2023 GMC Acadia: Engine Options, Tech, and Features

The GMC Acadia is less heralded than other three-row midsize SUVs like the Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander. However, the Acadia is still a solid choice with its spacious and versatile cabin, user-friendly infotainment system, and truck-like design. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the 2023 GMC Acadia.

When will the 2023 GMC Acadia be available to buy?

Front angle view or red 2023 GMC Acadia, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 GMC Acadia is now available to build and price at GMC dealerships throughout the United States and in select international markets. The GMC Acadia is built at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. 

How much does the 2023 GMC Acadia cost?

According to GMC the starting price for the SLE trim is $36,500, while the SLT starts at $40,800, and the AT4 starts at $43,100 MSRP. Two Acadia packages are available, the Elevation and Denali Black Diamond Editions.

2023 Acadia specs: Engine options, gas mileage, and towing

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Buyers of the 2023 GMC Acadia have a choice of two engine options. The base-level turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the available 3.6-liter V-6 engine produces 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. All Acadia models feature a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

The Acadia can be equipped with either a standard front-wheel drive system or an optional all-wheel drive system. Also, the Denali and SLT trims offer an adaptive suspension. On the towing front, the Acadia can tow up to 4,000 pounds. Additionally, for efficiency, the SUV has an estimated gas mileage of up to 22 city/29 highway mpg.

Technology features in the 2023 Acadia

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 GMC Acadia, highlighting its release date and price
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Notable technology features offered for the 2023 GMC Acadia include the GMC infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Amazon Built-In capability. Also, the SUV offers various driving assistance technology features, such as lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and side blind zone alert.

What’s new for the 2023 Acadia?

The 2023 GMC Acadia is primarily a carryover model. However, it offers three new exterior paint color options: Volcanic Red Tintcoat, Sterling Metallic, and Ultra Blue Metallic. Also, the SLT, AT4, and Denali trims have a new wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.

What are the SUV competitors of the GMC Acadia?

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The SUV competitors of the GMC Acadia include the Kia Telluride, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Palisade, and Subaru Ascent.

For warranty coverage, the 2023 Acadia has the backing of a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

This article was updated on 7/27/2022.