What’s New With the 2018 GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia

For those buyers looking for more room to tow passengers and goods alike, The 2018 GMC Acadia now offers six and seven-passenger seating plus an inch more headroom in the first row, while maintaining a generous amount of legroom for riders in the second row.

The new Acadia is also ideal for smaller families as a car-like sports utility vehicle thanks to lighter construction and better handling. Much like the current model, this CUV isn’t intimidated by tight, low spaces. As one of the smaller vehicles in its class, the 2018 Acadia can be recognized by its shorter stature and maneuverability.

It also comes in the All-Terrain Package for both SLE and SLT trim levels plus GM’s new Blue Steel Metallic paint is an added upgrade for the 2018 Acadia. The American automaker included a tire-alert system that monitors the amount of air put in the tires.

Much like the current CUV, the interior of the 2018 model was redesigned to cater to more practical sensibilities. According to caranddriver.com the new Acadia provides “handsome family transport without frivolous luxuries.”

As far as we know here at Arnie Bauer updates include a heated steering wheel and modern, intelligent infotainment system.

The up-and-coming version of the CUV is now powered by a 3.6 liter V6 which comes as an option on the Acadia’s SLE-1 AWD models. Trim levels for 2018 are SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. The SLE trim level offers two options: SLE-1 and the SLE-2 with the SLT trim coming in SLT-1 and SLT-2 versions.

Specifics on the SL trim option include white and silver paint, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, GMC’s Teen Driver system, Bluetooth, Android Auto smartphone app integration and Apply CarPlay.

For the SLT-2 trim drivers get a V6 engine, 20-inch wheels, Driver Alert II package, forward collision warning, front parking sensors, and a trailering package.

The SLE-2 also adds a power liftgate, power driver seat and heated front seats. Other amenities offered on this trim level include a Driver Alert 1 package with blind spot monitoring.

The Denali top trim comes with its own unique grille design, xenon headlights, 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, configurable virtual gauge display, heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats and optional 360-degree parking camera and adaptive cruise control.

For those environmentally conscious drivers, the 2018 Acadia gets an estimated 18 city, 25 highway, and 20 combined miles with a 6 speed automatic 310hp AWD V6 engine. Stop by Arnie Bauer today to take the new 2018 GMC Acadia on a test drive!

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