Since Acadia suffered some major changes during previous years, 2018 model won’t substantially differ from its predecessors. So far, based on available reviews, safety data and test drives, 2018 GMC Acadia was ranked at 11th among 13 “Most affordable SUVs”. This van has capacity to accommodate 7 to 8 passengers. Its ground clearance of 7.6 inches decreases a risk of rollover. Introduction of 4G LTE connectivity to the standard OnStar telematic system is a brand new feature. GMC Acadia will be available in few trim levels: SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, Denali.
Exterior and Interior
Exterior look of new 2018 GMC Acadia might seems masculine and bulk, mainly due to massive chrome grille, but that’s just a first impression. LED daytime running lights will add a touch of elegance. Tail bumper was designed with aim to improve this vehicle’s aerodynamics. 18-inch wheels will come as standard, while 20-inch might be optional.
Interior of 2018 GMC Acadia might seem minimalistic, but the fact is that the whole cabin is covered with premium materials and French stitching, illuminated with red ambient lightning. Comfortable seats and quietness of the cabin, despite all exterior noises make ride a genuine pleasure. Removing third-row seats you might get an extra 24 cubic feet of cargo space, while taking down both second-row and third-row seats you can have fantastic 116 cubic feet of cargo space. Only front-row seats are heated in standard model. As of infotainment system, base model will have a 6.5 inch touch screen display, Color Touch Radio, USP ports, along with navigation system. Safety features include 360 degrees of safety system, blind spot monitors, rearview camera, airbags, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, to name some of the few.
There will be only one engine option in new 2018 GMC Acadia. Manufacturers decided to take a 3.6 liter V6. Its output varies, depending on trim level, but the base model is capable of 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to 6-speed automatic transmission which improved its performances. 2018 GMC Arcadia will have a front-wheel drive, while all-wheels drive is optional and recommended for uphill driving and loading up to Acadia’s towing maximum of capacity. EPA ratings estimates 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway ride, respectively.
2018 GMC Acadia Release Date and Price
According to some information, we assume that 2018 GMC Arcadia will be released at the end of 2017 or sometime in beginning months of 2018. The price of base model will start at $32,000 and it will rise up to $55,000 for premium trim level.