If you are looking for the mid-size crossover SUV which offers the real luxury combined with the refined drive quality, good performance and modern technology but also comes with the three rows of seats, the 2018 GMC Acadia Denali should definitely be on your consideration list. This range-topping version of this model offers unique styling with signature styling elements, top-notch interior and the newest tech and safety features.
New for 2018:
There should not be any significant change in the 2018 Acadia. The 2017 model year brought the second generation of this model with improvements in all areas. The new -gen Acadia is both smaller and lighter which also translates to better mileage. Its styling is also more attractive while all modern tech and safety features are available. An upgraded V6 and new base engine are also the steps forward. So, the 2018 model year could only bring some incremental tech and safety upgrades and new color options.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali: Styling
From the visual point of view, the 2018 GMC Acadia Denali combines unique styling elements, additional application of chrome with GMC’s unmistakable design approach. The truck-like look that is defined by the squared-off fenders and angular elements is toned-down with the smooth, flowing character line and more sculpted profile.
The unique Denali grille also distinguishes this high-end version from the lower trims. It also adds bright aluminum 20-inch wheels adorned with silver accents. The xenon headlights with signature LED daytime running also adds to model’s premium appearance. This version also has more chrome on its rear side including dual chrome exhaust outputs.
Inside, all Acadias are refined and flexible. However, the Denali trim brings everything to the higher level. This version includes premium leather upholstery combined with the real wood and brushed aluminum accents. It also offers heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row, tri-zone climate control, power adjustable front seats, heated and power steering wheel, etc.
The IntelliLink system also provides the latest infotainment innovations. It comes with the 8-inch center screen, and smartphone interface. The model also includes the premium sound system, 4G Wi-Fi, and plenty of advanced safety systems. It available with the surround view cameras, adaptive cruise control, and other safety systems which become the regular part of modern SUVs.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali: Performance
Under the hood, of the 2018 GMC Acadia Denali will be the 3.6-liter V-6 engine which was upgraded for the 2017 models year. This engine delivers balanced mix of power and efficiency. It can produce 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. The engine works in combination with the six-speed automatic transmission and all Acadais include the Traction Select system.
With this power hardware, the Acadia needs around 6.5 seconds in the 60-mph run. On the other hand, the fuel economy is around 21 mpg combined.
However, the Denali trim also offers an optional ride and handling package. It includes special-tuned suspension and adaptive dampers.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali: Availability, Price
The 2018 GMC Acadia Denali should be available by the end of this year. It should cost from about $45, 000.