2020 GMC Terrain front view

2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC Acadia front view

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Terrain vs 2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Terrain


2020 GMC Acadia


252 hp

Maximum Horsepower

310 hp

Seating Capacity

26 city/30 hwy mpg

Fuel Economy

21 city/27 hwy mpg
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
63.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

79.0 cubic feet

If you’re searching for a tough SUV for work and play around Fairbanks, then you should take a hard look at the GMC lineup. With powerful SUVs like the GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia, it’s easy to find a model that meets your unique needs. The GMC Terrain is a little smaller and more fuel-efficient, but still packs quite a punch and deluxe interior features. The larger GMC Acadia offers seating for up to seven passengers and has a greater towing capacity than the GMC Terrain. Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks brings you this GMC Terrain vs. Acadia comparison to help you determine which model is best suited to your driving needs and budget.

GMC Terrain vs. Acadia: Price

If you’re on a tight budget, the GMC Terrain is the more budget-friendly option of the two models, with a starting MSRP of only $28,400. You get an impressive SUV for that modest price. Among the 2020 Terrain configurations, you will find the front-to-back flat load floor and a turbocharged engine under the hood.

The $36,200 MSRP tag on the GMC Acadia is still a fantastic deal when you consider its towing capacity and spacious interior. Having a hard time choosing? Head into Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks for a test drive to help you determine how this SUV will work for you in North Pole.

GMC Acadia vs. Terrain: Size

When comparing these two powerhouse SUVs, you’re sure to ask, “which is larger: the GMC Acadia or Terrain?” There is quite a difference between the GMC Acadia dimensions and GMC Terrain dimensions, so depending on how much interior space you need for your journeys through Fort Wainwright, one vehicle may suit your needs better than the other.

Consider the difference between the GMC Acadia vs. Terrain size:

  • 2020 GMC Terrain seats five passengers and has a total cargo capacity of 63.3 cubic feet.
  • 2020 GMC Acadia seats seven passengers and has a total cargo capacity of 79.0 cubic feet.

If you need a super-sized vehicle for sporting gear or a larger family, the GMC Acadia is probably a better choice, while the Terrain is perfectly sized for everyday SUV needs.

GMC Terrain vs. Acadia: Performance

Finally, the Terrain and Acadia provide two different driving experiences. Whether you’re a high-mileage driver commuting to Eielson Airforce Base or a weekend warrior, you’re sure to be impressed by the powerful performance of these two SUVs.

  • Horsepower: The Acadia has a maximum horsepower of 310 hp, while the Terrain has a maximum 252 hp.
  • Towing: While the Terrain has an impressive 3,500-pound towing maximum, the 4,000-pound capacity of the Acadia may bring the extra muscle some drivers require.
  • Fuel Economy: Being a smaller SUV, the Terrain mpg proves more efficient with an extra three miles for every gallon on the highway and five extra miles in the city:
    • Terrain MPG: 26 mpg city/30 mpg highway
    • Acadia MPG: 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway

For those looking for extra power and hauling capability, the GMC Acadia is a strong choice. For those who prefer better efficiency and fuel economy, the GMC Terrain offers eco-friendly specs.

Visit Us to Make a Terrain Acadia Comparison In-Person

Now that you’ve the sized up whether the Acadia or Terrain is larger, it’s time to get behind the wheel of either the versatile new Acadia or Terrain! Head into Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks for a test drive of your favorite, and get a sense for the Terrain and Acadia dimensions in person. Check out our new vehicle specials and extensive inventory online, then head into the dealership. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! You can see how the Acadia competes when you closely compare the GMC Acadia vs. Chevy Traverse today. Interested in other impressive GMC models? Learn about the 2020 GMC Yukon towing capacity with Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks.

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