2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Chevy Traverse

2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 GMC Acadia
2021 GMC Acadia


2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2.5L four-cylinder

Standard Engine

3.6L V6
21 mpg city; 27 mpg highway; 23 mpg combined

EPA-Estimated MPG Fuel Economy

18 mpg city; 27 mpg/highway; 21 mpg combined
7 passengers

Standard Seating Capacity

7 passengers
8-inch touchscreen system

Standard Infotainment

7-inch touchscreen system


The 2021 GMC Acadia is a top pick among Taylor drivers for its phenomenal engine power, advanced technology, and surprisingly efficient performance. If you’re in the market for a new midsize SUV, you need to know how the new GMC Acadia stacks up against popular rivals like the Chevy Traverse. In the GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse comparison below, we’ve put the specs and features of both SUVs side-by-side to help you decide whether the Traverse or Acadia is best suited for your needs.

GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse: Performance

Deciding between the Traverse or Acadia will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and towing needs in and around Southgate. If you need major towing power for a large travel trailer, you’ll benefit from the Traverse’s stronger engine. That said, the 4,000-pound Acadia towing capacity is plenty if you need to tow a smaller camper or motorized boat. The Acadia also offers significantly better efficiency at the base trim, making it the smart choice for Brownstown drivers hoping to pay less at the gas pump.

2021 GMC Acadia Performance Specs

  • Engine: 2.5L four-cylinder that delivers 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5L engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city; 27 mpg highway
  • Max Towing Capacity: 4,000 lbs

2021 Chevy Traverse Performance Specs

  • Engine: 3.6L V6 produces 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque that’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city; 27 mpg highway
  • Max Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs

GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse: Interior Dimensions

Can the Traverse or Acadia do a better job at keeping your passengers comfortable on long rides? Whether you plan on filling this summer wirth road trips or team sport excursions, you need comfortable seating and plenty of room for all your gear. As you can see from the specs below, the two SUVs look pretty similar on the inside:

2021 GMC Acadia Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: Seven Passengers
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 79.0 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 40.4 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41 inches

2021 Chevy Traverse Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: Seven to Eight Passengers
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 98.2 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 41.3 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41 inches

GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse: Interior

While both the Acadia and the Traverse are equipped with the tech essentials for convenient and connected travels in Dearborn, like 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability and Active Noise Cancellation. However, you may find that the Acadia can offer a more upscale experience:

2021 GMC Acadia Interior Highlights

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • HD rear vision camera
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • 8-inch diagonal GMC infotainment system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

2021 Chevy Traverse Interior Highlights

  • 7-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  • Cruise control
  • Comfortable front bucket seats
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Rear vision camera
  • Premium cloth seating

Test Drive a New GMC Acadia for Sale in Taylor

If you’re still on the fence about the Acadia or Traverse, the best way to make the final call is to take a test drive! Contact Moran Buick GMC or stop by our dealership near Livonia to get behind the wheel of a new GMC Acadia today. Before you head over, browse our current new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on your GMC Acadia lease or finance deal! If you’re interested in GMCs  latest model year, check out the 2022 Acadia configurations.


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