Redesigned 2024 GMC Acadia costs at least $5,800 more

The redesigned GMC Acadia SUV enters the 2024 model year longer, larger, wider, taller, and with a correspondingly large price hike of at least $5,800. The new three-row crossover SUV will start at $42,600, based on a dealer order guide first reported by CarsDirect on Wednesday.

GMC would not confirm the price increase, signaling the official prices will be released in the coming weeks, if not days.

The 2023 GMC Acadia costs $36,800, or $38,185 including a destination fee of $1,395. It appears CarsDirect did not factor in the destination fee, so prices listed below exclude it. 

GMC reshuffled the trim levels, so Acadia shoppers are getting more standard features baked into the price hike. Last year’s Elevation package on the base SLE trim now replaces both the SLE and SLT trims. The well-equipped 2023 SLT cost $41,100, so the price hike is more like $1,500 for similar content. The 2024 GMC Acadia is also offered in AT4 and Denali trims.  

Every 2024 Acadia comes with an 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster and 15.0-inch touchscreen run by Google built-in for the infotainment software. It pairs with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto. Standard convenience features include heated front seats with power adjustments, a heated steering wheel, remote start, a satellite radio trial, two USB ports in each row, and a power tailgate. 

2024 GMC Acadia

2024 GMC Acadia

2024 GMC Acadia

2024 GMC Acadia Denali

There’s more standard driver-assist systems for 2024, as well, including automatic emergency braking front and rear with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and a rear-seat reminder.

There’s more of the Acadia in general. It stretches 10.6 inches longer, grows 3.2 inches taller, spreads wider, and rides on a wheelbase that’s 8.4 inches longer than last year’s model. Seven seats are standard, but available second-row captain’s chairs would limit total occupancy to six people. 

Under the hood, it does more with less displacement. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 and 3.6-liter V-6 are no longer offered. Instead, a new 2.5-liter turbo-4 produces 328 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque, which is an improvement from the V-6’s 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. That boosts the tow rating from 4,000 pounds to 5,000 pounds. It may boost fuel economy. 

It pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is available on Elevation and Denali grades, but it’s standard on the AT4. The AT4 costs $50,000, which is an increase of $6,600. The AT4 rolls on 18-inch black wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler 265/65R all-terrain tires, and twin red tow hooks stud the lower grille over the steel skid plate. It has an off-road tuned suspension and an electronic twin-clutch rear axle that can decouple on the fly to save fuel while cruising, or in all-terrain mode it will move the 70/30 front-to-rear torque bias to an even 50/50 for greater traction. 

The 2024 Acadia Denali costs $54,300. 

The 2024 GMC Acadia is arriving in dealer lots soon, targeting the premium segment and priced like the 2024 Mazda CX-90, 2024 Lincoln Aviator, and the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

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