The updated version of this mid-size crossover has been presented recently, so we don’t expect to see bigger changes on the 2021 GMC Acadia. We presume it will carry on it the same way, adopting all the changes that this facelift is bringing. This primarily refers to the styling, as well as to a couple of mechanical tweaks. Other than that, things are about to remain pretty much the same. Expect to see this model sometime late in the next year.
- Powerful engines
- Good fuel economy
- Lower base price than rivals
- Upscale interior
- Tight third row
- Small cargo area
As we’ve mentioned, the 2021 GMC Acadia will come just a year after the facelift. Therefore, we don’t expect to see any notable changes. This model will continue to ride on a company’s familiar C1 platform and to feature all styling novelties that came with these updates. As you may presume, most of the changes are in terms of aesthetics.
The focus is on the front end, which gets a completely new layout. Compared to the pre-facelift version, the new one looks bolder and more muscular. You can easily notice that the inspiration has been taken from the company’s truck models. So, despite that this model rides on a unibody platform, it actually looks pretty truckish. Considering all the changes, the best we could see from the 2021 GMC Acadia are new color options.
The interior definitely won’t change. Simply, there is no reason for such thing, as the current model already features a pretty upscale cabin, one of the nicest in the segment. The dashboard looks very stylish, It features attractive design, fine materials and nice color schemes.
On the other side, we could see a couple of novelties in terms of standard tech and safety features. When it comes to the base layout, this is a three-row crossover, a family-oriented vehicle. Still, the third row is typically tight for the segment and definitely can’t accommodate adult passengers. If you need something more spacious, consider models like Chevy Traverse or Honda Pilot.
When it comes to the powertrain, one of the biggest novelties for the next year should be a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which should replace the current 6-speed gearbox. On the other side, the engine lineup is about to remain the same.
Base models will feature a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for 193 horsepower, which is more than enough for daily drive. Performance-oriented drivers can opt for a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which is good for pretty impressive 310 horsepower. Both engines are pretty good in terms of fuel economy.
You can count 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with its base engine and 18/25 mpg city/highway with the V6. These ratings should be even higher with the new transmission.
2021 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
The 2021 GMC Acadia should hit the market late in the next year, with the base price of around $29,000.