The 2018 Acadia Has Room Watsonville GMC Driver's Families And Then Some

If you’re in the market for a great crossover for the family that will hold five, six or seven passengers, we think you should place the 2018 GMC Acadia at the top of your shopping list. This midsize crossover is known for its spacious cabin, long list of standard features and outstanding safety scores. Its base four-cylinder engine delivers excellent fuel economy. The folks at the local area Watsonville GMC dealers tell us that customers are particularly impressed by the Acadia’s carlike handling.

The 2018 Acadia rides on the same platform as the Cadillac XT5. You’ll find it to be very maneuverable and user-friendly. There’s plenty of interior space, and you can easily fold both back rows flat to add room for storage.

The 2018 GMC Acadia is offered in four trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. The SL is a custom-order model, which means if you order it, there will be a wait while it’s being built. The SLE has two sub-trims: SLE-1 and SLE-2. Likewise, the SLT is also split into two subtrims: SLT-1 and SLT-2. Depending on which model you choose, the Acadia is available in a two-row configuration that seats five, or with three rows that seat six or seven. 

Kelley Blue Book was enthusiastic about the 2018 GMC Acadia. They wrote: "Although not as large or roomy as the first generation, the 2018 GMC Acadia crossover SUV is a better fit in today's world, with a smaller body that is easier to maneuver and interior accommodations displaying a premium look and feel. … Unlike its truck-ish siblings, however, the Acadia has a softer side with a taut suspension for better handling."

SL, SLE and SLT-1 trims are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 193 horsepower and 188 lb.-ft. of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine that’s good for an impressive 310 hp and 271 lb.-ft. is standard on the SLT-2 and Denali and available on the SLE-1 with AWD, the SLE-2 and the SLT-1. Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the four-cylinder engine is 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models, while all-wheel-drive models return 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway.* Fuel economy for the V6 checks in at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway with FWD and 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway with AWD.

Watsonville GMC Families Ride In Style In The 2018 GMC Acadia

The SL trim includes plenty of features, including tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, power assists, keyless unlock and start, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support, five-year OnStar Basic, five USB ports and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Also standard is a rear-seat safety alert that prevents drivers from leaving kids in the vehicle. Opt for the SLE or SLT trims and you’ll get leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a Bose audio system, a navigation setup, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Satellite Radio and Intellilink. The Denali trim gets new driver assists and exclusive styling and convenience features.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.