2022 GMC Acadia

MSRP $30,995 - $41,100

Ranked #13 in Midsize Suv

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2022 GMC Acadia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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GMC has released the 2022 Acadia with minor updates. The SL trim is now discontinued and so is the base 2.5L inline-4 engine. GMC also adds a few driver-assist features as standard in the 2022 Acadia. Furthermore, new designs for 18  and 20-inch wheels and Light Stone Metallic exterior color are optional features. The Acadia is now offered in SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali models and is available for sale at a base MSRP of $34,800. The 228-hp turbo-4 is now the base engine that has a respectable fuel economy.

2022 GMC Acadia three-quarter view

Its tow ratings are rated at 5,000 pounds. The Acadia's interior feels less premium than its rivals except for the Denali trim. it can sea up to 7 people but its third-row cramped seats are not good for full-grown adults. Its infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use while its overall cargo space is commendable. The SUV faces competition from rivals such as the Chevy Traverse, the Ford Explorer, and the Toyota Highlander. Read our in-depth review of the 2022 Acadia to know more. 

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Advanced safety and technology

Practical touring ready cabin

Good ride quality

Capable engines

Decent fuel economy


Cabin quality could have been better

Tight third-row seating

Limited cargo room behind third row

What's New?

New Light Stone Metallic exterior color

SL trim discontinued

More standard safety techs

2.5L inline-4 engine dropped

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr SUV

engine type


9-Speed Automatic


roadside assistance


Pictures & Videos


SL$30,995 onwards

SLE$34,800 onwards

  • 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

SLT$39,100 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Foglights
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather upholstery

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Acadia in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Pricing and Features




Engine and Performance


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Final Verdict




Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The 2022 GMC Acadia makes a good all-rounder for those seeking a comfy, well-equipped 3-row SUV- The Car Connection

The GMC Acadia is a 3-row midsize American SUV, kind of like the Cadillac XT6, just less luxurious actually. With its shared structure, the Acadia duplicates the behaviors seen in GM's related SUV offerings. This SUV offers two capable engines with respectable fuel economies, a comfortable interior, and a host of standard safety features. However, its cramped third-row seats make it rank lower than its rivals. 

The Acadia's running costs are slightly more than its cousin, the Traverse. You may have to shell out nearly $8,900 every year for its maintenance, fuel, repair, etc. It also ranks low in reliability with a J.D. power score of 80 out of 100, while its rivals have far better scores. In its most efficient form, the miles-per-dollar ratio of the Acadia is calculated to be 7.04, which is among the best in its class. 

2022 GMC Acadia SUV front angle view
2022 GMC Acadia SUV rear angle view

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Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy





Final Verdict

2022 GMC Acadia Buying Advice


We would go with the SLT trim as this trim is also available with the V6. This trim adds heated front leather seats, remote start, power driver's seat, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, navigation system, and safety seat alert. We also suggest buying the $995 Preferred package that adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and power passenger's seat. 

2022 GMC Acadia rear angle view

2022 GMC Acadia Features


The GMC Acadia comes in several well-equipped trim levels, though it can get pricey- The Car Connection

Post the discontinuation of the SL trim, the 2022 GMC Acadia is available for sale in four trims- SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. The prices have climbed by $900 and the MSRP starts from $34,800 onwards for the base SLE trim which gets the barebones of features in its price. Except for the AT4 trim, both FWD and AWD configurations are available.

2022 GMC Acadia side view

The Acadia is also available with several noteworthy packages and individual options. The Driver Convenience package adds an 8-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and a hands-free power tailgate for $1,700. A rear-seat entertainment system includes two 8-inch screens and two wireless headphones and is an option for any trim for $$1,750. 







$34,800 $39,100


MSRP (AWD)  $37,100 $41,100 $41,400 $48,600

Key Features

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Adds/Upgrades to SLE trim

Adds/Upgrades to SLT trim

Adds/ Upgrades to AT4 trim
  6-speaker stereo

Perforated leather-appointed first and second-row seats

All-terrain 17-inch tires

Leather upholstery

8.0-inch touchscreen w/ wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Heated front seats Hill descent control 8-way power passenger's seat
  Push-button start 8-way power driver's seat Premium cloth upholstery Ventilated front seats
  Rearview camera Remote start   Heated rear seats
  GMC Pro Safety Plus 

Safety alert seat

  Heated, power-adjustable steering wheel
  18-inch alloy wheels 8-speaker Bose sound system   Head-up display
  Manually-adjustable front cloth seats Navigation system   Wireless charging
  Wi-Fi hotspot Hands-free power tailgate   20-inch alloy wheels
  Satellite radio      

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2022 GMC Acadia Engine and Performance


A strong all-around performer, the Acadia is well-suited to its mission as a comfortable, easy-to-drive family hauler- Edmunds

The biggest change for the 2022 GMC Acadia is made under the hood. The base 2.5L inline-4 engine is no longer offered in the Acadia. Therefore, the 2.0L turbo-4 engine is the new base engine, making 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on the SLE and SLT trims. The AT4 and Denali variants come standard with a 3.6L V6 that produces 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. 

