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.

Engines

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.

Transmissions

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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Wheels

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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