GMC Acadia Safety Features Connecticut SUV Shoppers Should Know About
There’s something about an imposing GMC grille that commands respect and admiration. Especially if it sits on the front end of a brand-new Acadia.
Redesigned and rebuilt with active families in mind for the 2020 model year, the premium midsized SUV shines in one of the most demanding and challenging market segments. From the upgraded navigation system to the better, fast-responding infotainment system, everything falls under the “to-notch” classification.
Ride quality? Top-notch!
Connectivity features and interior comfort? Top-notch!
Engine options? Top-notch!
How else would you call having three powertrains between 6 trim levels? The base is a tried-and-true 2.5-liter capable of churning out 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. More than enough for weekend getaways and in-city driving. A step up is the new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will produce an impressive 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line comes in the shape of a 3.6-liter V6 that belts out a whopping 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque which puts it among the most powerful engines in its class.
Safety features? Top-notch and then some!
With the new 2020 Acadia model, it's clear that GMC values safety above all else. The company thinks about your safety and that of your passengers just as much as you do, as it's evident from the huge list of standard safety features.
From the classic airbag system taken to new, advanced levels with bags in the front, by the knees, and on the sides to new, modern advanced safety features like Lane Change Alert, Acadia is brimming with tech meant to enhance your awareness and keep you safe.
First thing’s first, let’s talk about the Lane Change Alert system with Side Blind Zone Alert. How often did it happen that you wanted to change lanes and almost collided with a vehicle that was already on that lane, but cruising right in your blind spot? The driver’s desperate honk, your heart jumping from your chest, and a last-second turn of the wheel to avoid a certain accident make for an unpleasant and highly dangerous combination.
With the new 2020 Acadia, lane-change crushes are highly unlikely, if not a thing of the past. The system sends side-mirror alerts that let you know a car's either in or rapidly approaching your blind zone. While on the road, consult the system's feedback and you can safely change lanes every time.
Another active safety feature that comes standard with every new Acadia is the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. When you move in reverse at low speeds, it will detect oncoming left and right cross traffic so you can back out of an alley or tight parking spot into the main road safely. No need to turn yourself into a giraffe lengthening your neck to see if there are any cars approaching. Trust the advanced new tech of the Acadia for a far safer and more comfortable experience.
The standard safety package is completed by the StabiliTrak electronic stability control, the Teen Driver feature that lets you set the maximum speed and the maximum audio volume when lending your child your car, the Rear Park Assist feature, and the High Definition Rear Vision Camera.
Tons of safety features drivers look for in their cars come as standard features if you buy the 2020 Acadia. On higher trims, you can even get the Forward collision warning, and the Lane Keep Assist system equipped onto your SUV.
Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC is your go-to source for anything GMC related near Bristol and Watertown Connecticut, so you can be sure we have all Acadia trim levels and most available colors already on our showroom floor or in our lot. Pay us a visit to check what we believe is the best-in-class premium midsize SUV on the market today.
Our dedicated sales team can tell you everything there is to know about the 2020 Acadia, and we'd be happy to arrange for a driving test.