Grand Denali

Designed to take your adventure to all new heights, the 2022 GMC Acadia is the perfect balance between rugged and luxurious. With four trim levels, SLE, SLT, AT4 and Denali, there are more than enough options to go around. The midsize SUV comes standard with a range of features that make GMC such a popular name in SUVs. But if you decide to level up for the ultimate driving experience, check it out 2022 GMC Acadia Denali.

When it comes to Denali, Acadia puts on its game face. The 3-row, 6-7 seater is far from what you would expect from a mid-size SUV. With 4-wheel drive options plus an impressive V6 engine, drivers get a powerful yet smooth experience. The handsome appearance of the exterior combined with the refined interior make driving the Denali a luxury experience every time you get behind the wheel.

The well-rounded SUV delivers enough power and performance to get you through your busy day and into relaxing nights. So if you’re looking for something that checks all your boxes when it comes to style, value and durability, you might find that the Acadia Denali is just what you’ve been looking for.

Performance wise

Drivers will notice a difference immediately when they choose from the standard Acadia to the Denali, the vehicle’s highest trim package. Not only does the Denali have a whole host of extras to inspire your daily drive, but the 3.6-L V6 engine producing 310 horsepower plus 271 lb-ft of torque makes an unforgettable first impression. Drivers will also enjoy having a towing capacity of up to 4,000 lbs at their disposal.

Drivers can switch from standard front-wheel drive to four-wheel drive with Active Torque for increased off-road performance. Or choose the available Adaptive Ride Control that uses Continuous Damping Control. This allows your Acadia to adapt to the road ahead – literally. Every two milliseconds, the system is updated to ensure that you and your passengers have a smooth journey every trip.

Denali also doesn’t back down when it comes to hilly or steep terrain. Hill Descent Control plus Hill Assist Start are available for the Denali if drivers choose. While Hill Descent Control helps deliver a smooth ride when you’re heading downhill, Hill Assist Start can hold the brake as you switch from one pedal to another, keeping your Acadia in place – even on steep terrain. No more rolling backwards.

For those in need of a trailer, the Acadia Denali has your back with a Hitch Guide option with Hitch View. This available system helps take some of the stress out of towing and hauling with a rearview camera that displays a guideline that makes hooking up your trailer easier than ever. And when you’re on the road, use the camera to check your trailer to make sure everything is where it should be.

When faced with changing terrain, the Denali is more than prepared. The Traction Select system gives drivers a boost of confidence when they need it most. Those with front-wheel drive will have the option of choosing between Normal, Snow, Sport or Trailer/Tow modes. If you choose four-wheel drive, options can range from front- or all-wheel drive, as well as Sport, Off-Road or Trailer/Tow. The flexibility that the Acadia Denali offers makes this mid-size SUV a great choice for those who might spend their weekends on the highway, but definitely like to get lost in nature when the weekend rolls around.

Interior and technology

The interior of the Acadia Denali is as refined as the performance is robust. Riders should have no problem settling in for their next ride. Conveniently placed controls and technology make driving the Denali feel like second nature.

The cabin space provides plenty of room for driver, passengers and whatever cargo you need to take with you. One feature sure to help families is the second-row Smart Slide seat and peak seat. These two features provide easy access to the third row, even in the case of a child car seat in the second row. The seat folds and tilts slightly forward so that others can get in or out without having to remove the car seat. Add to that third-row split seats and second-row seats that all fold flat so you can use the Acadia Denalis’ maximum 79.0 cu.ft. of cargo space.

Denali was designed to create a place for everything. Plenty of clever storage such as a second row box in the center console ensures that passengers have all the space they need. Additionally, the large center console allows drivers to optimize every inch of their travel so that no space is wasted.

While the versatile Denali offers plenty to make your day a little better, it’s the extra features that really make this trim level stand out. Advanced Temperature Control uses three-zone climate controls to keep drivers and all their passengers comfortable no matter where they sit. The standard leather-wrapped heated steering wheel also features conveniently mounted buttons that allow the driver to adjust the audio or make and receive phone calls without taking their hands off the wheel. The details that the Denali model has, like real ash accents and embroidered headrests in the front seats, give drivers the refinement and luxury they want without the hefty price tag. Overall, the Acadia Denali is a win-win for drivers.

One of the great things about the Denali trim package is that all the luxury is carried over to the latest and greatest technology. This includes a colored Heads-Up Display that projects information such as speed, fuel levels, sound levels and more directly onto the windscreen. The 8-inch GMC Infotainment System helps keep things connected and lets you answer calls or listen to messages hands-free while driving. The option to connect your smartphone to either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto means drivers can grab their playlists, access GPS directions and stay up-to-date on road conditions.

For busy drivers who don’t have time to shop or need to pick up something at the last minute, Amazon Alexa is available to help. With Amazon Alexa, drivers can shop and listen to your favorite audiobooks, buy something in their Amazon shopping cart, or even connect with compatible devices at home. Staying busy has never been so easy.

Sunroof shown in a 2022 GMC Acadia Denali.

Safety first

With its enhanced performance features and sleek, modern interior, you can be sure that the Denali comes packed with a whole list of great safety features thanks to GMC’s Pro Safety Plus. Pro Safety Plus takes safety to a whole new level and is standard on all GMC vehicles.

A range of features help drivers keep track of what’s going on around them. Front Pedestrian Braking warns the driver of a possible collision with a crossing pedestrian and sends a warning to the driver. Your Acadia can even brake automatically as a preventative measure. Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking works in much the same way as Front Pedestrian Braking. If the system detects a potential frontal collision, the system sends a warning to drivers and then applies the brakes slowly and evenly to try to reduce the collision.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert helps reduce stress when backing out of a parking space or driveway and can’t see oncoming traffic. The system warns drivers of approaching traffic from the left or right so drivers can react accordingly. Meanwhile, Rear Park Assist helps make backing up easy. The system can detect objects behind you that you might not otherwise be aware of, preventing rear-end collisions.

Denali looks for drivers with Lane Change Alert with Blind Side Zone Alert. Both systems act as a second set of eyes, keeping drivers alert to vehicles in their blind spot or coming up behind them, making it safer to drive and change lanes in congested traffic. Lane Keep Assist with a Lane Departure Warning keeps an eye on the driver’s movements; if they start drifting from their lane, the system warns them and can even inform drivers that it’s time for a break if they feel tired.

If you have a teenage driver on the road, Denali is there when you’re not. Standard Teen Driver helps young drivers develop safe habits behind the wheel by allowing parents to set limits such as sound volume and speed levels so their teen stays focused on the road and not on the radio. The in-vehicle report card lets parents know how their teen is doing and what areas need improvement.

The very best

Inside and out, the Acadia Denali never fails to impress. Whether you choose its standard features or choose to customize your SUV to fit your off-road lifestyle, the Denali is ready for it. The SUV is nothing if not flexible where and when it matters. With tons of storage and cargo space, plus all the power you need to handle your toughest jobs, it’s no wonder Denali is considered the ultimate Acadia trim. So if you’re looking for something a little smaller than a Yukon but bigger than the terrain, you may finally meet your match in the 2022 Acadia Denali.

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