2021 GMC Acadia | Mid-Size SUV – Towing Capacity, Price, Trim Levels, Colors & More!

2021 GMC Acadia AT4 AWD Exterior in Summit White with (Q7D) 17" Machined Aluminum Wheels; 3/4 Passengers side Front; Exterior; Mountains and lake in background

GMC Mid-Size SUV | 3rd Row Seating

If you’re shopping for a stylish and versatile family vehicle, the 2021 GMC Acadia should be at the top of your list. It’s a midsize, three-row SUV that offers a sophisticated and spacious interior, a smooth and quiet ride, refined handling, and powerful performance. With a choice of five trim levels, three engines, and the option of all-wheel drive, you can configure your Acadia with the features and performance to match your style.

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2021 GMC Acadia in Midnight Blue Metallic color front 3/4 passenger side view
2021 GMC Acadia in Frost White color 3/4 front passenger side view
2021 GMC Acadia in Cayenne Red Tintcoat color front 3/4 passenger view

2021 GMC Acadia Trim Levels

The 2021 GMC Acadia trim levels include the SL, SLE, and SLT, or you can opt for the rugged, off-road-oriented AT4 or the luxurious Denali model. The Acadia has bold front-end styling, an athletic profile, and a distinctive rear aspect that give this SUV a striking road presence which is guaranteed to draw admiring looks.

With the SL and SLE trims, you get keyless entry, LED headlights, C-shaped LED signature lighting and daytime running lights, 18-inch aluminum wheels, body-color door handles, body-color heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a manual tailgate. Deep-tinted glass provides privacy for your rear passengers.

The SLT adds automatic high beams, LED fog lights, and brushed aluminum roof rails. A foot-activated hands-free programmable power tailgate gives you convenient access to the cargo area. A newly available Elevation Edition package for the SLE and SLT models includes a black grille and body trim, 20-inch black-accented wheels, and black roof rails.

For a more rugged and sporty appearance, the AT4 features unique badging and styling details, including black chrome accents and grille, 17-inch gloss black wheels with all-terrain tires, black mirror caps, and gloss black roof rails. Stepping up to the elegant Denali model gets you exclusive badging, chrome body accents and Denali grille, 20-inch black-accented wheels, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, satin chrome door handle inserts, and bright roof rails.

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2021 GMC Acadia Specs


On the inside, the GMC Acadia specs are impressive and thoughtfully designed. With its flexible third-row seating, it comfortably seats up to seven people. The standard SmartSlide second-row seats make for simple access to the rear seats, and an available second-row passenger-side tip function slides and angles the seat forward to make getting in and out of the third row even easier.

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2021 GMC Acadia Interior

The 2021 Acadia also boasts a generous cargo capacity. With a full passenger load, you have 12.8 cubic feet of luggage space. Folding down the second- and third-row seats gives you a spacious cargo area of 79 cubic feet. A clever under-floor storage compartment enables you to stow small items out of the way. For even more flexibility, available GMC Acadia accessories include a cargo package with a vertical net and retractable cargo shade.

In the SL, you’ll find cloth seating, 60/40 split-folding second-row seats, and a 50/50 slit-folding third row. Interior features include push-button start, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, cruise control, three-zone automatic climate control, a tilting and telescoping steering column, and dual 12-volt power outlets.

SLT models offer remote start, perforated leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 120-volt power outlet. The AT4 has exclusive cloth seating and unique styling details.

The range-topping Denali adds premium leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, a power passenger seat, heated second-row seats, and driver memory functions. You also get an 8-inch digital instrument panel, a head-up display, an automatic heated steering wheel, and a power tilting and telescoping steering column.

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2021 GMC Acadia in Midnight Blue Metallic color rear 3/4 passenger side view
2021 GMC Acadia in Frost White color 3/4 rear passenger side view
2021 GMC Acadia in Cayenne Red Tintcoat color 3/4 rear passenger view

Advanced Performance and Efficiency

Under the hood of SL and SLE models is a smooth 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Available for the SLE and standard on the SLT is a responsive 228-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 258 pound-feet of torque.

AT4 and Denali models come standard with a powerful turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivering 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Each engine is paired with a slick-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission and features stop/start technology with a deactivation switch.

The base engine provides up to 21 mpg for city driving and 27 mpg on the highway. With the 2.0-liter turbo, you’ll get up to 22 and 29 mpg for city and highway driving, while the V-6 offers up to 19 and 27 mpg.

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2021 GMC Acadia Towing Capacity


Most Acadia models come standard with front-wheel drive. The AT4 features a standard active torque all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that is an option on all but the SL trim. An available traction select system for front-wheel-drive models offers Normal, Snow, Sport, and Trailer Tow driving modes. AWD models have FWD, AWD, Sport, Off Road, and Trailer Tow modes.

The basic GMC Acadia towing capacity with a standard trailer hitch is 1,000 pounds. However, if you need even greater capacity, Acadia models equipped with the V-6 engine and the available trailering package can tow up to 4,000 pounds. The package includes:

  • Seven-pin wiring harness.
  • Class III hitch.
  • Heavy-duty cooling system.
  • 170-amp alternator.
  • Hitch guidance.
  • Hitch guidance with hitch view on SLT, AT4, and Denali models.

With that kind of pulling power, you can take your biggest toys on your adventures.

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2021 GMC Acadia AT4 AWD in Summit White with (Q7D) 17" Machined Aluminum Wheels; Shown with Accessory Roof Rack Cross Rails; 3/4 Drivers side Front
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2021 GMC Acadia Price

For refined and affordable motoring, the GMC Acadia price starts with an MSRP of $30,995. To fully appreciate the striking features of the 2021 GMC Acadia, you need to see it for yourself. Contact us at Sweeney Cars to arrange a test drive at our GMC Dealership and see why the Acadia should be your next vehicle.

GMC Acadia Accessories

To keep you connected and entertained, the Acadia SL has an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, voice recognition, five USB ports, the GMC Connected app, and six-speaker audio. The SLE adds satellite radio. With the SLT trim and up, you get navigation and a premium eight-speaker Bose audio system with HD radio.

Safety doesn’t take a back seat in the Acadia. Standard driver assistance technology includes lane change warning with side blind-zone warning, rear cross-traffic warning, rear park assist, and an HD rearview camera. The SLT features forward collision alert, autonomous emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, a following distance indicator, lane-keep assist, lane departure alert, and forward parking assist.

Cayenne Red Tintcoat

2021 GMC Acadia in Cayenne Red Tintcoat color

Ebony Twilight Metallic

2021 GMC Acadia in Ebony Twilight Metallic color

Midnight Blue Metallic

2021 GMC Acadia in Midnight Blue Metallic color

Red Mahogany Metallic

2021 GMC Acadia in Red Mahogany Metallic color

Satin Steel Metallic

2021 GMC Acadia in Satin Steel Metallic color

Summit White

2021 GMC Acadia in Summit White color

White Frost Tricoat

2021 GMC Acadia in White Frost Tricoat color