2022 GMC Acadia engine bay

The nimble handling and ride quality of the Acadia are its plus points. For a massive three-row crossover, the driving dynamics are advanced for the best driving experience. The fanciest Denali trim boasts reclusive adaptive dampers to offer better comfort levels and sleeker ride quality. The steering is nicely weighted and directs the vehicle precisely without constant corrections. The off-road-tuned AWD in the AT4 trim is capable of handling some light off-roading. 

2022 GMC Acadia front driving view

The base 2.0L engine makes very little engine power and hence, it does not offer an agile acceleration. It takes 7.7 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while the quarter-mile distance is covered in 15.6 seconds. The optional V6 is adequately powerful and does the same sprint in 6.5 seconds only. However, the Acadia's braking performance is average. The brakes lack the initial bite and hence, take 127 feet to come to rest from 60 MPH. 


2022 GMC Acadia

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Chevrolet Traverse 2022 Ford Explorer



$35,205 $33,700 $33,100


2.0L Turbo Inline-4

3.5L V6

3.6L V6 2.3L Turbo Inline-4






9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic


228 hp @ 5,000 RPM

295 hp @ 6,600 RPM

310 hp @ 6,800 RPM

300 hp @ 5,500 RPM


258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

263 lb-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

266 lb-ft. @ 2,800 RPM 310 lb-ft. @ 3,500 RPM

0-60 MPH 

7.7 sec

6.8 sec

6.5 secs 6.2 sec

Quarter Mile 

15.6 sec

15.4 sec

14.7 sec 14.7 sec

Top Speed 

115 MPH

112 MPH

130 MPH 130 MPH
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,600 lbs

Among its rivals, the Acadia has the least powerful base engine. The Ford Explorer's acceleration is worth applauding, considering its heavyweight. It is also available with more powerful engine options. The V6 in the Toyota Highlander doesn't aid in its acceleration, probably due to its slow-shifting transmission. The Acadia's optional engine is standard in the Chevy Traverse and boasts competitive performance stats. 

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2022 GMC Acadia Fuel Economy


Two engines and two drivetrains result in a bit of variance in the fuel economy ratings- Carbuzz

Owing to its quintessential American nature, the 2022 GMC Acadia is only acceptably fuel-efficient. Equipped with the smaller 2.0L unit in the SLE and SLT trims, you will get 22 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG combined. This is hooked up to a 19-gallon fuel tank that gets you an overall combined driving range of 475 miles.

2022 GMC Acadia rear driving view

Upgrade to the AT4 or Denali with the 3.6L V6 engine and the MPG figures drop further but you get a bigger 22-gallon fuel tank. They return 19 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined. At full capacity, you will get a driving range of 462 miles which masks the gas-guzzling nature of the bigger engine. 


2022 GMC Acadia

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Chevrolet Traverse 2022 Ford Explorer

MPG (City)



18 21

MPG (Highway)



27 28

MPG (Combined)



21 24

Fuel Tank (Gallons)



19.4 17.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)



349/524/407 376/501/430

Compared to the rivals, in its base avatar, the Acadia is the most fuel-efficient. The Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer offer similar MPG figures, but the Highlander inches slightly forward on account of having a better highway mileage. The Chevy Traverse is an all-out gas guzzler despite being equipped with the same V6 engine as the AT4 or Denali.

2022 GMC Acadia Interior


While we're impressed with the Acadia's long list of features and equipment, we wish the interior had a more premium feel and look- Autotrader

The GMC Acadia offers an elegant interior design with modern ergonomics. The spacious cabin is open for up to seven people. The optional seating configuration enhances the comfort levels for the 2nd row with captain seats. Cloth upholstery is standard but upholstery gets better as we move up the trim levels. The front seats are comfortable and spacious and six-footers won't find any trouble sitting here.

2022 GMC Acadia dashboard

Power-adjustable front seats and steering wheel are available on higher trims. The cabin dynamics will remain the same with the upright seating position and great visibility through its massive windshield. The second row is also decently spaced for adults and the seats are roomy too. Heated rear seats are an optional feature. The third row is tighter for the adults but is relatively comfortable for shorter trips. 


2022 GMC Acadia infotainment system

The massive 8-inch infotainment is placed smartly at the center. It features both wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment. As expected, the interface is intuitive while the touchscreen's graphics are crisp. You can easily adjust the settings with the physical controls provided. A rear-seat entertainment system is available on higher trims that add two 8-inch screens and two wireless headphones. 


