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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 GMC Acadia
2021 GMC Terrain


2021 GMC Acadia

Starting MSRP

Up to 5


Up to 7
63.3 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

79.0 cubic feet
252 hp

Horsepower Max

310 hp
21 city/26 highway

Fuel Economy

21 city/27 highway mpg
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds

2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 GMC Acadia

Looking for a new SUV that’s truly top-notch in every way imaginable? The 2021 GMC Terrain and 2021 GMC Acadia are both at the top of their class when it comes to features, space, capability, and more. But these SUVs do differ. The Terrain is a compact SUV with two rows of seating. The Acadia is a midsize SUV with three rows of seating. That’s just the beginning! Learn all about how these two GMC vehicles differ with our 2021 GMC Terrain vs. Acadia comparison below!

2021 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Price

As we’ve touched upon earlier, the GMC Terrain and GMC Acadia are in different SUV classes — literally. That is to say the GMC Terrain is classified as a compact SUV while the Acadia is classified as a midsize SUV. With this difference in size also comes a notable difference in price:

  • 2021 GMC Terrain Starting MSRP: $26,195
  • 2021 GMC Acadia Starting MSRP: $33,600

2021 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Performance

Still torn between the GMC Acadia or Terrain? If towing capacity, horsepower, or fuel economy mean anything to you during your Oshkosh commutes or Campbellsport adventures, then you’ll want to know more about how these two vehicles compare in key areas such as:

  • Power: The Acadia boasts a maximum of 310 hp, while the Terrain trails closely behind with its maximum of 252 hp.
  • Fuel Efficiency: The Terrain takes the lead with an extra 3 miles for every gallon on the highway and five extra miles on city roads compared to the Acadia.
  • Towing Capacity: While the Terrain boasts an impressive 3,500-pound towing capacity, the 4,000-pound capacity of the Acadia gives this larger SUV a slight edge when towing around Waupun.

2021 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Space

Step inside the GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia and you’ll be sure to experience something different in each SUV:

  • The GMC Terrain offers seating for up to five passengers and a maximum cargo volume of 63.3 cubic feet. Standard flat-folding seats to make it easy to configure for your cargo and passenger needs.
  • How does the above compare to the Acadia? The seven-passenger GMC Acadia boasts three rows of seats — standard — and a maximum cargo volume of 79 cubic feet. Flat-fold seats like the Terrain, are included, along with Smart Slide second-row seats to make it easier for third-row passengers to get in and out.

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When deciding between the Acadia or Terrain, you should consider whether or not you value efficiency or power more, and whether or not you really need a high towing capacity or three rows of seating. In making these decisions, you should find it easier to figure out which GMC best meets your needs! Want help along the way? Contact us at Holiday Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and we’ll be more than happy to oblige you.

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