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2020 Traverse vs Acadia

2020 Chevy Traverse vs. GMC Acadia

2020 Chevy Traverse


2020 GMC Acadia
98.2 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

79 cubic feet
5,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
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

Houma, LA drivers who are researching the latest large SUVs have probably found themselves thinking about the 2020 Chevy Traverse vs. GMC Acadia matchup. These vehicles offer considerable benefits and competitive specs, so Trapp Chevrolet looks at the important details distinguishing them below.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia: Engines and Performance

With standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive, both the Traverse and Acadia provide Thibodaux drivers with controlled commutes. Let’s look at the engine specs on both vehicles:

  • 2020 GMC Acadia Engine: The Acadia comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine at its base, generating 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. It comes with 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • 2020 Chevy Traverse Engine: There’s a standard 3.6L V6 engine generating 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque on the Traverse. With 9-speed automatic transmission, it’s more powerful and versatile than the standard engine on the Acadia, which needs an upgrade for its V6 option.
  • 2020 GMC Acadia Fuel Economy: The Acadia has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18/27 city/highway mpg.
  • 2020 Chevy Traverse Engine: While it’s not as high as the Acadia, the powerful engine on the Traverse still has an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 21/28 city/highway mpg.

Want to tow your camper on trips outside Morgan city? Towing is great on the Acadia but even better on the Traverse, which has 5,000 pounds of max towing.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia: Passenger and Cargo Space

The GMC Acadia seats a max of seven passengers, while the Chevy Traverse fits eight passengers. If you want to use a new SUV for long trips outside Golden Meadow, consider the following dimensions:

  • 2020 GMC Acadia Passenger Space: The Acadia seats seven in a total passenger volume of 143.8 cubic feet. It also boasts 41.0 inches of front legroom.
  • 2020 Chevy Traverse Passenger Space: The Traverse doesn’t just provide eight passengers with space, it also has a much higher total passenger volume of 157.2 cubic feet. There’s 41.0 inches of front legroom on the Traverse.
  • 2020 GMC Acadia Cargo Space: With the seats up, the GMC Acadia has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats down, this expands to 79.0 cubic feet.
  • 2020 Chevy Traverse Cargo Space: The Traverse has 23.0 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and a whopping 98.2 cubic feet max cargo space with the seats down.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. GMC Acadia

A great SUV is all about interior features, and the Traverse has plenty of standard amenities that aren’t on the Acadia. You’ll be able to upgrade both of them to suit your needs:

  • Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia Standard Features: Navigation, Bluetooth, folding rear seats, keyless ignition, and a rearview camera.
  • Chevy Traverse standard features not on the Acadia include a 6-way driver’s seat with lumbar support, carpeted front and rear floor mats, and cargo tie-downs.
  • Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia optional features include an Infotainment system with satellite radio, parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, and heated/cooled front seats.

Find the 2020 Chevy Traverse at Trapp Chevrolet

After reading this 2020 Chevy Traverse vs. GMC Acadia comparison, you couldn’t be blamed for wanting to try the 2020 Chevy Traverse for yourself. Find it among the specials at Trapp Chevrolet, where we’re happy to help Thibodaux and Morgan City drivers find their next vehicle. Contact us to find out more today!

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