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2024 GMC Acadia Debuts As All-New Ford Explorer Rival

As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month, the forthcoming Ford Explorer refresh was recently pushed back from the 2024 model year to 2025, though production of the 2024 model is only slated to last a total of two months, after which production of the 2025 Explorer is expected to commence in late March. In the meantime, the Explorer is facing a host of newly updated rivals in the ultra-competitive three-row crossover space, including the 2024 Chevy Traverse and now, the 2024 GMC Acadia, which has just been revealed.


GM officially pulled the covers off the 2024 GMC Acadia at the Detroit Auto Show, which ushers in a host of changes for the third-generation model. For starters, the crossover has grown quite a bit, with its wheelbase getting 8.4 inches longer, accompanied by 10.6 inches of additional length and 3.2 inches more in terms of height. As one might imagine, this equates to more interior space – in fact, cargo space has increased by 80 percent behind the third row compared to its predecessor, according to GM.


The 2024 GMC Acadia also gets some tech updates in the form of a 15-inch infotainment screen, a standard 11-inch driver information center, nine available camera views, and built-in Google features, while GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assist feature is available as an option. Customers can choose from a bevy of trims, including the off-road focused AT4 and the the luxurious, range-topping Denali.


In terms of powerplants, the 2024 Acadia gets just one – the turbocharged 2.5L I-4 LK0, which sends 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque to either the front or all four wheels via a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-new 2024 GMC Acadia is scheduled to launch in early 2024, though no specific date – nor pricing – has been provided yet.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Champ

    A turbo 4 pushing a 6,000 lb vehicle with cylinder deactivation? No thanks.


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