Amongst the midsize family crossovers, the new 2018 GMC Acadia Denali stands tall due to, among other things, its premium interior, a comfortable and smooth ride quality, and a generous passenger space. Additionally, it comes with multiple interior configurations and a long list of available features. The GMC Acadia Denali review below is as comprehensive as it can be, read on for more info regarding its release date, price, engine specs, and exterior/exterior redesigns.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali Release Date & Price
While pricing has been released, the Acadia Denali release date remains speculative at least as of this writing, but according to some rumors we can expect it in the first quarter of 2018. That said, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $44,920 for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model. Leasing is an option as well.
New for the 2018 Acadia Denali is its improved fuel economy ratings, lightweight body, and a smaller body dimensions than before. For the American family, the Acadia Denali has remained a top pick thanks to a myriad of strengths such as impressive utility functions and features. It is stylish, elegant, and an abundance of upscale features. It is especially ideal for large families that are looking to be driven in comfort and style.
The exterior design is handsome and evokes a sense of premium belonging. As already mentioned, the new 2018 GMC Acadia Denali redesign brings about smaller dimensions than the model it is replacing. It is now 3” narrower, 7” shorter, and 4” lower. The result of this is a slight reduction of cargo volume, passenger space, and third-row legroom. Unlike its predecessor which maxed out at eight passengers, the new one is shy of one bringing it to seven.
Under the hood, the new GMC Acadia Denali 2018 comes with a 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that is rated at a whopping 310 horsepower @6,600rpm, and 271 pounds-feet of torque @5,000rpm. This mill comes hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that sends all the power to all the wheels. Fuel economy ratings have improved a tad bit to 18/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Furthermore, safety features have been updated and now include features such as Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, child seat anchors, auto-delay off headlights, emergency braking assist, front foglights, and passenger airbag occupant sensing.
Other vehicles available as alternatives to the GMC Acadia Denali include Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali Changes in Interior & Exterior Design
Some of the available features offered for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model include adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam control, a navigation system, a 360-degree multi-view camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, and a 360-degree multi-view camera.
More features available on the owners-manual can be expected on its release date, as General Motors is yet to make the final list of features available to us.
2018 GMC Acadia Denali Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2018 Acadia Denali, as previously mentioned, is a brawny 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 310 horsepower and 271 pounds-feet of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed shiftable automatic system. The AWD is standard.
Some of the safety features available for the top-of-the-line GMC Acadia include dusk sensing headlights, engine immobilizer, traction and stability control, 4-wheel ABS, adaptive cruise control, front and side airbags, lane assist, pedestrian detection and mitigation, emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring, front dricing lights, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Though we expect remarkable results for its occupants’ safety, NHTSA is yet to provide the results of such tests. Keep checking for the updates.