2018 GMC Acadia

The 2018 GMC Acadia is a mainstream three-row mid-size SUV. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Traverse, the Acadia is positioned as slightly more upscale.  The GMC Acadia is slotted above the compact GMC Terrain and below the full-size GMC Yukon in the brand’s SUV lineup. Pricing for the Acadia starts at an MSRP of $29,000. Like other vehicles in the GMC lineup, the Acadia is available in the glitzy Denali trim level.

Pros: Handsome & Understated Denali trim, Spacious Cabin, Room For Up To 8, Smooth V-6

Cons: Advanced Safety Gear Optional, Efficient 4-Cylinder Only Available With Front-Wheel-Drive

Looks Best In: Ebony Twilight exterior/Cocoa/ Shale interior


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Competition: Ford ExplorerHonda Pilot, Dodge Durango, Nissan Pathfinder, Kia Sorento, Volkswagen Atlas, Acura MDX

Safety Score:  Although the 2018 GMC Acadia received good crash test ratings, it was letdown by weak headlamps in an evaluation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Summary: While its not quite the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class, the 2018 GMC Acadia is a good choice for shoppers looking for a three-row family vehicle. The high-end Denali trim is a highlight for the sleek styling details and luxurious interior it provides.

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