2019 GMC Acadia: Black Edition, Colors, Arrival

The newest 2019 GMC Acadia is set to arrive this summer and it will most likely be a carryover. However, the upcoming Acadia should offer the new Black Edition version which will bring upgrades in the exterior styling.

2019 GMC Acadia engines and performances

Under the hood of the 2019 GMC Acadia will be placed two engines which are also found in the current model. So, the base is a 2.5-liter inline-4 which is able to generate 194 horses and 190 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a choice of front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. The engine works with a 6-speed automatic transmission and comes with Start/Stop technology. The front-wheel drive variant is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Connected to all-wheel drive layout, it is estimated to be 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. This engine is available in the base FWD SL model and SLE and SLT trim levels.

2019 GMC Acadia

The next option is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which has the output of 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also coupled to a six-speed automatic and RDW and AWD configurations. With FWD, this engine gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. This engine is standard in the SLT and Denali trim levels while it is optional in the SLE and SLT models. it is able to tow up to 4,000 pounds.

Exterior Design

The 2019 GMC Acadia will continue with the same masculine and boxy design. The front end is dominated by the black grille with chrome details while the rear end features large taillights and also lots of chrome. The Denali model will get unique lighting treatments and 20-inch alloy wheels. The All-Terrain package will give it more rugged appearance with black chrome accents and dark 18-inch or 20-inch wheels. Furthermore, there will be two new exterior colors and those are Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic.

2019 GMC Acadia side

On the other hand, the 2019 GMC Acadia will now be offered with the new Black Edition. This new black edition will add more dark inserts on the grille and black surround, and blacked out roof rails and 20-inch aluminum wheels. The Black Edition will be offered on the SLT trim levels only and will give it bolder and more attractive appearance. However, it won’t bring any changes inside the cabin.

Design of the interior

The 2019 GMC Acadia’s interior is spacious and fitted with three rows of seats. It can carry up to seven passengers; two in the front, three in the second, and two in the third row. And most of the trim levels are offered with dual’ captain chairs for the second row which reduces the seating for up to six occupants. The front seats are very comfortable and adjustable. The access to the second row is easy while the third row will be best for kids. The Acadia offers the cargo space of 12.8 cubic feet. However, with the seats folded down, there is a room of 79 cubic feet. The dashboard is equipped with the standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The larger 8.0-inch screen is standard on the higher trim levels.

2019 GMC Acadia cabin

Equipment and safety of the 2019 GMC Acadia

The 2019 GMC Acadia can be ordered in following trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali models. The base SL comes standard with three-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, five USB ports, a four-way manual driver’s seat, and a 7.0-inch screen.

The SLE trim level will add satellite radio, an 8-way power driver’s seat, floor mats, heated front seats, remote start, and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. The options will include the new All Terrain package which adds upgrades in exterior styling and an off-road mode for the AWD. As well, this package doesn’t include the third row and then Acadia can welcome up to five passengers. This package will also be offered in the SLT model and adds larger 20-inch alloys.

Furthermore, the SLT trim will include Bose audio system, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SLT-2 version will come with front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, and so on.

In the range-topping Denali trim you will also find adaptive cruise control, active lane control, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlights. Speaking of the safety, all the models are equipped with seven airbags, stability control, a rearview camera, and anti-lock brakes.

2019 GMC Acadia rear

Release date and price

The 2019 GMC Acadia should arrive later this year, most likely this summer. The price should stay close to the current. It starts at $30,000 while the Denali is estimated to be around $46,000.

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