Automotive Review: GMC's midsize Acadia

The front view of the Acadia

The 2018 Acadia is a versatile and stylish midsize crossover that is positioned between GMC’s compact Terrain and full-size Yukon.

With a base price of $29,995, the Acadia is available in four trims: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. Depending on the model, the GMC Acadia is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating.

Acadia highlights

Acadia All Terrain is offered on SLE and SLT AWD models. All Terrain models are distinguished with a body-color grille surround, dark chrome trim and unique wheels. Inside is exclusive five-passenger seating.

The premium model is the Acadia Denali. Stylish cues distinguish the Acadia Denali from the other models. Like all Denali models, it features a signature Denali grille. Acadia Denali also features 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and is available in eight exterior colors.

Maximum cargo room for all Acadia models is 79 cubic feet. For models with three rows, the cargo room behind the third row is listed as 12.8 cubic feet. Additionally, legroom is listed as 39.7 inches for the second row and 31.1 inches for the third row.

Inside, Acadia trim levels feature five unique interior color combinations, as well as the option of premium cloth or leather-appointed seating.

Under the hood

For 2018, a 2.5L engine is standard, offering fuel economy averages of 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city for FWD models. Additionally, the 2.5L engine produces 193 horsepower and 188 foot-pounds of torque.

A 3.6L V-6 engine is also available. It produces 310 horsepower and 271 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy averages for the 3.6L engine are 25 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city for FWD models.

Both of the Acadia’s engines are paired to six-speed automatic transmissions.


The GMC Acadia is produced at General Motors’ Spring Hill (Tennessee) assembly facility. To learn more about the 2018 GMC Acadia, visit your local Southeast Texas GMC dealer or log on to