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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Acadia Updates

Found this on GM Authority if anyone is interested in the 18MY:


On the outside, the 2018 GMC Acadia deletes two colors and gains one new color:


Deleted Colors


Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic

Sparkling Silver Metallic


Adding


Blue Steel Metallic


In addition, the 2018 Acadia replaces the 20 x 8-inch SN9 wheels with a new design of the same size, which is included in the the SLT-1 All Terrain model. Inside, the 2018 GMC Acadia replaces the heated steering wheel with an automatic heated steering wheel. It also gets Tire Fill Alert feature, which provides visual and audible alerts outside the vehicle when inflating an under inflated tire to the recommended tire pressure. Finally, the optional 3.6L V-6 LGX engine is now available on the SLE-1 trim level with AWD (which was not the case in 2017) and the All Terrain package is now available with 5, 6 and 7 passenger seating (it was available with 5-passenger seating only in 2017) Kind of, meh, in my opinion.

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I was hoping for the 8 speed transmission in 2018. Maybe in 2019.

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I was hoping for the 8 speed transmission in 2018. Maybe in 2019.
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It has been terrible on Dodge products, the 6 speed is already a PITA and should have stayed at 4 speed.
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Why?

It has been terrible on Dodge products, the 6 speed is already a PITA and should have stayed at 4 speed.
Some folks think running efficiency is better with more speeds offered in a transmission. I call on that 'theory!' It has yet to be proven.

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Some folks think running efficiency is better with more speeds offered in a transmission. I call on that 'theory!' It has yet to be proven.
It can be better when load is light and engine speed can be lowered, however the opposite becomes true when under heavy load... if you slow the engine down too much you need more fuel to push the same weight. I downshift and hold a lower gear when towing, speed up the engine, keep the transmission cool, and use far less fuel.

I often try to explain to people, attempt to ride a bicycle up a hill in the top gear.... have fun!

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