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The 2018 GMC Acadia is making a bold statement across Eastern Iowa and we're excited to break down all the details about this exciting model! This is one of our favorite vehicles and love helping people pick out which Acadia is best for them. We help SUV buyers from Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Iowa City and all over the midwest with purchasing and maintaining their GMC Acadia! SUVs have become one of the most favored vehicle types over the past decade or so and GMC has always been a leader in the SUV market. 2018 has witnessed even the hardcore sedan and sports car makers come up with their own SUVs to try and get people to buy their vehicle over the Acadia, but people still choose the Acadia! GMC has been in the SUV market for quite a long time, and their experience in the field has made them quite acquainted with what the customer look forwards in an SUV in 2018.

2018 GMC Acadia: An Overview

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The GMC Acadia is their latest addition to the SUV lineup, and it does not disappoint. The Acadia lineup has seen a reduction in weight and size over the past years where the majority of the SUVs become bulkier. We can see that the pre-2017 models of the Acadia were able to seat 8 passengers while the 2017 version could only do with 7. The same trend is carried over to the 2018 model as it also seats 7 passengers. But compared to the 2017 model, the 2018 Acadia looks sportier and gains on a few more features. Right off the bat, you can see the sleek and aerodynamic design changes that set the new version from the old. However, the differences aren't just only restricted to the exterior.

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Notable Changes

  • A 3.6-liter V6 outputting 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft.
  • New Aerodynamic exterior design
  • New Color Option for SLT-1 and Up: Blue Steel Metalic
  • Redesigned SN9 20x8-inch Wheels
  • Hill-Decent Control and Active Clutch

Trim Levels

SL Model

Simply put, this is the cheapest way to get your hands on a GMC Acadia. However, you are not missing out on creature comforts as it comes with keyless entry and starts, humidity sensor, climate control, 7-inch infotainment system, six-speaker audio system and an OnStar Basic for five years.

SLE-1 Model

This version of the Acadia costs around $33.535 and comes with all the features of SL plus some added extras. This model comes with DRLs or Daytime Running Lamps and includes a spare tire.

SLE-2 Model

If you think that the SLE - 1 does not have considerable upgrades, then SLE-2 will surely win you over. The SLE-2 comes with programmable liftgate, silver roof rails, fog lamps and remote start. These features come in addition to all the included SLE-1 features. The MSRP comes in at $36,155.

SLT-1 Model

With SLE-1 and SLE-2, the Acadia covers all the standard features, but if you want to take the feature and comfort level up a notch, then the SLT models are perfect. They are made to give the user a premium feel and rightfully does so with an eight-speaker system by BOSE, an 8-inch infotainment system. The major upgrade comes in as the Driver Alert Package 1, that includes Blind Zone Alert & Lane Change Alert, Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The MSRP on this trim is $39,435.

SLT-2 Model

SLT-2 is an upgrade over the SLT-1 model that comes with SIDI DOHC 3.6-liter V6 engine equipped with Variable valve timing. In addition to the bigger more powerful engine, the trim comes with driver alert 2. It includes Front Pedestrian Detection and Braking, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Front and Rear Park Assist, IntelliBeam headlamps, Following Distance Indicator, Safety Alert Driver Seat, and Forward Collison Alert. If safety is your priority, then SLT-2 serves you best. The price tag on the SLT-2 is $42,835.

Denali Model

Denali when you want your Acadia in its most luxurious form, it doesn't get better than the Denali. In addition to the features, you will have in SLT-2, the Denali comes with an 8-inch enhanced driver information screen, heated leather steering wheel with controls, and power tilt and telescopic steering column. You can have your Acadia in Denali trim for an MSRP of $45,995. Users can choose between AWD (All Wheel Drive) and FWD (Front Wheel Drive) for each respective trim levels. The same choice goes for the two engine variants. Are you in search for an SUV that ticks all the right boxes and still comes with an affordable price tag, Acadia 2018 is the one to choose.

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What Our Customers Say

Chris George is an awesome salesman! He sold me a 2017 GMC Acadia and he knows his stuff and doesn't bring high pressure to a single woman shopping for a vehicle. I love my new Acadia- thanks Chris!

Deb Harrison



We just purchased a 2016 GMC Acadia Denali . So far our experience with our dealer and dealership have been nothing but top rate. Until this vehicle we have owned nothing but Chrysler products but after checking out the Acadias I was won over to the GMC's . I would recommend if you are looking for a new vehicle at least give them a test drive ... They are great vehicles . McGrath has been great to deal with an their staff have been nothing but top rate .

RD Barrett

Mt.Vernon, IA