform, all these crossovers feature much better driving characteristics. Considering these recent changes, 2019 GMC Acadia could receive only minor novelties. Most likely, those will be aesthetical. So, expect to see some additional exterior color option, as well as some new color scheme inside. Few additional standard features are possible as well.
2019 GMC Acadia trim levels
Speaking of trim levels, things will also remain pretty much the same. The base SL comes well-equipped. Some of the highlights are 7-inch touchscreen, tri-zone automatic climate control, smartphone integration, heated mirrors, rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system. The next one is SLE-1, which adds LED lights and satellite radio. The SLE-2 adds much more. There are standard features like 18-inch wheels, foglights, a power liftgate with programmable height stops, roof rails, remote engine start, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and heated front seats. The SLT-1 includes leather upholstery, Bose audio system, power-adjustable front seats, as well as numerous advanced safety systems.
On the other side, SLT-2 comes with lane departure warning and mitigation, forward collision warning, automatic high beams, front parking sensors etc. Finally, there’s the famous Denali trim, which includes not only a full load of equipment but various visual improvements as well.
2019 GMC Acadia engines ( base and optional )
For the 2019 GMC Acadia, there will be two engines in the offer. The base model will feature a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque.
However, an optional V6 is a much better choice for this crossover. A 3.6-liter V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. With such impressive power, it is no wonder that this large crossover needs only 6.3 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. Still, if you prefer fuel economy over power, stick to the base model.
When it comes to the transmission, both engines come with the same 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 GMC Acadia release date and price
The 2019 GMC Acadia will come by the end of the year. We don’t expect changes in price, so base models should be available already at 30.000 dollars, roughly.