The Acadia SLT-1 is a great suv. It rides smooth and quiet. The spacious interior is wonderful for family trips. Each passenger has personal space, a cup holder, front and rear air, and USB ports. This instrument panel looks nice and is easy to use.
We went from a 15' Traverse that was well equipped and loaded to our liking. Only reason we moved out of it was the mileage and the depreciation value once you enter said mileage. We chose to go with the 18' GMC Acadia because we did not like the new look or feel of the new Traverse's. We test drove one and it was awful. They are strikingly similar to the Ford Explorers as well - no thank you. Anyway - we loved the look and feel of the Acadia! It's been an ok ride - not one I would purchase ever again. Ours is currently at the dealer with a whole list of problems! Back window leaking, cup holders popped or never installed correctly, the dash in the windshield area popping up when it gets hot, the recirculate air smells like wet gym socks, one door handle the wrong color and scratches we never noticed when we took delivery until after I took it through the car wash - boom, there they were. Those said scratches are near the door handle that isn't the same color of the car. Just this past week, a weird noise started when starting the car like the starter is on it's way out. The drop in value itself is absolutely sickening as well! We pay $40,000+ for these vehicles yet they darn near drop in half with as little as 5000 miles on them yet dealers are still selling them at high dollar price tags but trade in values/resale values are a joke! The auto industry is clearly robbing people, no question about it and it should be illegal what they're doing and getting away with! Conclusion - I will not ever purchase another GMC again! They're very cheaply made compared to my previous Traverse. The molding inside is very sensitive and scratches very easily which is insane considering these are suppose to be family vehicles (hello, kids....??) The rear bumper also gets scratches very easily - insanely poor quality if you ask me and GMC is suppose to be your higher end brands - not at all! Very disappointed in GM and plan to call them with all our complaints! If we have one more issue with this 2018 Acadia - next we'll be acquiring a lawyer in the event we have purchased a LEMON! I have no problem holding GM accountable and can afford to do so!
Outstanding ride & fuel economy. Will also be pulling the Acadia behind our motor home. Can tow 4 wheels down. Acceleration from a stop is a little slow but punch it at any speed & it has great getup & go. GM had several rebates so we were able to purchase the 2018 for very little more than a used 2017.
If you enjoy the former acadia, you will find the 2018 models not to your expectations. Ride performance is not up to it. Small size means rougher riding. Body shudders when riding over expansion jouints on roadway. Michigan roads will destroy this vehicle. Young people will love all the electronic in the dashboard which becons to be a constant attraction. Beyound that it seems to be an alright small vehicle at a high price.
Air-conditioning terrible I’ve drove the car for 500 miles the air conditioning stopped working ,may related to the rear of the evaporator . Which is the same problem my previous 2015 Arcadia had. You would’ve thought they resolve that problem but apparently not