Despite the grumbling associated with a smaller vehicle, GMC got the second-generation Acadia spot on. So much so, that the crossover has set sales volume records for the last eight months straight. Having gotten the product right, GMC is giving the Acadia a few minor updates for the 2018 model year, which represents the second year of the second-gen model model.
On the outside, the 2018 GMC Acadia deletes two colors and gains one new color:
- Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
- Sparkling Silver Metallic
- Blue Steel Metallic
In addition, the 2018 Acadia replaces the 20 x 8-inch SN9 wheels with a new design of the same size, which is included in the the SLT-1 All Terrain model.
Inside, the 2018 GMC Acadia replaces the heated steering wheel with an automatic heated steering wheel. It also gets Tire Fill Alert feature, which provides visual and audible alerts outside the vehicle when inflating an under inflated tire to the recommended tire pressure.
Finally, the optional 3.6L V-6 LGX engine is now available on the SLE-1 trim level with AWD (which was not the case in 2017) and the All Terrain package is now available with 5, 6 and 7 passenger seating (it was available with 5-passenger seating only in 2017).
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.