Overview (Final Score: B+)

The 2018 GMC Acadia carries on with the long-running GMC crossover, which has been a mainstay for the brand for about a decade. The Acadia drives very well, gets good fuel economy for its size, and is noted for its less busy cabin and comfortable quarters.

The Acadia was fully redesigned in 2017 and enters 2018 with a few important updates that keep it relevant. Most notably among those changes is the availability of the third row with the All Terrain off-road package.

The 2018 Acadia is available in six trim levels. The base SL trim is a special order trim meant for fleet sales while the SLE and SLT trims have a "-1" and "-2" indicator for their trim splits. There are both two-row and three-row versions of the Acadia available and two engine options. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available.

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What We Love About the 2018 GMC Acadia:

  • Very good-looking crossover

  • Wonderful interior that really grows on the user as its appreciated

  • Good engine choices with strong returns

2018 GMC Acadia Denali Interior

What We Don't Love About the 2018 GMC Acadia:

  • Reliability is a bit of a concern here

  • Value proposition could be undercut by those seeking a specific return

  • Best rivals are all other GM vehicles


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Trim Style Engine Drive Train MSRP
SLE AWD SLE-1 4 Cylinder AWD 34600
SLE AWD SLE-2 4 Cylinder AWD 37200
SLT AWD SLT-1 V6 AWD 41600
SLT AWD SLT-2 V6 AWD 43900
Denali AWD Denali V6 AWD 47100
SL FWD SL 4 Cylinder FWD 29000
SLE FWD SLE-1 4 Cylinder FWD 32600
SLE FWD SLE-2 4 Cylinder FWD 35200
SLT FWD SLT-1 4 Cylinder FWD 38500
SLT FWD SLT-2 V6 FWD 41900
Denali FWD Denali V6 FWD 45100

Comparison of 2018 GMC Acadia with Similar Cars

2018 GMC Acadia MSRP Invoice
2018 GMC Acadia $29,000 $28,855
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