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Difference Between Acadia and Traverse

Acadia vs Traverse

GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse can be compared in terms of gas mileage, how often they require repairs and reliability. We can also compare them in terms of car price, invoice, features, value, and customized and price quotes by the dealer. Both of the cars have almost the same features, safety and security measures etc.

The main difference between the Acadia and Traverse is their styling and price. Acadia is expensive, and holds standard equipment when compared to the Traverse. The Acadia is available for around $31,740, whereas the Traverse’s price starts at $29,224. Both of them have the same destination charges, which are $775. There is also a difference between the invoice price; that is $27,763 for the Traverse and $30,153 for the Acadia.

Although the Acadia is more expensive than the Traverse, they share the same quality interior. Both of them have a maximum seating capacity that is 154 cubic feet, and their dimensions are also the same. Luggage capacity for both cars is around 24 cubic feet, and that is the maximum they can have, but the Traverse is almost five inches taller. Both of them have the same length, width and wheelbase etc. The Acadia has a payload at around 1,523 when compared to the Traverse at 1,444 pounds.

If we compare both of the cars in terms of performance, then the Acadia offers 288 horsepower and has a six-speed transmission, whereas the Traverse offers 281 and 288 horsepower mated to an automatic six-speed transmission.

The fuel economy for both of the cars is the same, and that is 16-17 mpg in urban areas and 23-24 mpg on the highway. They both emanate 9.6 tons of carbon per annum. The technology for the equipment and options for the Traverse and Acadia is almost the same, as the Acadia has standard features, such as LED taillights and keyless remote entry. The Traverse has a panoramic moonroof, Bluetooth and navigation system. Both of them have rearview cameras, a DVD, and a two panel-sunroof. They also have heated seats.

If we compare them on the basis of safety, then both of the cars offer same safety technologies that are both active and passive. They include curtain air bags on the sides for in case of side impact during driving. The cost of ownership is $48,040 for the Traverse for a period of five years, whereas the Acadia carries $52,247 for five years. Apart from the other differences, the Acadia is harder to negotiate when compared to the Traverse.


The Acadia and Traverse have more similarities and less differences; they only differ in price and style.
The Acadia is more expensive than the Traverse.
The Traverse offers a theft deterrent alarm system, whereas the Acadia offers LED brake lights and a remote vehicle starting system.
The Traverse has 281 @ 6,300 rpm horsepower, whereas the Acadia offers 288 @ 6,300 rpm horsepower.
The exterior length and height of the Traverse is 205.0′ and 70.4′, whereas the Acadia is 200.7′ and 72.8′.

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