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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 GMC Acadia

3.6 Liter V6

Standard Engine

2.5 Liter 4-cylinder
310 pounds


193 pounds
9-speed automatic transmission


9-speed automatic transmission
5,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
18 city/27 highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

22 city/27 highway
98.2 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

79.0 cubic feet

Starting MSRP



Los Banos buyers that are the market for a mid-sized SUV should take a look at the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. the 2021 GMC Acadia when shopping. The Traverse vs. Acadia are both excellent vehicles but one stands out in every category. Read ahead to take a closer look at how these two Chevy vs. GMC SUVs compare, then visit Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock to drive home your new SUV.

Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia: Performance Specifications

Modesto drivers looking to purchase a new SUV with pep and powerful towing capabilities will be impressed with the Traverse’s performance specifications and the price. Notably, the Chevy Traverse has a 3.6L V6 engine on its base model, and GMC has that engine on higher, pricier trim levels.  Take a look at how Traverse vs. Acadia do against each other in terms of performance and price:

2021 Chevrolet Traverse at $29,800* MSRP

  • Engine: 3.6 Liter V6
  • Transmission: 9-speed transmission
  • Horsepower: 310 pounds
  • Maximum towing capacity: 5,000 pounds
  • EPA estimated* city/highway MPG: up to 18 city/27 highway MPG

2021 GMC Acadia at $33,900* MSRP

  • Engine: 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 193 pounds
  • Maximum towing capacity: 4,000 pounds
  • EPA estimated* city/highway MPG: up to 22 city/27 highway MPG

The Chevrolet Traverse is not only less expensive, but it is also more potent than the Acadia. The Acadia’s only edge in the Chevy vs. GMC comparison is the city driving gas mileage in the GMC is slightly better than the Traverse.

Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia:terior Dimensions

A powerful engine is great, but a powerful engine combined with a roomy interior is a definite perk. Take a look to see how the Traverse vs. Acadia does against each other on the inside:

2021 Chevrolet Traverse

  • Seating Capacity: 9 passengers
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Head Room (inches): 41.3/40.0/38.2
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Leg Room (inches): 41.0/38.4/33.5
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Shoulder Room (inches): 62.1/62.2/57.5
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Hip Room (inches): 58.1/56.9/48.5
  • Maximum Cargo Space (cubic feet): 98.2

2021 GMC Acadia

  • Seating Capacity: 6 passenger
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Head Room (inches): 40/39.6/37.2
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Leg Room (inches): 41/38.4/29.7
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Shoulder Room (inches): 59.4/58.7/54.3
  • Front Row/Second Row/Third Row Hip Room (inches): 55.7/53.3/42.9
  • Maximum Cargo Space (cubic feet): 79.0

The Chevy Traverse has more room for seating, comfort, and hauling cargo around Ceres than the Acadia, making this SUV stand out again

Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia: Features

When it comes to features appointed to each SUV, the Chevy vs. GMC are comparable. Neither is a standout, but they both are well-appointed, which highlights the price difference. The Chevrolet vs. GMC share standard features:

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Hidden storage
  • MyChevrolet connected services
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Rearview camera

Visit Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock Today to Check Out Chevrolet vs. GMC SUV

Contact us with any remaining questions you may have, then schedule an appointment and come to our dealership in Turlock for a test drive. We look forward to helping you find the SUV that fits your needs and budget.

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