The latest tall-wagon trend is to market them as off-road capable machines, and in some cases actually equip them for such duty. The latest model to follow that route is the 2020 GMC Acadia. The seven-passenger vehicle’s mid-cycle makeover includes replacing the largely benign-looking front end with a more aggressive grille (similar to those attached to the brand’s pickups). The Acadia also gets a new 230-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine option to supplement the base non-turbo 193-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the available 310-horsepower V-6. A new nine-speed automatic transmission comes with all three powerplants.

The updated GMC Acadia gets a tough-looking grille and a third engine choice to slot between the base four-cylinder and the optional V-6. PHOTO: GMC

A more macho-looking Acadia adds another engine: