2022 GMC Acadia Overview – The News Wheel

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Front view from the side of GMC Acadia AT4 parked in wooded glade

A medium-sized SUV that is both premium and practical, the 2022 GMC Acadia is designed for comfortable and convenient family transport. Acadia’s highlights include a standard package with advanced safety features, available off-road driving options and a spacious interior with seating for up to seven. For 2022, Acadia is available in four models: SLE, SLT, AT4 and Denali.

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Side view from the front of GMC Acadia Denali driving up a dusty desert road


The 2022 GMC Acadia range offers a couple of robust engine options. The SLE and SLT models get a 2.0-liter inline-four that delivers 228 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque and up to 3,500 pounds of traction. The AT4 and Denali are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that provides 310 horsepower, 271 lb-ft of torque and 4,000 pounds max towing. Both of these engines are connected to an electronically controlled nine-speed automatic transmission.

For optimal handling under a variety of conditions, all Acadia models come with several selectable driving modes. FWD models offer the Normal, Snow, Sport and Trailer / Tow settings, while AWD models have 4 × 4, 2 × 4, Sport, Off-Road and Trailer / Tow modes. AT4 adds terrain systems such as Active Torque Control AWD, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control.

Side view of parked GMC Acadia Denali with mountains in the background

Exterior design

The 2022 Acadia demonstrates high-end styling at all equipment levels. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, GMC’s signature C-shaped LEDs and heated mirrors with integrated turn signals. Add the Elevation Edition package for a scary look that includes 20-inch black wheels, a black grille and many other dark exterior details. AT4 also has a black style, while Denali presents an exclusive chrome grill design and chrome accents.

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GMC Acadia Denali steering wheel, dashboard and console

Interior details

Inside the 2022 Acadia you will find three rows with six standard or seven available seats. Both rear rows fold flat to open up to 79 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Standard interior details include premium fabric seats, Active Noise Cancellation technology, three-zone automatic climate control and USB charging ports for each row. Upgrades include heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable front seats; leather chairs; and amenities such as an automatically heated steering wheel and an automatic dimming rearview mirror.

Apple CarPlay on GMC Acadia Denali touch screen

Security and infotainment technology

2022 Acadia provides connection via an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system. Standard features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, voice dialing, Wi-Fi hotspot features and Amazon Alexa voice assistance. Built-in navigation is available on all trim.

The GMC Pro Safety Plus package comes standard on all Acadia models, and brings together nine advanced driver assistance technologies that help improve visibility and prevent crashes. These include Park Assist Front and Rear, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Tracking Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, IntelliBeam auto high beam, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking.

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