Redesigned for 2018, the three-row GMC Acadia can be raised or dressed. With half a dozen trim levels, three seating configurations and several optional equipment packages, the Acadia is one of the most versatile SUVs on the market.
Two naturally aspirated engines are available, both supported by a 6-speed automatic transmission with fluid shifting. Unique engine of the basic and standard FWD SL on the SLE-1 / SLE-2 / SLT-1 models, the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine develops 194 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. As the first GMC engine with Start / Stop technology, it gets 21/26 mpg EPA City / Highway brands estimated by GM in the FWD Acadia models and 21/25 in the AWD variants. The 3.6-liter V6, optional on SLE and SLT-1 and standard on SLT-2 and Denali, offers a significantly higher torque of 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque, but Active Fuel Management transforms into V4. It tracks the 18/25 mpg EPA numbers estimated by GM in FWD and AWD while raising the Acadia’s maximum towing estimate of 1000 to a still modest 4000 pounds.
The mid-size SUV offers an impressive range of standard equipment, including five USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Even the basic model gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Buyers can add navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, a sunroof, an eight-way power front passenger seat adjuster, an eight-speaker premium Bose audio system, and a touch screen display. 8 inches.
2018 GMC Acadia achieved the best results in all collision tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A reversing camera is standard. Several advanced driver assistance features are available, including forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and rear parking assist. The Enhanced Driver Alert Pack adds a Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Low Speed Auto Braking, Front Pedestrian Detection, Next Distance Indicator, and Automatic IntelliBeam Project Control.
Part of the downsizing of GMC Acadia 2018 involved a proportional reduction in its overall prices. This leaves an opening Acadia SL base at $ 30,000.