2022 GMC Acadia

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Chevrolet Traverse 2022 Ford Explorer

Passenger Capacity



8 7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)



42.8/61.9/41.0 40.7/61.8/43.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)



40.0/62.2/38.4 40.5/61.9/39.0

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)



38.2/57.5/33.5 38.9/54.6/32.2
Cargo Space (cu-ft.) 12.8 16.0 23.0 18.2

The standard cargo space of 12.8 cu-ft. behind the third row seems small as compared to the rivals. Folding the second-row seats gets you 41.7 cu-ft. of cargo space. You get a maximum cargo volume of 79 cu-ft., which is less than other midsize SUVs. Still, it isn't that bad for an SUV. Some other cabin highlights of the Acadia are:

  • Power-adjustable, heated, leather steering wheel
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats with cloth/leather upholstery
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Dual-panel sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • 115V rear power outlet
  • 8-inch touchscreen w/ wireless smartphone integration
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system
  • Wireless charging

2022 GMC Acadia Exterior


The exterior design of the GMC Acadia is conservative yet distinct- Kelly Blue Book

Undoubtedly, the GMC Acadia is the most stylish and rugged-looking SUV in its segment. The muscular pickup truck-inspired design, stylish chrome accents, and a massive grille give it a great road presence. The sleeker LED headlamps look appealing too. Don't get confused with the massive appearance of the Acadia as it is the smallest in its segment.

2022 GMC Acadia three-quarter view

From the side view, the Acadia's design looks simple with no unnecessary body lines. The squared wheel arches house 17,18 or 20-inch alloy wheels while the latter two wheels get new wheel designs this year. With a higher stance and better ground clearance, the vehicle can get better off-road capabilities. The rear profile looks sporty with the dual chrome tip exhausts. 


2022 GMC Acadia

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Chevrolet Traverse 2022 Ford Explorer

Curb Weight (lbs) 



4,362 4,345

Length (in)



205.9 198.8

Width (in)



78.6 78.9

Height (in)



70.7 69.9

Ground Clearance (in) 



7.5 7.9

Wheelbase (in)



120.9 119.1

The rivals are comparatively bigger than the GMC. The Chevy Traverse has the widest wheelbase in this competition and hence, a roomier interior. At 6 inches, the Toyota Highlander has the highest ground clearance, good enough for exploring rougher pavements. The Ford Explorer is slightly heavier than the Acadia and yet it delivers better performance. Some Acadia's exterior features are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Black chrome grille
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • 17, 18 & 20-inch alloy wheels

2022 GMC Acadia Safety


The Acadia offers several standard driver-assistance technologies- CarAndDriver

Being a carryover from last year, the 2022 GMC Acadia retains the safety standards that its predecessor set. The Acadia procured a perfect 5-star safety rating from NHTSA and an overall 'Good' rating from IIHS. Both of these bolster its stance as a safe, sturdy, and stylish package at this price tag. 

2022 GMC Acadia IIHS crash test

To prove its mettle in the crash tests conducted, the 2022 Acadia now comes with a plethora of safety features as standard right from the base SLE trim. From the SLT trim, the number of features increases while some of them are available as options. Some of the other notable safety features are:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front & Rear Park Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist 
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rearview Camera
  • Teen Driver
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Head-up display
  • Safety Alert Seat

2022 GMC Acadia Competition


2022 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevy Traverse and the Acadia are products of GM but there are a lot of notable differences between them. The Traverse comes standard with V6, which is optional on the Acadia. This 8-seater SUV offers more space in the third row while its cargo space is also better than the Acadia. It also received a light exterior refresh but in terms of safety, both the SUVs are similar. 

2022 Chevy Traverse

2022 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer costs less than the Acadia and even its base engine is more powerful and punchier with better towing capacity. The Explorer's optional engines are way powerful than the Acadia. It is also more fuel-efficient and agile in nature. Furthermore, the Explorer's cabin is roomier while its cargo space also beats the Acadia. Overall, the Explorer is a well-rounded package than the Acadia. 

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 GMC Acadia vs 2022 Toyota Highlander

To take on the Acadia, the Toyota Highlander gets better standard features and fuel economy at a bit higher price. It stands for its capability and reliability. However, when it comes to performance, it feels less agile than the Acadia. Inside, the Highlander offers cramped third-row legroom but excels in cargo space. A well-equipped trim of this GMC can easily take down the Toyota.

2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 GMC Acadia Final Verdict


GMC did a great job with the Acadia by shifting it to the more competitive crossover SUV segment from the outdated full-size SUV segment. The Acadia comes with modern amenities and advanced features, making it a tough contender to the existing players. If we keep the interior space aside, the Acadia has it all from design, features, technology, and performance. Meanwhile, the Denali trim is next level with its top-notch interior design, high-quality leather, and luxury comfort. The available powertrain options open better possibilities for the Acadia both off and on the road.

2022 GMC Acadia front angle view

2022 GMC Acadia FAQs

When will the 2022 GMC Acadia be available?

The 2022 GMC Acadia can be ordered on their online website. You can place an order according to your required configurations. 

What is the length of the 2022 GMC Acadia? Is it bigger than the outgoing model?

The 2022 GMC Acadia is 193.4-inches in length, which is the same as the outgoing model.  

What is new for the 2022 GMC Acadia?

The base SL trim and 2.5L inline-4 engine have been dropped. More safety technologies are made standard. New wheel designs and Light Stone Metallic exterior colors are available. 

Is the GMC Acadia reliable?

It scored 80 points in the J.D. Power reliability test, which is good but its rivals have scored much better. 

Does the GMC Acadia have a V6 or a V8?

The GMC Acadia comes standard with a 2.0L turbo-4 while a 3.6L V6 is optional. 

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