The GMC Acadia is a step up for those looking for a luxury SUV with seven passenger seating and offers everything you would expect from a premium SUV, but at a fraction of the cost. The American manufactured Acadia has quickly become one of the most respected sports utility vehicles when considering everything the concept stands for. With the 2018 GMC Acadia looking to become everything the current model has become and then some, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s regarded as one of the best 2018 SUV’s.
The 2018 Acadia will share many similarities with the current year’s model, but offer striking differences as well. The refinements expected include a larger touchscreen display, more legroom for those in the third seat, lighter body, and a much better turning radius.
Below, the following preview takes a first-look at the upcoming 2018 GMC Acadia specs, features, price, and release date for all models including the SL, SLT, SLE, and Denali.
2018 GMC Acadia Specs and Features – SL, SLT, SLE, and Denali Model
The 2018 GMC Acadia specs and features looks every-bit as impressive as the current model as upgrades are expected to be seen in all models. The SL will be the base model, but will feature many high-end features that are not typically seen in a budget minded SUV. The 2018 Acadia Denali will be the premium model and will offer the perfect mix of luxury, comfort, safety, technology, and virtually everything a high-end SUV should be.
Some of the most notable enhancements to the 2018 model versus the 2017 model will likely include improved seating across the third and second rows. We’re also hearing a redesigned exterior will be seen which will give us a new look, but maintain high quality appeal we’ve come to expect.
Some of the most notable features will include OnStar, 4G LTE wireless internet, Android Auto, Apple support, wide angle back up camera, color touch navigation, intellilink, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, Pandora, satellite radio, and many 3rd party app options. Safety won’t be a problem with the likes of forward avoidance collision sensors, lane change assist and warning, driver alert technology, and much more.
The 2018 GMC Acadia engine is rumored to sport a 3.6 liter V6 with option one coming in just over 280-hp and option two with nearly 290-hp. The transmission will be standard across all models at 6 speed with automatic and selectable auto-manual. Gas mileage won’t be great, but will be better at an estimated 18MPG/city and 25MPG/highway.
2018 GMC Acadia Price and Release Date – SL, SLT, SLE, and Denali Model
The price of the 2018 Acadia won’t be announced until the unveiling which should come during the spring of 2017. Below, we have the latest expectations on what the launch price is likely to be for the SL, SLT, SLE, and Denali:
|2018 GMC Acadia SL Price
||Starting at $31,300
|2018 GMC Acadia SLT Price
||Starting at $41,400
|2018 GMC Acadia SLE Price
||Starting at $34,400
|2018 GMC Acadia Denali Price
||Starting at $48,300
We’re still waiting for the official announcement on the 2018 GMC Acadia release date, but all fingers are pointing to a late 2017 launch here in the US. This is pretty consistent with previous GMC new GMC SUV’s and trucks and nothing’s expected to change with the 2018 models. Those outside of the US will have to wait a bit longer which should probably be sometime early 2018 in most markets globally.
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