2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 Chevrolet Traverse


2020 GMC Acadia
3.6L V6

Standard Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder
310 hp


193 hp
9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
Up to 18 mpg/city & 27 mpg/hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

Up to 21 mpg/city & 28 mpg/hwy
5,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
98.2 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

79 cubic feet

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 GMC Acadia

If you’re searching for a new SUV in the Waterford area, you may be considering the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse or 2020 GMC Acadia. While the Acadia offers a range of exciting features, it’s outperformed by the new Chevy Traverse in more than one category. Equipped with a stronger engine and extra space for up to one additional passenger, the Traverse is sure to meet your family needs. Compare the Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia below to learn more about these popular SUVs!

Traverse vs. Acadia: Performance Specs

Both SUVs offer impressive performance. The Traverse is slightly less fuel-efficient than the Acadia but offers an engine that’s more than 100-hp stronger. It’s also capable of towing up to 1,000 pounds more than the Acadia. Compare their performance specs below:

2020 Chevy Traverse Performance Specs: 

  • Base engine: 3.6L V6 engine
  • Engine power: 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy: Up to 18/27 city/highway mpg
  • Towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds
  • Available all-wheel drive

2020 GMC Acadia Performance Specs: 

  • Base engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • Engine power: 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy: Up to 21/28 city/highway mpg
  • Towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available 310 hp 3.6L V6 engine

Traverse vs. Acadia: Interior Dimensions

If you’re considering the Chevy Traverse vs. GMC Acadia, you probably travel with rear-seat passengers and need plenty of space. Not only does the Traverse offer seating for up to eight people, but its cargo and passenger volumes are much greater than what you’ll find in the Acadia. Here’s a quick look at their interior dimensions:

2020 Chevy Traverse Interior Dimensions: 

  • Seating Capacity: 7 to 8 people
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 98.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume with Seats Up: 23 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 157.2 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 41 inches

2020 GMC Acadia Interior Dimensions: 

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 79 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume with Seats Up: 12.8 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 143.8 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 41 inches

Traverse vs. Acadia: Highlighted Features

Both Chevrolet and GMC are owned by General Motors, so you’ll find many of the same standard and optional features for the Traverse and Acadia:

  • Standard on Both: Bluetooth®, navigation, keyless ignition, split-folding folding rear seats, and a rearview camera
  • Available on Both: Adaptive cruise control, parking assistance, an infotainment system with satellite radio, sunroof, and heated/cooled front seats

When you dig a little deeper, however, you’ll notice that only the Traverse comes standard with carpeted front and rear floor mats, 6-way driver’s seat, driver lumbar support, and cargo tie-downs.

Test Drive the New Traverse at John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc.

If you have more questions about the new Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia, contact us online or give us a call at (248) 795-1841. While you’re here, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials for offers on new Chevy SUVs like the Traverse in the Lake Orion area!

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