2023 GMC Acadia Preview: No Bigger Changes Expected

2023 GMC Acadia

If we can trust the latest reports, the new generation of Acadia will arrive in 2024 and it will grow in size. Meanwhile, the current model will carry on in the same way, which clearly indicates that the 2023 GMC Acadia is about to come without more important updates. We expect to see a familiar layout, with a quite similar list of standard equipment. Of course, novelties in this aspect are always possible, while we wouldn’t be surprised if we see things like new color options either.

You may count on a crossover that still has a couple of good things to offer, despite the age. We like the ride quality, as well as the fuel economy with the base engine. Furthermore, the cabin offers a decent amount of space, while the infotainment system is super easy to use.

Considering that no bigger updates are about to come, we presume that the 2023 GMC Acadia will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.

2023 GMC Acadia

2023 GMC Acadia Redesign

The 2023 GMC Acadia will probably represent the final production year of the current generation and that’s why we don’t expect to see any notable changes. The overall layout is about to remain the same, as well as the rest of the vehicle. Practically, the best we could see is the addition of new color options but even that doesn’t sound particularly likely.

Of course, in 2023 Acadia will continue with two familiar special trim levels. One of them is the AT4, which comes with a couple of exclusive features, such as slightly revised suspension, retuned all-wheel-drive system, hill descent control etc. This model also comes with a couple of unique styling details. On the other hand, the Denali trim will continue as the most luxurious version of the SUV, which doesn’t just offer more standard equipment, but also come with a couple of exclusive styling details.


On the inside, the Acadia still has a couple of good things to offer. We particularly like the amount of space in the first two rows, which accommodate adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row is typically tight for the segment and accommodates kids only. The front seats are decently sized and offer a high level of comfort, while the driving position offers pretty good visibility in all directions.

2023 GMC Acadia Interior

However, things aren’t that great in terms of interior quality. Most of the cabin features low-rent materials, particularly hard plastics. Also, aesthetics aren’t particularly impressive, so we can’t say that the Acadia looks as upscale as some rivals, such as Honda Pilot or Subaru Ascent, for example.

The cargo area offers around 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, which is not great for the segment. However, the cargo area is quite expansive, as you may count on about 41.7 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total capacity goes around 79 cubic feet.


When it comes to standard and available equipment, we don’t expect to see any notable changes for the 2023 GMC Acadia. So, base models should come with things like tri-zone climate control, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, USB ports, Bluetooth, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, you can get goodies like navigation, wireless device charging, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, rear-seat entertainment system, dual-panel sunroof, remote start etc.

When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning etc.

2023 GMC Acadia Engines

Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2023 GMC Acadia will carry on in the same way, with two familiar engine options on the offer. Base models will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out 228 horsepower. Besides a decent amount of power, this version also features good fuel economy, which goes around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

More expensive versions will come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 310 horsepower and which offers notably better driving dynamics. However, this engine is also notably thirstier, as it returns around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job in general.

2023 GMC Acadia

2023 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price

We expect to see the 2023 GMC Acadia sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 35.000 dollars.

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