Smithfield Chevrolet Dealers Answers In Comparison The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse To The 2019 GMC Acadia

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is a large three-row crossover that impresses buyers at Smithfield Chevrolet dealer, thanks to its exceptional ride and roomy interior. The 2019 GMC Acadia is a crossover that buyers who are looking at the Traverse may be considering. While the Chevy Traverse maintained and even bolstered its full-size SUV credentials last year after its latest redesign, the GMC Acadia went in the other direction a couple of years ago by reducing its size to become classed as a midsize. Despite a bit of a size difference, they're both similarly priced, so let's take a look at both models and see if the 2019 Chevy Traverse is a better choice than the 2019 GMC Acadia.


The Traverse and the Acadia are both available with a choice of four-cylinder and V6 engines at dealers like the Smithfield Chevrolet dealerships. The V6's both develop 310 horsepower, but when it comes to the four-cylinder units, the 2019 Traverse has an advantage. The four-cylinder in the GMC Acadia is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four that produces 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The equivalent in the Traverse is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that's quite a bit more powerful, with 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque available.


With both SUVs having being updated so recently, we'd probably expect them to both use similar transmissions. Both do come standard with automatics, but while the Acadia utilizes a fairly standard six-speed unit, the Chevy Traverse presents buyers with a much more modern, slick-shifting nine-speed automatic.

Compare Seating Capacity

Not all three-row SUVs are created equal in terms of seating capacity, and if you want to ferry a lot of people around, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse offers greater capacity and flexibility than the GMC Acadia. The Acadia can only seat a maximum of seven people (in some cases only six), but the standard seating capacity of the Traverse is an impressive eight seats.

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Compare Legroom

Legroom in the front of these two vehicles is identical at 41 inches, but it's an entirely different story in the third row of seats. There's a relatively useful 31.1 inches of legroom in the third-row seats of the Acadia, which is fine for children, but the Traverse has room for full-grown adults in the back, with a generous 33.5 inches.

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The standard wheels with the entry-level Acadia SL are a set of 17-inch painted alloys, while the standard entry-level wheels for the Acadia are larger 18-inch offerings. You’ll have to move up to the Acadia SLT-1 before you get wheels as big as the standard set on the Traverse. The next largest size for the Acadia is 20-inch alloy wheels.

InThe End

These are very closely-matched rivals in a what it has to be said is a very competitive area of the market, but the 2019 Chevy Traverse has a little more in its locker than the 2019 GMC Acadia. Among other things, the Traverse is roomier, it has more space, seats more passengers, has more powerful four-cylinder engine, and is equipped with a more modern transmission than the Acadia.

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