Compare 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2020 GMC Acadia

2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2020 GMC Acadia
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AWD 4-Door High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $50,943 $53,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $33,580 $35,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $37,683 $39,500
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $39,495 $41,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $46,459 $48,700
Traverse AWD 4-Door RS 17 25 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door High Country 18 27 $48,844 $51,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,770 $29,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $31,672 $33,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $34,057 $35,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $37,587 $39,400
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS 18 27 $41,976 $44,000
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AWD 4-Door AT4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door AT4 18 25 $40,258 $42,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $46,078 $48,300
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $34,534 $36,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT 21 27 $39,781 $41,700
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 19 27 $44,170 $46,300
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 27 $29,770 $29,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $32,245 $33,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT 21 28 $37,873 $39,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,943
$40,258
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$703 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with an update on the way next year. The 2020 GMC Acadia gains a turbo-4, but falls behind new three-row rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 143.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.57 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.51 7.20
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 193.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
56.77 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 41.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
89.75 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 79
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.77 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 12.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.7
Steering Type
Electric variable-effort Power Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N 5GV
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N 5GV
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD ZCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 155
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LFY LGX
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/222
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 310 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 3.01
Trans Type
9 9
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Trans Order Code
M3V M3W
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.49
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 2.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.44
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 4.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
auxiliary spring aids NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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