What’s the Difference between the GMC Terrain & Acadia?

Looking for a top-rated vehicle with a robust design that could add value to your upcoming trips and help you make the most of a superior driving experience on any road? In this case, maybe you feel the need to choose between a GMC Terrain and an Acadia as we speak. In order to make an informed decision, you should start by comparing both options in terms of comfort and convenience, performance, price and option packages.

Interior and Comfort. The Terrain was designed to seat 8 people comfortably, while Acadia can accommodate up to 5 passengers. Nonetheless, both vehicles ensure a comfortable ride. In addition, Acadia features a flat fold flat 3rd row seat that automatically creates more space.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency. The 2015 Acadia features 6-speed automatic transmission and is powered by a 281-horsepower, 3.6-liter engine. This vehicle scores a 16 city/23 highway mpg*. On the other hand, the 2015 Terrain comes with 6-speed automatic transmission and is fueled by a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter engine. This model is appreciated for its great performance and superior fuel economy estimated at 22 city/32 highway mpg*.

Trims and Options Packages. Acadia lets you choose from 4 different trims associated with unique option packages (SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, plus SLT-2), while Terrain puts five trims at your disposal (SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2 plus SL). At the end of the day, an Acadia may cost a little bit more than a Terrain (prices vary from $34,900 to $43,020 for an Acadia, based on trim, while a Terrain carries a price tag ranging from $24,995 to $33,990, also based on the trim you choose). However, it’s only fair to say that Acadia packs a greater variety of standard technologically advanced features, including Remote Keyless Entry, Power liftgate, Stabilitrak and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

What’s the perfect choice for you? Only you can answer this question in the most accurate manner, after discussing your options with our auto experts from McKenzie Motors and taking both 2015 Terrain and 2015 Acadia for a test drive in Milton, Florida.

*EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison purposes only.