Sales of the GMC Acadia decreased 49.65 percent in the third quarter of 2018, and deliveries are down 23.3 percent in the first nine months of the year. Though GM insists that the lower sales volume across its portfolio is a result of a strategy that aims to decrease profit-sapping incentives in order to boost profits, the decrease in Acadia sales in a market that’s red hot for crossovers is worrisome. So, in what might be an effort to reverse the downward trend of the midsize crossover, GMC has introduced several attractive Acadia discounts for the month of October 2018.
GMC Acadia Incentives
Nationwide incentives on the 2018 GMC Acadia for October 2018 are as follows:
- For current owners and lessees of 1999 model year or newer non-GM vehicles:
- $4,500 total cash allowance
- For everyone:
- $5,000 bonus cash allowance
The incentives are applicable to all 2018 GMC Acadia trim levels except for SL models. The offers show that GMC is partly focused on conquesting owners of non-GMC (and non-GM) vehicles. In fact, the aforementioned incentive for non-GM owners and lessees is made possible by a $2,500 competitive purchase allowance, which is included in the $4,500 total cash allowance incentive.
As such, the Acadia appears to be one of the vehicles that runs contrary to GM’s strategy of reducing incentive spending, since the $5,000 discount represents roughly 15 percent of the SLE-1 model’s value.
For reference, the applicable 2018 GMC Acadia trim levels and their corresponding MSRPs are as follows:
- SLE-1 – $33,995
- SLE-2 – $36,395
- SLT-1 – $39,195
- SLT-2 – $43,095
- Denali – $46,695
- Must take delivery by October 31, 2018.
- Some may not qualify for the offer(s).
- Incentives are not available with special finance, lease, and some other offers.
- Incentive for the United States of America, unless otherwise specified.
- See dealer for details.
We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the vehicles and their incentives in question, but errors and misprints can happen. In addition, the manufacturer can change incentive information at any time and without notice. Always consult with your dealer regarding color availability information before making purchase decisions. GM Authority will not be held responsible for any misprints, typos or any other errors.
AboutÂ GMC Acadia
The GMC AcadiaÂ is a mid-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV). It isÂ theÂ largestÂ GMCÂ crossoverÂ currently offered, slotting above the compactÂ GMC Terrain.
The current model was introduced for the 2017Â model year and represents the secondÂ generation of the AcadiaÂ nameplate.Â It rides on theÂ GM C1 platformÂ shared with theÂ Cadillac XT5. It is expected that the upcoming, future Chevrolet Blazer will ride on the same platform. Meanwhile, the second-generationÂ Chevrolet TraverseÂ andÂ Buick EnclaveÂ use a longer-wheelbase variant of the same architecture.
Compared to its first-generation predecessor, the second-gen AcadiaÂ is an all-new vehicle that isÂ one size segmentÂ smaller, while also being sleeker,Â more modern, more tech-laden and much lighter. Despite its smaller size, the second-gen Acadia manages to retain three rows of seating and generous cargo space.
For the 2018 model year, the Acadia got a new color, automatic heated steering wheel in place of the manual heated steering wheel,Â Tire Fill Alert, some new wheels on the SLT-1 All Terrain model, as well as broader availability of the 3.6L V-6Â engine and All-Terrain package.
For the 2019 model year, the AcadiaÂ receives several new colors,Â Express Up and Down window controls for the driver's-side controls as standard on the SLE-2 and SLT-1 trims,Â the expanded availability of theÂ Ebony interior color with the All-Terrain package on the SLT trim level and the introduction of the Acadia Black Edition.
A midcycle refresh arrives for the 2020 model year that delivers updated styling, the newÂ GM 9-speed automatic transmission, a new turbo-charged 2.0L I-4 LSY engine, a new AT4 model that replaces the Acadia All Terrain, interior updates, and various other improvements.
Related News & Info
- GM news
- GM forums
- GMC AcadiaÂ information
- RunningÂ GM salesÂ results