2018 GMC Acadia Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Iridium Metallic
MSRP
$27,867 - $40,740
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
21 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
193-310
Seats
5-7

How 2018 GMC Acadia Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4Comfort 4.3Styling 4.1Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

Although not as large or roomy as the first generation, the 2018 GMC Acadia crossover SUV is a better fit in today’s world, with a smaller body that is easier to maneuver and interior accommodations displaying a premium look and feel. Buyers can choose between 4- or 6-cylinder engines, front- or all-wheel drive and 5-, 6- or 7-passenger seating.

GMC Acadia Models & Trims

SL $27,867 - $30,602
Horsepower: 193 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLE $30,895 - $33,584
Horsepower: 193 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $30,494 - $33,495
Horsepower: 193 hp - 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Denali $37,313 - $40,740
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.67
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Benefits to the GMC Acadia.

GMC Acadia is very reliable and I have not have any problems with it so far. It is extremely comfortable and very roomy in the backseat. The bucket seats are very helpful especially with small children. The additional sunroof in the back is a great addition although it does not open. There are two drawbacks with this car. The pickup on acceleration is slow and the headlights are extremely dim at night. But overall I am very happy with the vehicle.

Nicole H
Helpful

I love the connectivity of the vehicle with my phone and it shows on the screen.

I love the space that comes with 3 rows of seats. I love the control panel and the ability to hook my phone up to the screen for navigation. I love everything about my Acadia except for the seatbelt on the drivers side. It always ends up to high and I keep pulling it off of my neck. There is no way to adjust the height. I had to buy a strap to keep it in the proper position. I feel that if an accident happened it would injure my neck.

misty b
Helpful

My Acadia I love it great to travel with the family in.

. My Acadia is perfect for my busy lifestyle it has a third row seat and has plenty of horsepower the only thing that I feel may need to be improved on is the storage when the third row is up there is very little. My favorite thing is the accuracy of the back up camera it is spot on and improve safety when having to back up I also love that it reminds you to check the back seat for children.

Mandy C
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,867 - $30,602
$30,895 - $33,584

Horsepower

Horsepower
193 (hp)
193 - 310 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
2.5L DOHC 4, 3.6L V6, SIDI, DOHC, ALL TERRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17
P245/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.5 (in.)
112.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
193.6 (in.)
193.6 (in.)

Width

Width
75.4 (in.)
75.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3956 (.lbs)
3956 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
193 (hp)
193 (hp)

Torque

Torque
188 (ft. lbs.)
188 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
100 - 400 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Daytime Running Lamps, reduced intensity low beam
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, frontal and side impact for driver and front passenger driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact, driver side knee and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling minutes) EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • GMC 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • GMC Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, GMC Smart Driver, Marketplace and more EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer GMC vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Tire Fill Alert provides audible alerts outside the vehicle when inflating an under inflated tire to the recommended tire pressure. *
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert *
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Front and Rear Park Assist (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Rear Park Assist (Included with (B26) Driver Alert Package I.) *
  • Following Distance Indicator (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning helps keep vehicle centered in sensed lane (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Forward Collision Alert (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Front Pedestrian Braking (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II) *
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Included with (B26) Driver Alert Package I.) *
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (Included with (B26) Driver Alert Package I.) *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Safety Alert Seat (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II.) *
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (Included with (BGP) Driver Alert Package II. Will be substituted with (UGN) Forward Automatic Braking when (PCH) Technology Package is ordered.)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

Fuel System, Gasoline May 31, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V358000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Colorado and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Canyon vehicles. The high pressure fuel pump may detach from its mounting flange, possibly resulting in the pump damaging the high pressure fuel line.
Consequence:
A damaged fuel line can create a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump, and high pressure fuel pipe, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18188.
Power Train Aug 22, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 22, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V516000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles and 2017-2018 GMC Acadia vehicles. The right front intermediate driveshaft may fracture and separate while driving.
Consequence:
If the front right intermediate drive shaft assembly separates while driving, the vehicle will lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. If the assembly separates while parked on a grade, without the park brake engaged, the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17329.

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