2017, 2018 GMC Acadia Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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GMC Acadia Prices - How Much is a GMC Acadia?
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What’s New for 2018
The 2018 GMC Acadia was completely redesigned in 2017, so not many changes have been made to the 2018 model. In 2017, the Acadia shrank in total size and in weight but still maintained almost the same amount of interior space. This year, the high-powered engine choice that was previously available only on higher-level trims is now available on all all-wheel-drive models for an upgrade fee. One of the luxury packages removed the third row of passenger seating entirely in previous years, but now includes the option to keep that third row of seating.
2018 GMC Acadia Options and Trim Packages
Like most GMC SUVs and large cars, the 2018 GMC Acadia comes in four trim levels, though both of the mid-tier trims have two sub-options. Options for the different trims include two engine types, each paired with the same six-speed automatic transmission. The basic engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that manages an impressive 193 horsepower with 188 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful, upgraded option is a V6 with 3.6 liters of capacity and 310 hp and 270 lb-ft.
- The base SL trim of the 2018 GMC Acadia is a built-to-order car, meaning that you’ll specify what you want and a GMC factory will build it completely fresh. The SL offers a 6- or 7-seat passenger configuration as well as a height-adjustable driver seat. GMC’s great infotainment system is also included, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto synchronization, a 7-inch touchscreen, and OnStar with a wi-fi hotspot and 4G LTE. The speaker system sounds above average, with six speakers that accurately produce sound throughout the cabin.
- The next trim up from the SL is the SLE-1. This is one of two SLE trims available, and adds built-in satellite radio and LED running lights (an upgrade from the SL’s halogen-only lights). The SLE-2 is the other SLE trim available, which adds significantly more options. Here, you can get 18-inch wheels, captain’s row chairs, remote engine start, and even heated front seats. A package option is available for the SLE-2 called the Driver Alert I package, which adds cross-traffic alerts and blind-spot monitoring to the infotainment system.
- Moving up the scale from the SLE trims are the SLT trims. The SLT-1 trim automatically adds the Driver Alert I package as well as auto-dimming rearview mirrors. All the seat upholstery is replaced with leather upholstery and the two front seats become power-adjustable. The six-speaker system is replaced with an eight-speaker Bose system as well. The SLT-2 trim introduces 20-inch wheels and the aforementioned V6 engine. It also has the option to upgrade to the Driver Alert II package, which includes front collision warning, automatic high beams, and more safety features for the driver to be alerted to.
- The most decked-out trim of the 2018 GMC Acadia is the Denali, which turns the crossover SUV into a luxury crossover. The wheels are polished and the headlights now use xenon high-intensity discharge lights. The steering wheel is heated and a heads-up display is available that can be fully customized. The optional Technology package adds a 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control.
The GMC Acadia drives like a smaller car while maintaining enough space to fit multiple passengers comfortably. Turns are a pleasure with this crossover, and you’ll never have to worry about interior space. The Acadia should definitely be at the top of your list of crossover SUVs to test drive.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base GMC Acadia invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All GMC Acadia MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.