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2019 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2019 GMC Acadia

Three-row crossovers have become some of the most popular family vehicles on the market. Many Salinas GMC and Seaside Chevrolet shoppers will decide between the 2019 GMC Acadia and 2019 Chevy Traverse. Although these SUVs are mechanically similar, there are also some key differences to consider. Let’s take a closer look at how they compare. 

When it comes to performance, a lighter design gives the 2019 GMC Acadia an advantage over the 2019 Chevy Traverse. The V6-powered Acadia recorded a quick 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds. Meanwhile, expect the V6-powered Traverse to hit 60 mph in around 6.7 seconds. 

Ride Comfort
The 2019 Chevy Traverse’s suspension does a good job of soaking up bumps in the road. However, an optional Continuously Variable Real-Time Damping Suspension enables the 2019 GMC Acadia deliver an especially controlled ride. Advanced sensors enable this suspension to instantly detect changes in the road surface

Compare Price

Both of these SUVs bring a lot of value to the table. However, the 2019 GMC Acadia has a lower Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Prices start at an attractive $29,000. Meanwhile, Chevy lists the 2019 Traverse with a starting MSRP of $29,930. When buying a new Acadia, look forward to saving at least $930.

Compare Fuel Economy

In terms of efficiency, the 2019 GMC Acadia ranks among the class leaders. While a powerful V6 engine is available, its standard four-cylinder engine promotes a more efficient performance around town. Expect the Acadia to return an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city. This is better than 2019 Chevrolet Traverse’s EPA city rating of 18 mpg city. Over time, you can expect the Acadia to save you a lot of extra money.  View Acadia Inventory


Because of the 2019 GMC Acadia’s shorter length, drivers will find it to be a bit easier to maneuver in tight spots. It has a turning diameter of 38.7 feet. By comparison, the 2019 Chevy Traverse has a turning diameter of 39 feet. 

Like the 2019 GMC Acadia, the 2019 Chevy Traverse comes loaded with a competitive number of standard features. Highlights include an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support, and a backup camera. While both SUVs offer upgrades like ventilated front seats a premium sound system, only the Acadia offers a rear-seat entertainment system. This feature promises to make family road trips more enjoyable for kids, who can stay entertained by playing video games and watching movies. 

Exterior styling is among the biggest differences between these SUVs. The 2019 GMC Acadia has a more upscale character. Some car shoppers will prefer the Acadia’s grille design, which has an especially sleek profile. C-shaped LED running lights also help the Acadia’s front fascia to stand out. Featuring 20-inch polished wheels and a unique grille, the Acadia Denali has an especially luxurious look. 

In The End

The 2019 Chevy Traverse has many outstanding qualities. However, it loses this comparison. Not only does the 2019 GMC Acadia have a lower starting price and save more fuel, but it also offers a more luxurious ride.