If you’ve seen the newest version of the GMC Acadia you may wonder where the rest of it went. This impressive SUV has lost some size and some weight as it was redesigned to be a model that fits into a world that practically begs for more stylish and smaller SUVs. While it its smaller than in the past, this impressive vehicle is the one that offers you the qualities you’re looking for on the road with the rugged looks that GMC has been known to provide across all models in its lineup.
The upgraded Acadia brings you the benefits of better handling from a taut suspension and it offers you the technology upgrades you want to have on the road. This is an SUV that can seat as many as seven or as few as five while giving you the FWD or AWD you want to enjoy on the road. As the mid-size crossover SUV you’re going to want to drive, this impressive vehicle offers you the features and benefits you’re looking for while continuing the tradition of being a GMC model in every way. It’s time to take a look at what the new Acadia brings to the market for you.
For the 2018 model year the GMC Acadia has been upgraded to make sure you can have what you want when you head out for the day. This SUV offers an automatic heated steering wheel for those in colder area, a new set of 20-inch wheels, the Tire Fill Alert system, and the 3.6-liter V6 engine on the SLE-1 AWD trim. The All-Terrain model now has the choice between five, six or seven passenger seating to make sure you can carry the entire family with you in the Acadia you want to drive.
Under the Hood
When you choose the new GMC Acadia, one of the items that will make you smile is found under the hood. With two naturally aspirated engines to choose from, you’re going to be able to use the regular gasoline regardless of the model you choose. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to provide you with 194 ponies and up to 26 mpg on the highway. The 3.6-liter V6 engine will bump up the number to 310 horsepower and only cost you one mpg of fuel mileage on the highway, making this more powerful choice one you should certainly consider if you’re looking for an SUV as fierce as their award-winning GMC Sierra 1500.
The Features You Want
When you choose the GMC lineup you know you’re going to have a model that feels like a luxury version on the road. The base SL model of the Acadia offers you tri zone automatic climate controls, a seven-inch color touch screen, keyless entry and starting, five-years of OnStar support, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, five USB ports and the rear seat reminder safety alert system. The SLE/SLT models offer you a power liftgate, an eight-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, leather upholstery, a Bose audio system and navigation.
Head up to the Denali and All-Terrain trims of this SUV and you’re going to see a variety of appearance, convenience and driver assistance items that have been added. The SLE-1 trim can be had with AWD and the V6 engine along with a rear seat entertainment system while the SLE-2 brings in the Bose audio system, an upgraded infotainment system, the new Dual SkyScape panoramic sunroof, the new Drier Alert Package I which brings in the Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Rear Parking Assistance. The Denali makes this SUV feel like a luxury model and adds the option of more Driver Assistance items with the Drier Alert Package II.
It Just Feels Right
Drive the new 2018 version of the GMC Acadia and you’re going to have the feeling and qualities you’re looking for on the road. This is an SUV that fits in better on the road and makes a huge difference on the market when you’re looking for a smaller model that’s can maneuver easily and still provide you the drive and toughness you associate with GMC. Come in and take the Acadia out for a test drive at your nearby GMC dealer and make this the SUV you want to drive.