2019 GMC Acadia Denali: Price, Release Date, Review

If you’re in a market for a mid-size SUV with an attractive look, excellent tech features, and spacious interior, then you could check the newest 2019 GMC Acadia Denali. The range-topping Denali model will arrive pretty much unchanged compared to the current model.

2019 GMC Acadia Denali powertrain and transmission

We don’t anticipate any changes when it comes to the engine of the new 2019 GMC Acadia Denali. So, like its predecessor, the new Acadia Denali will be powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 naturally aspirated engine which is strong and quiet. This unit can deliver 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, there is a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. Connected to front-wheel drive, this engine is rated at 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. The all-wheel drive model gets 17/25/20 mpg. As well, the Acadia can tow up to 4,000 pounds.

2019 GMC Acadia Denali

Exterior and interior design

As for the exterior design, the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali blends a handsome and bold styling with some luxurious details. Compared to the standard model, the Denali has the same boxy shape and sophisticated appearance but it features some unique details and shiny accents. The front end wears a distinctive grille with more chrome and a pair of headlamps with LED signature lighting. On the rear, there are large taillights which are divided by a chrome bar with GMC insignia in the middle. As well, the Acadia Denali rides on the large 20-inch alloy wheels.

The interior of the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali is spacious, quality, and pleasant. All the materials used in its design are high quality which provides premium comfort and look. The Acadia comes with three rows of seats and offers the seating for seven passengers. The second-row bench can be replaced by dual captain’s chair which reduces the seating to six occupants. The third row can be folded away and it is most suitable for children. The front seats are comfortable and supportive so as the second row which is easy to access as well. With all seats up, the Acadia has the cargo room of 12.8 cubic feet. However, with seats folded down, the GMC offers the room of maximum 79 cubes.

2019 GMC Acadia Denali rear

Safety and equipment

The standard features in all models include a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, three-zone climate control, five USB ports, keyless open and start, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot etc. The higher trim levels will add a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, Bose audio system, navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, heated front and rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and so on.

The Acadia Denali will feature a unique design and will add ventilated front seats and 20-inch alloy wheels. As well, it will also come standard with active lane control, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlamps.

2019 GMC Acadia Denali cabin

Release date and price of the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali

The 2019 GMC Acadia Denali should hit the market this summer. The price of the range-topping Denali will start at around $46,000.

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