The recently redesigned GMC Acadia is currently one of the best options available in the mid-size SUV segment. Expect no less from the 2018 GMC Acadia which is due to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2017. Compared to the previous iterations, the new Acadia is now smaller, lighter as well as more fuel-efficient. After the latest makeover, this sleek SUV features a less blocky exterior design than most of other GMC models. Though smaller in size, the Acadia still manages to retain the qualities of a proper family-hauler.
2018 GMC Acadia Redesign
The redesigned Acadia loses 7 inches of length and as much as 740 pounds in weight. It’s riding on GM’s new C1XX platform shared with the 2017 Cadillac XT5. It provides much improved maneuverability and efficiency compared to its predecessor. It also boasts a more sophisticated and less edgy sheet metal than before. 2018 Acadia SUV retains much of GMC’s recognizable design philosophy. The new Acadia offers seven seats instead of eight. But still remains one of the most roomy and comfortable models in its class.
Inside the cabin, the 2018 GMC Acadia will offer a fine blend of modern design, high-quality trim elements and the company’s most advanced technology. The reshaped dashboard now comes with user-friendly controls as well as an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The connectivity features include OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. The cabin also comes with ample storage space and an impressive number of USB ports, 12V power-points and a 110V outlet.
2018 GMC Acadia Engine Specs
The 2018 GMC Acadia will be offered with a choice of two gasoline-powered engines. The SL, SLE and SLT1 trims will be available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 194 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 churning out 310 hp and 272 lb-ft will be optional on SLE2 and SLT1 trims and standard on the range-topping SLT2 and Denali. Both engines will be paired with a single six-speed automatic transmission. Properly equipped, the Acadia will be able to tow up to 4,000 pounds.
The base Acadia SL with the four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive is expected to start at $30,000. The top-line Acadia Denali AWD is likely to open just under $48,000. With its fresh exterior styling and well-appointed interior, the 2018 GMC Acadia is expected to sell in larger numbers than ever before.