The GMC Acadia Goes Off-Road!
The first-ever GMC Acadia AT4 is upon us, and it delivers on everything we hoped for when we first learned that GMC was working on an off-road trim for the popular Acadia model. All-new and awesome for 2020, this is something you will only find at your when you search “GMC dealer near me“, because there are no used models out there yet. But what does an Acadia AT4 really offer? And is it the right vehicle for you?
The 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is designed with one thing in mind: going off-road in the lap of luxury and sophistication. With the Acadia AT4, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and incredible safety features just to be able to have a powerful off-road capable SUV. And as a midsize model, the Acadia has seating for up to seven people and plenty of room inside. Thanks to its powerful engine, you also get fantastic towing potential with the Acadia, so it’s the perfect choice for pulling a boat or camper along behind you.
Is the GMC Acadia AT4 right for you? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for, so check a look at what it has to offer and see for yourself.
Incredible Off-Road Potential
The big news at a GMC dealer near you is that the all-new AT4 trim is available for the first time ever on the 2020 GMC Acadia. Okay, that might not be the only big news at your local dealership, but it’s something we’re really excited about. So what does the AT4 trim mean, and what does it include?
AT4 is all about going off-road without sacrificing power, luxury, or safety – making this the perfect option for anyone looking to take a powerful midsize SUV into the great unknown. The GMC Acadia AT4 features an advanced twin-clutch AWD system that functions with its other systems to offer you the best off-road driving experience possible. This system utilizes features like torque management, traction control, and the StabiliTrack electronic stability and traction control to provide you with the best traction possible while going off-road.
That AWD functionality also comes with a traction select system that puts you in total control at all times. You can easily switch between different modes to adapt to different road (or off-road) conditions, including going from AWD to FWD, selecting an Off-Road setting, or switching it up for towing. The Acadia AT4 also features exclusive 17-inch gloss-black wheels with all-terrain tires to make sure you can tackle just about anything.
Packed with Power
Rather than coming with one of the 4-cylinder engines found in the standard trims of the 2020 GMC Acadia, the AT4 features a powerful 3.6L V6 engine to really get you moving. This engine provides up to 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque to ensure you get going and stay going when climbing up hills or conquering the trail. It is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that not only makes for a smooth driving experience but also adapts to whatever off-road conditions you encounter. And thanks to active fuel management, you get up to 25 mpg on the highway with this engine, so it will save you some money at the pump.
When properly equipped, the 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 offers up to 4,000 lbs of towing capacity. Remember, this is a midsize SUV, not a pickup truck, so that is a fantastic amount of trailering potential – especially for an off-road model. That makes this a great choice for taking a trailer with a boat or a smaller camper with you when you head out for a weekend (or longer) of camping, hiking, and off-roading.
A Luxurious Interior
One of our favorite things about the 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is that all the power and off-road potential it offers does not come at the price of incredible comfort and luxury inside. The Acadia AT4 features an 8-inch Infotainment display with support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes an 8-speaker Bose premium audio system along with active noise cancellation, which makes for a fantastic experience both on and off-road.
Seating in the Acadia AT4 includes an 8-way power adjustable seat for the driver with power lumbar support. The front passenger and driver seats are heated, there are numerous USB ports and power outlets, and the AT4 features a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A 4-inch multicolor driver information screen provides you with information about your vehicle while you drive, and tri-zone automatic climate control ensures you and all of your passengers stay nice and comfortable during your adventure.
An auto-dimming rearview mirror helps keep the headlights of other drivers from blinding you, and the Acadia AT4 features keyless open and start along with remote start functionality. Seating for five people is standard, but seating for up to seven people is an available option if you need to fit more friends and family into your off-road machine. There is also an available Dual SkyScape sunroof that adds two panels, one in the front row and one in the second, overhead to give you a gorgeous view of the sky above. This is perfect for off-road trips where you want to be able to enjoy the full beauty of nature around you.
Although the incredible 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is designed to let you have fun and go off-road like never before, it is also built to protect you and keep you safe. You get StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control, which helps with off-roading as well as during emergency maneuvers and when driving in wet conditions. The c-shaped LED headlamps give you a fantastic view of the road ahead and ensure great visibility in even the darkest conditions. These are incredibly helpful if you find yourself running out of daylight while still finishing a trail and need to be able to see rough areas and obstacles ahead.
You get a full suite of airbags in the Acadia AT4, both in the front and rear of the vehicle, along with head-curtain airbags for all rows of seating. An HD rear vision camera gives you a fantastic view of objects behind you at high resolutions, while dynamic gridlines help with parking and maneuvering through tight spaces. Rear park assist and a rear cross traffic alert also help with parking and backing up, to keep you and others safe.
The Acadia AT4 also includes a lane change alert with side blind zone alert, which is particularly helpful on the highway when other drivers can be unaware that they are hiding in your blind spot. For even more impressive safety, there is also a driver alert package available, which includes lane keep assist with a lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking, along with forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and front pedestrian braking. All of these features add up to one of the safest vehicles you will find at a GMC dealer near you.
If you’re still not sure about whether the 2020 GMC Acadia AT4 is right for you, then let us help you figure it out. Talk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople today to learn more about the Acadia and determine if it meets your needs. Come visit us at Frank Kent Country in Corsicana, TX, and make sure you’re ready for your next adventure.