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Our Four Favorite Attributes of the 2018 GMC Acadia

With so many SUVs currently flooding dealership lots, it can be tough sorting through the bogus options in pursuit of the premier offerings. Fortunately, you no longer have to worry about potentially opting for the wrong nameplate. Why’s that? Well, that’s because the 2018 GMC Acadia is one of the most obvious choices in the industry. The nameplate provides all of the amenities and features that you could possibly want from your new SUV, including a spacious, comfortable interior, innovative technological features, powerful (and surprisingly efficient) engines, and a host of safety functions. Once you see everything this particular nameplate can deliver, you’ll be wondering why you even considered an alternative option in the first place.

Below, we’ve dived into each of these specific attributes of the 2018 GMC Acadia. Take a look at everything the nameplate has to offer, and you’ll be itching to pursue this striking SUV as soon as possible…

 

Interior

When pursuing an SUV, one of the most alluring attributes is the incredible interior space. If you’re attracted by this particular feature, then we’re sure you’ll be happy with the amenities and specs that the 2018 Acadia manages to deliver.

When it comes to storage, the SUV makes it more than easy to lug all of your cargo. For starters, the vehicle manages to deliver an impressive 79-cubic-feet of space when the second and third rows have been hidden. Those are incredible specs, and you’ll never struggle to fit your children’s school projects or sports equipment into the rear of your vehicle. Furthermore, those second-row seats are incredibly easy to hide (thus eliminating any inconvenience), while the under-floor cargo area provides you with an extra spot to hide your most valuable cargo (when the seats are in the place). Thanks to this specific inclusion, you’ll never think twice about leaving behind your smartphone or laptop.

Speaking of the spacious interior, the 2018 GMC Acadia offers seating options for up to five, six, or seven passengers, meaning your SUV can be a general commuter or a de facto school bus. Meanwhile, the third-row 50/50 split seats deliver maximum flexibility, allowing you to make room for both passengers and cargo. To top it all off, the Smart Slide second-row seats makes it easier than ever to access the rear of your vehicle, meaning you’ll never have to reach over seats as you’re attempting to access your cargo.

 

Technology

Speaking of the interior, the 2018 GMC Acadia’s cabin provides more than convenience and roominess. Rather, it also delivers a host of technological amenities that will be appreciated by both the driver and passengers.

The main star of the interior is the incredible eight-inch-diagonal GMC Infotainment System, which provides drivers with easy access to an assortment of notable applications. Drivers can shop around for their preferred programs via the accompanying Shop, and they can also capitalize on the available navigation system and the text message alerts. If you want full control of your phone during your commute, then you’ll appreciate the accompanying Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Thanks to this technology, drives can seamlessly connect their smartphone to their vehicle, allowing them to safely access many of their gadget’s basic functions.

Everyone will appreciate the Rear Climate Control system. Instead of hearing your rear passengers complain that the SUV is either too hot or too cold, they can adapt their area of the SUV to their ideal temperature. That way, everyone can travel in optimal comfort. Furthermore, the 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot will certainly be a popular amenity. Thanks to this inclusion, occupants can seamlessly connect to a reliable wireless internet connection at all times, allowing them to complete any necessary work while they’re on the road.

The offerings don’t end there! The brand also provided five USB ports and an available 120-volt power outlet, assuring that you can keep your gadget charged at all times. This only emphasizes how GMC’s engineers clearly considered driver and passenger enjoyment as they were designing their brand-new SUV.

 

Performance

Of course, while we’re sure you’ll be appreciating all of the interior features and amenities that GMC provides, you’ll still be focused on your ability to get from Point A to Point B. Well, thanks to the brand’s pair of available engine offerings, you won’t think twice about pushing the pedal to the metal.

The 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder SIDI Engine is the smallest of the vehicle’s two offerings, but that doesn’t mean the system should be underestimated. Rather, the unit still manages to deliver a mighty impressive 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Best of all, thanks to inclusions like Variable Valve Timing and Stop/Start Technology, drivers can anticipate a 26-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency.

The next step up is the hulking 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. If drivers are looking for the utmost power from their new SUV, then this is the perfect choice. The system is ultimately capable of delivering 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, meaning you’ll have more than enough muscle to overcome your fellow drivers. Plus, these numbers play a significant role in the SUV’s 4,000-pound towing capacity. Ultimately, this might be one of the most versatile engine offerings in the entire class, and you should think long and hard about equipping your 2018 GMC Acadia with this particular offering.

 

Options

GMC predictably allows customers to essentially build their new SUV from the ground up. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that the brand provides these buyers with the opportunity to choose from an array of noteworthy exterior paint choices. Regardless of which option you ultimately choose, we’re sure the color will help emphasize the nameplate’s exterior style and athleticism. The various options include:

  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • White Frost Tricoat
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Iridium Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Blue Steel Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Black Cherry Metallic

These choices also make their way into the vehicle’s comfortable interior, as drivers can choose from a pair of interior colors, as well: Jet Black and Cocoa Light Ash Gray. Thanks to these upholstery options (as well as the exterior paint offerings), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a pair of 2018 GMC Acadias that are exactly alike.

 

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