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2020 GMC Acadia vs 2020 GMC Terrain

GMC is known for its power-packed SUV lineup and trail-ready vehicles. Two of the top SUVs to come from the GMC brand are the GMC Acadia and the GMC Terrain, both of which are available now at Richard Karr Motors in Waco, TX. 

Both of these models are a perfect match for tackling the streets and trails around Waco. If you’ve found yourself stuck in your decision between a 2020 GMC Acadia and a GMC Terrain, this comparison is here to help. Keep reading to learn more about both of these GMC SUVs or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock GMC vehicles, available now at Richard Karr Motors.  

2020 GMC Acadia


2020 GMC Terrain

2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 9-speed automatic transmission Powertrain 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 9-speed automatic transmission
8-inch GMC Infotainment System Infotainment Center 7-inch GMC Infotainment System
Red Quartz Tintcoat, Summit White, White Frost Tricoat, Quicksilver Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Smokey Quartz Metallic, Red Mahogany Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Sky Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic Exterior Color Options Smokey Quartz Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, Blue Emerald Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, and White Frost Tricoat
SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali Trim Levels SL, SLE, SLT, Denali


Key Differences – 2020 GMC Acadia vs 2020 GMC Terrain

Beneath the hood of the 2020 GMC Acadia is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. With this duo in place, the 2020 Acadia can pump out 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque on the road. The available 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine is set to generate 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on the road. The 2020 GMC Terrain, on the other hand, is equipped with a standard 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. This 1.5-liter engine generates 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, while the available 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine is set to generate 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. 

When it comes to overall build, the 7-passenger 2020 GMC Acadia stands larger than the 5-passenger 2020 GMC Terrain. The Acadia measures in at 193.4 inches long and 75.4 inches wide with 12.8 cubic feet of standard cargo space. With the third row of seats folded down the cargo space in the Acadia expands to 41.70 cubic feet and up to 79 cubic feet when both rear rows are folded. The 2020 Terrain standard at 182.3 inches long and 72.4 inches wide with 29.6 cubic feet of space in its trunk. With the rear seats folded down the cargo area in the Terrain can expand up to 63.3 cubic feet.  

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Front view of black 2020 GMC Terrain
Black 2020 GMC Acadia Denali
Rear view grey 2020 GMC Terrain