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Bigger, techier 2024 GMC Acadia revealed at NAIAS

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The 2024 GMC Acadia gets a complete redesign, and its impressive upright stance houses more space and a lot of interesting tech in a midsize package. Here are the most important things to know about this next-gen SUV.

The V-6 goes bye, bye

The change that will likely get the most attention is the departure of the V-6 from the Acadia lineup. The new and only powertrain option is a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque. If you’re counting numbers, that’s 18 more horsepower, and 60 more pound-feet than the outgoing V-6.

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2024 GMC Acadia gets bigger

When we say “bigger,” we’re not talking about an inch or two. Overall length increases by 10.6 inches, and height increases by 3 inches. The AT4 with its 1-inch lift increases by 4 inches. This translates into best-in-class front passenger legroom as well as a whopping 80% increase in cargo space behind the third row. You also now see underfloor storage in the back as well as a real-life spare tire under that.

There’s also more headroom and legroom in the third row. I climbed back there during a sneak peek, and I’ll say it feels fairly comfy though not entirely voluminous. There will certainly need to be some negotiation that happens between second- and third-row passengers to ensure optimal legroom for all.

It’s also worth noting there’s a three-seat bench standard in the base Elevation trim, with captain’s chairs available – and this is the only trim that gets the bench. Elevation Premium, AT4 and Denali are only available with captain’s chairs.

Super Cruising most trims

We have previously seen Super Cruise only on Denali and Denali Ultimate trims, but with the 2024 GMC Acadia, we see that hands-free tech available in Elevation Premium, AT4 and Denali trims. It’s the 2.0 system we’ve seen in the 2022 GMC Sierra, and it adds lane change assist as well as hands-free trailering capability.

The only trim it’s not available on: the base Elevation.

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Screen time

One of the biggest changes you’ll see on the interior is the massive screen on the center stack and the wide and vibrant digital gauge cluster, which are 15 and 11 inches respectively. In a novel twist for GMC, the center screen is vertical rather than horizontal.

I had a little time to tap around on the screen, and one of the more interesting features is the ability to configure the screen as a full-screen or split into three “apps” with a horizontal space on the top with two squares below. You can edit the spaces, then to customize which app goes where.

Oh, and don’t worry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available on the 2024 GMC Acadia.

Along with the larger screen, you’ll also see nine available camera views, which will take up the whole center screen.

No pricing yet

Unfortunately, GMC didn’t give any inkling of pricing for this new-and-improved model. However, if you look at the current pricing, the SLE with the base turbo 4 engine and front-wheel drive starts at $38,195, including destination fees. It’s safe to assume the price will increase – especially with more standard safety features and bigger screens – but hopefully only by a couple thousand dollars. Expect the base price to top $40k, but not by much.

The 2024 GMC Acadia will be available early next year, so you can expect pricing to be announced in Q1 (January to March) of 2024.

The bottom line

Though we haven’t had the chance to drive the 2024 GMC Acadia, it looks much nicer – inside and out – than the outgoing model. With the large screens and new tech, it seems like it will be an impressive – and more luxurious option – amid the midsize SUV crowd.

We’ll share more details as we have them. Until then, photos. Oh, and be sure to check out our first-look walk around video.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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