2022 GMC Acadia: Review, Trims, Specs, Price, New Interior Features, Exterior Design, and Specifications

With last year’s base SL trim dropped, the 2022 GMC Acadia lineup now comprises four trims: SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. The old naturally aspirated 193-hp base engine is no longer offered, so the base engine on all trims save for the AT4 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine can always be paired with either FWD or AWD. A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 hp is also available, but not on the base SLE. It’s the only engine option for the AT4. Regardless of the configuration, all models use a nine-speed automatic transmission. A six-seater layout with second-row captain’s chairs is used, but a seven-seater layout with a second-row bench is a no-cost option.

The base SLE trim runs on 18-inch alloy wheels and has LED headlights. Standard equipment includes four-way manually adjustable front seats, premium cloth upholstery, cruise control, three-zone climate control, a digital compass, keyless access and start, and a 4.2-inch driver-information display. There is an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen and the system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM, five USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system. Standard safety features include eight airbags, a backup camera, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a following distance indicator, and a teen driver system.

The SLT adds to these features LED fog lights, brushed aluminum roof rails, and a hands-free power liftgate. Inside, perforated leather upholstery, an eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a 120-volt power outlet, remote engine start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal home remote are added. The infotainment system is upgraded with standard navigation and a premium Bose eight-speaker audio system.

The AT4 gets different exterior detailing such as blacked out exterior styling accents and mirrors. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires to go with its adventure vibe. In terms of standard equipment, it mostly follows the SLT’s example, but without the leather upholstery, defaulting to the SLE premium cloth. It can only be had with the V6 engine and all-wheel drive.

The Denali is the flagship and on the outside, it’s distinguished by its 20-inch alloy wheels and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Inside, it has the SLT’s leather upholstery and also adds eight-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, an automatically heating steering wheel with electrical adjustment, an eight-inch digital driver-information display, a wireless phone charger, and a head-up display.

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