Pictured: 2018 GMC Acadia
If you’re looking for a refined, luxurious SUV, you’re probably considering the 2018 GMC Terrain and Acadia. You might also be wondering what the differences are between the two. Here at Ron Smith Buck GMC, we’ve assembled a short comparison guide to help you make the purchase that’s best for your needs.
Segment and Space
The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV, whereas the Acadia is a mid-size SUV. As a result, the Acadia is more spacious than the Terrain and accommodates up to seven passengers and boasts 79 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. The Terrain, on the other hand, comfortably seats up to five and offers 63.3 cubic feet of space behind the front row. With all seats in place, the Terrain actually edges out the Acadia and offers 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Acadia’s 12.8 cubic feet.
The Acadia offers slightly more power than the Terrain. It comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The Terrain still offers a respectable amount of power, coming equipped with a standard 1.5-liter turbo engine that pumps out 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles have engine upgrade options.
Both the Acadia and Terrain offer about the same interior tech options, including comparable infotainment and smartphone integration options.
The 2018 Terrain design is new for the latest model year, offering a fresh, bold look that’s bound to stand apart. The Terrain is a dependable small SUV that’s great for families and a wide range of drivers, and the 2018 model year will include smoother contours and a less boxy style. Not only will this improve aerodynamics, but it also gives the Terrain a refined look that will impress both family and friends.
According to The Oakland Press, the Terrain is shorter and lighter than the previous model year, and the Denali trim will have a satin-chrome grille, LED lighting, and signature alloy wheels. The front end is remarkably different, with new lines around the grille and front headlights that make the exterior changes stand out.
The interior also has some changes. Matt Myftiu at The Oakland Press notes that the GMC Terrain is “one of the most comfortable SUVs you will find on the market,” and that the Terrain is “surprisingly roomy for a small SUV.” In other words, the Terrain is compact without sacrificing comfort.
Other great features include a tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to complement the bold exterior, while a nine-speed transmission provides a smooth ride. You can also opt for all-wheel drive if you want a little added control on slippery surfaces.
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Looking for your next SUV or truck to start out the year right? If your resolution was to find a safe, dynamic, and tech-savvy vehicle, then look no further than these GMC top models for the New Year.
2017 GMC Sierra 1500
This full-size pickup from GMC is outfitted with top-notch technology, like the Rear Seat Reminder which sounds when the rear doors are opened. Get the MyGMC mobile app and enjoy features like remote starts and performance monitoring.
2017 GMC Terrain
Classy and family-friendly, the Terrain offers a confidence-inspiring safety package, including the Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist. This powerful and convenient technology can detect small objects up to 8 feet away.
2017 GMC Acadia
The Acadia is a roomy and powerful SUV from GMC that is not only capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds, but also features Tow Vision Trailering system. It’s a rear vision camera that uses guidelines in the display to help you tow with ease.
2017 GMC Yukon
Capable of accommodating 9 passengers with plenty of room to spare, the Yukon is a premier full-size SUV. High-tech features abound on the Yukon, especially in the area of safety. For instance, the Yukon is available with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist.