Terrain vs Acadia comparison

2020 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia


Starting MSRP



Up to 7
63.3 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

79.0 cubic feet
252 hp

Horsepower Max

310 hp
26 city/30 hwy mpg

Fuel Economy

21 city/27 hwy mpg
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds

Finding an SUV that is equally as capable on off-road trails as it is on Bartow streets can be a challenge but not when you’re comparing two GMC SUVs. After all, the GMC SUV lineup presents many of the most recognizable SUVs in America.

Those looking for a midsize SUV often compare the 2020 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia. The Terrain is a more compact SUV with two rows of seating, while the midsize Acadia offers three rows for more space. But there’s more to the story than that! Compare the 2020 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia with Kelley Automotive Group today.

2020 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Price

Winter Haven SUV shoppers all have different checklists for what they want in a new car, but no matter what, they want a model that fits their budget. If you’re after affordability, the new GMC Terrain comes in at a lower starting price than the Acadia:

  • 2020 GMC Terrain Starting MSRP: $25,000
  • 2020 GMC Acadia Starting MSRP: $29,800

Of course, with the higher price of the new GMC Acadia comes more interior room and heightened performance levels. We’ll talk more about that, below.

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Interior Room

How much cabin space does your family need for Auburndale travels? If you’re currently driving a sedan that’s starting to feel a little cramped, the two-row GMC Terrain provides a nice step up without taking on too much vehicle. If you’re already in a small SUV and are just looking for extra seating or a larger cargo area, the three-row Acadia may be ideal. Torn between the Terrain vs. Acadia with regard to space? Take a closer look at the respective interior specs for each SUV, below:

2020 GMC Terrain

  • 5-passenger seating
  • 63.3 cubic feet max. cargo space

2020 GMC Acadia

  • 7-passenger seating
  • 79.0 cubic feet max. cargo space

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Engine Output

Whether you’re traversing roads less traveled or heading out for a weekend on the lake, both of these GMC SUVs are built to keep up. However, being a larger SUV, the GMC Acadia offers a bit more standard engine power and towing capacity than the smaller GMC Terrain:

  • Horsepower: The GMC Terrain maxes out at 252 hp, while the GMC Acadia takes things up a notch with 310 hp maximum.
  • Fuel Economy: This is where the Terrain has the advantage, earning an extra 3 miles for every gallon on the highway and 5 extra miles in the city.
  • Towing Capacity: The Terrain can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, while the Acadia maxes out at 4,000 pounds.

Acadia or Terrain? Decide atKelley Automotive Group!

Whether you end up taking home an Acadia or Terrain to Auburndale, you’ll find both models in our extensive GMC inventory available at Kelley Automotive Group! We’re also comparing the new 2021 Buick Encore vs. Chevy Trax. Contact us to arrange a test drive today, and be sure to take a moment to browse our new vehicle specials for a fantastic price.

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