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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Chevy Traverse

2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Chevy Traverse

2021 GMC Acadia

vs.

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

While both the 2021 GMC Acadia and 2021 Chevy Traverse are GM-built three-row SUVs, these two vehicles appeal to very different types of Cedar Park and Austin drivers. So if you’ve been waiting at the precipice of a decision for a while on whether the Traverse or Acadia is best for you or your Round Rock-area family, we’re here to help. Contact us now for additional information on the Traverse vs. Acadia or continue reading to learn more about how these family-friendly crossover SUVs compare across the categories!

 

 

Traverse or Acadia: Power & Efficiency

The GMC Acadia and the Chevy Traverse both have plenty to offer for the 2021 model year, including impressive performance and fuel efficiency. But which of these attributes you value more will have an effect on whether the Traverse or Acadia is likely to be more appealing to you. Why is that? Well, the new GMC Acadia comes standard with a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder standard engine, while the Chevy Traverse has a more powerful six-cylinder standard engine. If you value efficiency, go for the Acadia. If you value power, go for the Traverse, or the Acadia with an upgraded engine!

2021 GMC Acadia Performance Details

  • Engine: 2.5L four-cylinder that puts out 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway

2021 Chevy Traverse Performance Details

  • Engine: 3.6L V6 that makes 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highwa

Traverse or Acadia: Interior Specs & Dimensions

Whether you need to cart your family around Pflugerville in style or are just looking for a practical people-hauler to get the job done, the GMC Acadia and the Chevy Traverse are both compelling options. Here’s what these two SUVs have to offer with regard to interior space:

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

Traverse or Acadia: Technology & Safety

The Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia are well-matched when it comes to standard technology & safety features. Both offer standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability and Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter ride in Killeen. That said, the Acadia is decidedly more upscale than the Traverse to begin with — one of its major draws. Here are some features highlights for the 2021 Acadia vs. Traverse to see just what we mean:

2021 GMC Acadia Highlights

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

2021 Chevy Traverse Highlights

  • Comfortable front bucket seats
  • Passenger Sensing System & Rear Seat Reminder
  • 7-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  • Cruise control
  • …And more!

Compare the GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse More in Round Rock

You’ve now had a chance to compare the GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse on a surface level. But there’s so much more to explore! Whenever you’re ready, check out our new Acadia inventory online so you can explore photos and specs in real-time for vehicles we have in-stock! Then, check out our new vehicle specials to see how much you could save on your next family SUV!

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