Comparison image of a black GMC Terrain and a red GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 GMC Acadia


Starting MSRP


Seating Capacity

Up to 7
63.3 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Space

79.0 cubic feet
252 hp

Max. Horsepower

310 hp
26 mpg city/30 mpg hwy

Est. Fuel Economy

21 mpg city/27 mpg hwy
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds

Bismarck drivers who are looking for the best SUV money can buy often compare the 2020 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 GMC Acadia. While both SUVs have a lot to offer, they do differ in some key areas. The Terrain is more efficient and more compact and costs less. The GMC Acadia is larger, with space for up to seven passengers, but it costs more. Want to figure out once and for all which SUV works best for your needs? Keep reading our comprehensive GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia comparison to find out!

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Base MSRP

The GMC Terrain is filled with a ton of fantastic features, especially when you consider its base price. From a front-to-back flat-load floor to a turbocharged engine under the hood, the Terrain offers plenty of compelling points. Still, the Acadia is far more spacious with room for two more passengers, not to mention a higher towing capacity. Which will be right for you? Here is the Terrain vs. Acadia MSRP information:

  • 2020 GMC Terrain Starting MSRP: $25,000
  • 2020 GMC Acadia Starting MSRP: $29,800

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Interior Space

The new 2020 GMC Terrain makes a fantastic upgrade from your midsize sedan, but if you’re looking for a more family-friendly SUV to get you around New Town or Bottineau, then the three-row GMC Acadia might be a better fit. Let’s take a closer look at these two SUVs and their respective interior accommodations below:

2020 GMC Terrain

  • 5-passenger seating
  • 2 rows of seating
  • 63.3 cubic feet max. cargo space

2020 GMC Acadia

  • 7-passenger seating
  • 3 Rows of seating
  • 79.0 cubic feet max. cargo space

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Performance Specs

Both the GMC Acadia and Terrain offer impressive performance in their respective categories. Here’s how they compare with regard to engine choices and specs:

  • Max. Horsepower: The GMC Acadia boasts 310 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Terrain gets a maximum of 252 hp. Though not quite the same as the Acadia, that’s good for a compact SUV.
  • Max. Fuel Economy: Whereas the GMC Acadia has an edge where horsepower is concerned, the Terrain has an edge where efficiency is concerned, with 3 extra miles for every gallon on the highway and 5 extra miles on city roads.
  • Max. Towing Capacity: While the GMC Terrain offers an impressive 3,500-pound towing capacity, the GMC Acadia boasts 4,000-pound capacity.

Find Your Ideal GMC SUV Today: Acadia or Terrain

Ready to learn more about the GMC Terrain vs. Acadia to see which one is best for your particular needs? Contact us today here at Ryan Buick GMC, and we’ll be happy to further assist you. Alternatively, view all our GMC comparisons to see which vehicle better fits your needs and then use our payment calculator to compare costs for these two SUVs.

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