New Chevy Traverse vs GMC Acadia comparison for Chicago, IL
In previous years, the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia were often thought to be siblings, almost fraternal twins. These vehicles had scarcely any difference between them apart from some exterior styling fundamentals. In the last couple of production years that situation has changed, and even more so for the 2018 models. Both the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 GMC Acadia still sit on the same underlying platform, and with many of the mechanical parts still in common, but that is where the similarities end, from the design and styling in the interiors and to the accessories offered, these two vehicles have started to move in different directions to one another.
The Chevrolet Traverse vaunts a powerful 3.6L V-6 that develops a vigorous 305 horsepower. A nine-speed transmission is the only gearbox Chevrolet offers over the entire range, but you choose between front-wheel and All-Wheel Drive. The Chevrolet engines now come with cylinder deactivation technology that will shut down four cylinders of the engine in light load conditions, such as coasting, highway driving, or deceleration.
The 2018 GMC Acadia’s steer is adequately weighted and carried to the operator through a soft-touch steering wheel. The V-6 versions feel slightly heavy in the nose, but they can handle everyday driving reasonably well.
The Chevrolet Traverse has been fully reformed. It is bigger than its already rather large predecessor. It is closer in size to a minivan minus the sliding door than an SUV. Its looks are at the same time a little sharper and SUV in appearance. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a unibody design and a suspension system borrowed from Chevy’s sedan stable. The Traverse also borrows styling concepts from Chevrolet’s sedan models, particularly its sharper grille and sculpted contours. Trim wraparound taillights are the finale for strong shoulder lines that continue from the equally slim headlights.
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse delivers improved comfort for passengers and more cargo area with elegant styling touches and more luxurious qualities. The front and second-row seats are very comfortable and accommodating, and a spacious third row that can easily seat adults without any squashing. The Traverse is built to hold up to eight adults inside its spacious interior, but the Acadia can fit only seven at a squeeze. The Traverse delivers more cargo area as well, giving owners the benefit of 23 cubic feet when all the seats are in the seating position, growing to 98.2 cubic feet when all the rear rows are folded down. The Acadia has only 12.8 cf of cargo space with the seats in the upright position, increasing to just 79.0 cubic feet with all the seats tucked away.
The options offered on the Chevrolet Traverse comprise a rearview camera, an electric liftgate, an XM Satellite Radio with DVD player. Heated and ventilated front seats add extra comfort for driver and front passenger. All models come with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment module that incorporates Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity, six USB ports, and keyless ignition. All versions of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse arrives standard with GM’s OnStar technology.
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