What Are the Differences Between the GMC Terrain & Acadia?

2020 GMC Acadia


2020 GMC Terrain

Crafted with contemporary lines and attention-grabbing detail, the 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 GMC Terrain are both ready to take your family on life’s greatest adventures. These two SUVs have a number of key differences, including seating capacity, engine options, performance specifications, and interior accommodations. To learn more, read through the following Acadia vs. Terrain guide.

Reed Buick GMC in Kansas City, MO, has a collection of Acadia models and Terrain models gathered in our inventory. Once you’ve found a model you love, couple it with an Acadia offer or a GMC incentive. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team by phone at (816) 436-6300 or through our online form.

Acadia vs. Terrain Performance Specs

The 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 GMC Terrain are both equipped to take on a variety of power expectations. Both offer a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and are also paired with an electronic precision shift system. The electronic precision shift is a button and switch interface used to change your transmission mode without needing to move a lever. To see engine specs for these two GMC SUVs, explore the following chart.

2020 GMC SUV

Performance Specs


  • 2.5L four-cylinder
    • 193 HP
    • 188 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 21 city/27 hwy MPG
  • 3.6L V6
    • 310 HP
    • 271 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 19 city/27 hwy MPG
  • 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder
    • 230 HP
    • 258 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 21 city/28 hwy MPG


  • 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder
    • 170 HP
    • 203 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 26 city/30 hwy MPG
  • 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder
    • 252 HP
    • 260 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 22 city/28 hwy MPG

Acadia vs. Terrain Interior

The 2020 GMC Acadia and Terrain both have sleek, sculpted interiors designed for relaxation and functionality. To keep you and your passengers comfortable, both have heated and ventilated front seats, available heated rear outboard seats, and eight-way power driver’s seats. To review Terrain and Acadia interior differences, see the following chart. 


  • Up to seven passengers
  • 79 cu.-ft. max. cargo capacity
  • Eight-way power front passenger’s seat
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Memory settings for driver’s seat & outside mirrors
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic heated & leather-wrapped steering wheel


  • Up to five passengers
  • 63.3 cu.-ft. max. cargo capacity
  • Six-way power front passenger’s seat
  • Flat-folding front passenger’s seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Button-activated heated & leather-wrapped steering wheel

2020 GMC Terrain

Acadia vs. Terrain Technology

Tool around with today’s available technologies in either the 2020 GMC Terrain or Acadia. Both of these SUVs feature wireless charging for your compatible smart device, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, and 8-in. GMC Infotainment Systems with navigation. The key differences between their technology offerings lie in size. Both GMC SUVs have Bose® premium audio systems, but the Acadia complements that system with eight speakers, while the Terrain provides seven speakers. The Terrain model’s driver information system reaches a maximum of 4.2 in. in size, while the Acadia has an 8-in. reconfigurable driver information screen.

2020 GMC Acadia

Acadia vs. Terrain Safety

Keep your loved ones, your cargo, and yourself safe in either the 2020 Acadia or 2020 Terrain. The passenger sensing system included on both models is an automatic system that switches the front passenger’s airbag on or off as needed and provides a glowing status symbol to indicate that the airbag is on or off. Both GMC models offer a range of safety features, which are listed below. 

  • HD rear vision camera
  • Available surround vision
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Safety alert seat
  • Rear cross traffic alert

Acadia vs. Terrain Pricing & Lease Offers

The 2020 GMC Terrain has a starting MSRP of $26,195, while the 2020 GMC Acadia starts at $30,995 MSRP. Reed Buick GMC has curated an Acadia offer and GMC incentives to showcase current savings opportunities available to you. 

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