2024 GMC Acadia First Drive: This Redesigned 3-Row SUV Gets It Right, With One (Possible) Exception 

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You have to love a 3-row SUV that gets it all right. That is put together the way you’d assemble your own wardrobe for the season and every time you get dressed, you know you nailed it. That’s the feeling in the redesigned 2024 GMC Acadia

First, GMC simplified the trim lineup. There are 3—well, 4 really— trims: Elevation (with two options: AWD and FWD), AT4 designed for adventure, towing and light off-roading, and the top of the line Denali. Each has its own character and all are pretty nicely outfitted. Even the base Elevation model comes in leatherette rather than cloth seats. And, the Acadia is bigger than the last model: at 11″ longer it has more legroom, more room for kids car seats and more cargo space.

With pricing starting at about $44K and topping out at about $65,000, there are no real compromises. Except one, which might be a deal killer for some buyers. More on that. But first… What’s the 2024 model all about? 

Video: See our tour and test drive of the GMC Acadia here.

Pick Your Lifestyle: Capable, Adventure or Elegance?

The 2024 Gmc Acadia At4 (Left) And Denali (Right)
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A New View From the Driver’s Seat in the 2024 GMC Acadia

The View From The Driver'S Seat In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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These Relocated Drive Mode and AWD Buttons Make for a Clean Center Console

Drive Mode Selector And Awd On:off Buttons Are To The Left Of The Steering Wheel In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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A Surround View Camera is Standard on All Trims—Thankfully

The Rear View Camera And Surround View Monitor In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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A Digital Rear View Mirror Is STANDARD

The Digital Rear View Mirror In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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Let’s Talk Denali, the Pinnacle of GMC

A Side View Of The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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Denali’s Interior Has a Refined Sensibility

The Panoramic Sunroof In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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Rear Ceat Passengers Ride First Class, Too

Rear Seat Controls In The 2024 Gmc Acadia Denali
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GMC Acadia AT4 Is Built For Your Adventurous Side

The 2024 Gmc Acadia At4 Is Notable For Black Details
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AT4’s Seats Are Special, Too

The Seats In The 2024 Gmc Acadia At4 Are Designed With Layers Of Detail For Comfort And Durability
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The Center Row is Roomy—But What’s Missing…?

Rear Seats In The 2024 Gmc Acadia Denali
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And Then, Center Seats Slide and Tilt WITH a Kid Car Seat Installed

Rear Seat Access With A Child Car Seat Installed In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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A Nicely Appointed 3rd Row With Leg Room Options

The 3Rd Row Is Easy To Access In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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Lots of Cargo Space, and This Under-Floor Bin

There Is A Storage Bin Under The Cargo Floor In The 2024 Gmc Acadia
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What You Get for the Money in the 2024 GMC Acadia

The 2024 Gmc Acadia In White
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