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2022 SLE Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $34,800
2022 SLE All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,100
2022 SLT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,100
2022 SLT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,100
2022 AT4 All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,400
2022 Denali Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,600
2022 Denali All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,600


What's New

The 2022 GMC Acadia arrives with minor changes. The most noteworthy change is the addition of Pro Safety Plus, which is the brand’s suite of advanced safety features, as standard equipment. The SUV’s lineup has been simplified, as the SL trim and the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine have been dropped.

The addition of more standard safety features is a nice touch, but the Acadia still languishes close to the bottom of the pack for the class. It has a tight third row, a cabin that can’t match its rivals, and a below-average towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.

Choosing Your GMC Acadia

The 2022 Acadia’s lineup is smaller than before. The SUV is available in four trims: SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Pricing for the SLE starts at $35,995 (with destination), while the Denali is priced at $47,300.

Engine Choices

GMC offers two different engines with the Acadia. The SLE and SLT come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as standard. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is available on the SLT and Denali trims for $495 and is standard on the AT4.

Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and come with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available with both engines for an extra $2,300 with the SLE and $2,000 on the SLT and Denali trims. The AT4 comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder228 hp258 lb-ft1,500 pounds25 mpg (FWD)/24 mpg (AWD)
3.6L V6310 hp271 lb-ft4,000 pounds22 mpg (FWD)/21 mpg (AWD)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

GMC offers the Acadia with various seating arrangements that include six- and seven-passenger layouts. All Acadia models come with six seats as standard, but can be equipped with an additional seat as a no-cost option.

For a midsize SUV, the Acadia has less cargo space than the majority of its competitors. The SUV has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 41.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and a total of 79 cubic feet of cargo space.

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Safety Features

Every Acadia now comes with GMC’s Pro Safety Plus suite as standard. The bundle includes automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and rear cross traffic alert.

The SLT is available with the Technology Package that brings a head-up display and a surround-view camera for $1,000. The range-topping Denali is available with the Denali Technology Package that costs $1,795. It brings the same features as the Technology Package but adds adaptive cruise control and enhanced automatic emergency braking.


Every Acadia comes with an 8-inch touchscreen with a comprehensive list of features. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, wi-fi hot spot, and five USB ports are included.

Navigation and an eight-speaker Bose audio system are included with the available Infotainment Package that costs $995. These features are standard on the SLT trim.

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Acadia SLE — MSRP From $35,995

The SLE comes well equipped with standard features that include cloth upholstery, four-way manually adjustable front seats, keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Exterior standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, and heated exterior mirrors.

The available Driver Convenience Package adds remote start, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a hands-free liftgate. The package costs $1,750.

The Elevation Edition costs $1,495 and updates the Acadia’s design with 20-inch black wheels, a black grille, black roof rails, and black exterior trim pieces.

Acadia SLT — MSRP From $40,295

The SLT adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, a hands-free liftgate, LED fog lights, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather upholstery.

The Preferred Package is priced at $995 and brings ventilated front seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, auto-dimming mirrors, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Acadia AT4 — MSRP From $42,595

For consumers planning to do some light off-roading, the AT4 is the standout trim in the lineup. It comes with the more powerful V6 engine and all-wheel drive as standard. Other standard features include all-terrain tires, 17-inch black wheels, special badges, black exterior pieces, and a hands-free liftgate.

The AT4 shares a lot of the same optional packages as lower trims.

Acadia Denali — MSRP From $47,300

Sitting at the top of the Acadia range as the most upscale choice, the Denali adds quite a few high-end features. Perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a wireless smartphone charger, heated exterior mirrors, a head-up display, and 20-inch wheels are all included as standard equipment.

The Denali Ultimate Package that costs $3,845 raises the bar. It brings a two-panel sunroof, adaptive suspension (on models with all-wheel drive), and a rear camera mirror.

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CarsDirect Tip

With the turbo four-cylinder engine now standard, going with one of the lower trims is a better decision than before. The SLT trim continues to be the sweet spot in the lineup, coming with standard features that one would expect to see from a luxury SUV.

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Expert Review

  • Rugged-looking body
  • Potent engine options
  • Sharp AT4 and Denali models
  • Gets pricey quickly
  • Ho-hum interior design
  • Adaptive cruise control limited to Denali
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Rugged-looking SUV that’s lacking on the inside. The GMC Acadia received a significant redesign in 2017 and remained mostly the same until the 2022 model. This year, the midsize crossover drops the wheezy base four-cylinder, leaving it with a potent turbo four-pot and a capable 3.6-liter V6.

While the 2022 GMC Acadia looks like a rugged SUV, the cabin tells a different story. Find out below if the Acadia’s sharp exterior and potent engines are enough to overcome its interior shortcomings.

Good-looking exterior but blah on the inside. The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade win the overall contest for a rugged look, but the GMC Acadia is no slouch with its upright nose, blocky glasshouse, chiseled body lines, and large chrome grille. You get a nice visual upgrade if you spend up to the AT4 or Denali models, but the price inflates quickly.

For all its ruggedness on the outside, the 2022 Acadia’s cabin is surprisingly blah. Its rounded dash, matte metallic accents, and soft features contrast the body – not in a good way. With the Palisade, Telluride, Grand Cherokee, and others boasting sharp interiors, it’s hard to find anything overly nice to say about this GMC’s interior design.

The interior does reel us in a bit with its standard eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, matching most others in its class.

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Good ride and performance, but that shifter. GMC axed the base naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, leaving the Acadia with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot that delivers 228 horsepower. This is plenty for the average driver to get around with and delivers excellent straight-line performance, but it lags behind the swath of standard V6 engines in its class. Plus, the Explorer’s standard four-pot delivers a healthier 300 hp.

Moving to the 3.6-liter V6 bumps the power to 310 hp, putting the Acadia well about every V6 in the class. Plus, with its 4,000-pound towing capacity, you can reconsider that Camper you were debating.

This power flows through a slick nine-speed automatic transmission and out the front or all four wheels. Unfortunately, controlling this shifter isn’t nearly as slick as this push-button unit is overly cumbersome.

Buyers seeking standard V6 power can get this in the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Toyota Highlander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and more.

Nice standard safety gear, but adaptive cruise is limited to top trim. The 2022 GMC Acadia has great standard safety gear, including automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors. This puts it nearly on par with its competitors, except it lacks standard adaptive cruise control. The oddest part is, you can only get adaptive cruise on the pricey Denali trim.

Buyers looking for the full suite of safety gear standards can look to the Toyota Highlander, which includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and lane departure warnings. The Hyundai Palisade has an equally long list of safety gear, including standard automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control.

Final thoughts. Want a crossover that actually looks and performs somewhat like an SUV? The 2022 GMC Acadia may be a great pick for you. It boasts an upright design, potent engine options, and decent towing abilities.

However, it’s not as sharp inside or out as the Telluride, Palisade, and Grand Cherokee. The Acadia also has a strange features gap that limits automatic emergency braking to the range-topping to the Denali model.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
9-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
6 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 228 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
79.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
144 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
193.4 "
Exterior Width
75.4 "
Exterior Height
66.7 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.6 "
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
39.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,155 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
6 / 7
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-40 Bucket / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Gmc Infotainment System Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Gmc Infotainment System Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
6 / 8 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear Park Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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