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​2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Size, MPG, Specs, & Features

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC Terrain

The 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 GMC Terrain are both stylish, versatile, roomy SUVs ― ideal if you’re looking for a great family vehicle or a comfortable ride that delivers dependability and performance. The team at Gregg Young Buick GMC in Indianola, IA, put together this Acadia vs. Terrain review to help you determine which SUV is right for you.

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2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC TerrainPerformance Specs & Towing Capacity

The 2020 Acadia offers a new turbocharged engine option and has replaced its standard six-speed transmission with a nine-speed transmission. The 2020 Terrain also offers a new turbocharged engine option that it pairs with a nine-speed transmission. Both the Acadia and Terrain offer front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

2.5L I4 engine

HORSEPOWER
193 HP
TORQUE
188 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
21
MPG (hwy)
27
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
1,000 lbs.

2.0L turbocharged I4 engine

HORSEPOWER
230 HP
TORQUE
258 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
21
MPG (hwy)
28
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
1,500 lbs.

3.6L V6 engine

HORSEPOWER
310 HP
TORQUE
271 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
19
MPG (hwy)
27
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
4,000 lbs.

1.5L turbocharged I4 engine

HORSEPOWER
170 HP
TORQUE
203 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
26
MPG (hwy)
30
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
1,500 lbs.

2.0L turbocharged I4 engine

HORSEPOWER
252 HP
TORQUE
260 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
22
MPG (hwy)
28
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
3,500 lbs.

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC TerrainInterior & Exterior Design

Interior comfort and upscale design are yours in the 2020 Acadia, with soft-to-the-touch surfaces throughout the cabin and a newly redesigned center console featuring smart storage solutions. Passenger boarding and cargo space configuring are a snap, with Smart Slide functionality for easy access to the third row, a 50/50 split third-row seat for flat loading, and levers in the cargo area for one-step release. Captain’s chairs are available in the second row, too.

2020 GMC Acadia interior side view cut away

Sophisticated design elements and flexible seating can also be found inside the 2020 Terrain. In addition to soft-touch materials, the Terrain features aluminum trim for an upscale look. Both models also feature the following:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Hands-free power programmable liftgate
  • SkyScape® power sunroof
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
2020 GMC Terrain interior front seats

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC TerrainSafety & Technology Features

Both the 2020 Acadia and 2020 Terrain offer a wide range of infotainment and safety features, such as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, keyless open and start, StabiliTrak®, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, and front and rear park assist. Both also offer OnStar® and GMC Connected Services, high-definition surround vision, and adaptive cruise control.

2020 GMC Terrain Infotainment System

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC TerrainSize & Cargo Space

Whether you’re loading groceries, taking the dog to the groomer, or heading out on a family camping trip, you’ll find both the 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 GMC Terrain spacious, comfortable, and versatile. The main difference between the seven-passenger Acadia and five-passenger Terrain is cargo volume.

The Acadia is approximately eleven inches longer, three inches wider, and two inches higher than the Terrain:

  • 2020 Acadia - 193 in. L x 75 in. W x 67 in. H
  • 2020 Terrain - 182.3 in. L x 72.4 in. W x 65 in. H

Cargo capacity on the GMC Acadia midsize SUV is 79 cu.-ft. when both the second and third row seats are folded down. You’ll find 12.8 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the third row, and 41.7 cu.-ft. behind the second row.

The GMC Terrain small SUV provides 63.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, with 29.6 cu.-ft. of space behind the second row seats. Fold down the front passenger seat to extend cargo capacity to 81 cu.-ft.

2020 GMC Terrain interior rear seats with seat folded down

2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 GMC Terrain2020 GMC SUVs for Sale in Indianola, IA

Ready to take a look at the GMC Acadia or GMC Terrain in person? Stop by Gregg Young Buick GMC in Indianola, IA, or give us a call at (515) 961-7461 or reach out to us online. Let’s get you behind the wheel for a test drive today.

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