The upcoming 2019 GMC Acadia may not be as large or spacious as the first generation was, but this crossover SUV is a lot easier to maneuver and is a good fit in today’s car world. Handsome styling and excellent infotainment system are something GMC improved a lot. There is a room for up to five passengers.
But six and seven seats are optional, and that makes Acadia a great family vehicle. The forthcoming model is more sporty and more compact, and with the new optional engine and modern features as well. With some higher trims, the heated steering wheel is added and some new colors like Blue Steel Metallic are available.
2019 GMC Acadia Exterior and Colors
The main benefit of GMC Acadia is good maneuverability, especially in tight parking spots. It is a lot easier to fit it into garages. The styling is modern with some chrome embellishments. Compared to its rivals, Acadia is smaller and lower height is a huge advantage over them.
The audible alert is a new feature, and it will give you a sound warning when the tire pressure has reached a certain level during refilling. With higher trims, more chrome materials are available, and if you are looking for a more standard look, All Terrain model is giving you a more blacked-out feel. The base wheels size is 17 inches. The windows are somewhat larger than on the previous model. A power liftgate and a push-button start are coming as standard. This model will be also available with few color options. Some of them are Black Cherry Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, new Blue Steel Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Iridium Metallic, Mineral Metallic and White Frost Tricoat.
2019 GMC Acadia Interior
The space inside the cabin is all well and good, but some interior materials seem cheap, even on higher trims. GMC added six and seven-passenger seats for the upcoming model. Second-row legroom is great but a headroom is slightly smaller compared to some rivals. The third row could be better, but it is far from “tight”. Third-row seats are made mostly for kids, and that works just fine. However, adults may struggle in the back of the cabin, which is normal. The most of the controls are intuitive and are easy to reach. Black and white gauge cluster with the red needles looks beautiful. The interior will also get few colors choice. The Cocoa/Light Ash Gray, Cocoa/Shale, Dark Ash Gray/Light Ash Gray, Jet Black and also a popular Jet Black/Kalahari.
Higher trims feature a leather steering wheel and some aluminum materials. Basically, the interior is comfortable and very functional, there is just some work to be done, like fake-looking wood materials. 4G LTE connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio are just some of the technological features. We can add the rear seat reminder system, keyless entry/start, and tri-zone climate control to the list.
2019 GMC Acadia Denali Model
The most equipment model will be Denali. It offers new Bose sound system, the new upgraded infotainment system and beautiful panoramic sunroof. However, this one trim will also include Driver Alert Package. This package has a Lane Change Alert, Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist and Side Blind Zone Alert. There is one package that will be available with new Denali the Driver Alert Package II. This will add Pedestrian Detection and Forward Collision Alert with Low-Speed Automatic Braking.
The newest model also comes with plenty of safety for all passengers. The manufacturer has added features like Passenger Sensing System, driver side knee and head curtain side, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Rear Vision Camera, Teen Driver mode, Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert and much more. The current model in the US NHTSA crash test has an overall rating of five stars.
2019 GMC Acadia Engine Specs
Two engines are available for the approaching 2019 GMC Acadia. A 2.5-liter I-4 with 195hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, and optional 3.6-liter V6 with 312hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Both units come with the six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine fuel economy is 21/25mpg while optional V-6 is rated 18/25mpg. The top speed of the new 2019 GMC Acadia is 31 mph.
2019 GMC Acadia Towing Capacity
The GMC Acadia can tow up to 1,000 pounds. However, with the optional engine, the numbers are increased to a 4,000 pounds. Cargo capacity is 12.8 cubic feet with the third-row seats in place. There is also the new mode called drive model selector. This mode will include a dedicated Trailer and Tow mode.
2019 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
The 2019 GMC Acadia will cost $38,000. An AWD upgrade will increase that price to $2,000. Top trim, Acadia Denali with loaded AWD will cost $52,000. GMC Acadia will hit the markets in a one year time. The opponents that will lock horns with the new 2019 GMC Acadia are Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.