2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 GMC Acadia
2021 GMC Terrain


2021 GMC Acadia


Up to 5

Max. Seating Capacity

Up to 7
63.3 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

79.0 cubic feet
252 hp

Max. Horsepower Output

310 hp
21 city/26 highway

Max. Fuel Economy

21 city/27 highway mpg
3,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds

There are so many new SUVs on the scene in Astoria and Great Neck. But comparatively few offer everything that a new GMC SUV does. Still, even within the new GMC lineup, there are plenty of options. And when there are lots of options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Not to worry. If you’ve been trying to compare the 2021 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia, then this piece is for you! Read on to see if the Acadia Terrain is right for you, then apply for financing online to take home your preferred SUV to Long Island City!

GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia: Base Price

Since the GMC Terrain is a compact SUV and the GMC Acadia is a midsize SUV, you’d be correct in thinking that when it comes to the question “which is more expensive: Acadia or Terrain?” the answer is the Acadia. Here are the details you need to know:

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

GMC Terrain vs GMC Acadia: Performance

If you’re wondering if the Acadia or Terrain is better for your performance and efficiency needs, prepare to be amazed. Both SUVs offer impressive max. Horsepower ratings and fuel economy ratings. But the Acadia is the more powerful SUV overall, while the Terrain is the more efficient one overall:

  • Horsepower: The Acadia boasts a maximum horsepower of 310 hp, while the Terrain trails closely behind with its maximum of 252 hp.
  • Fuel Economy: The GMC Terrain takes the lead over the Acadia about MPG specs with an extra 3 miles for every gallon on the highway and five extra miles on city roads.
  • Towing Capacity: While the Terrain boasts an impressive 3,500-pound towing max, the 4,000-pound capacity of the Acadia has a clear edge in this area.

Is the Acadia or Terrain better for your unique needs? If you plan to do lots of towing around Brooklyn, the Acadia is likely better. The same is true if you need to haul around your crew or large family during Long Island City carpools often. If, however, you’re looking for a versatile and efficient commuter SUV with room for five people, the Terrain might be ideal.

GMC Terrain vs GMC Acadia: Interior Space

As we’ve intimated above, the Terrain offers seating for up to five passengers. It also has a maximum cargo space of 63.3 cubic feet with standard flat-folding seats, making it easy to accommodate all your cargo.

By contrast, the seven-passenger GMC Acadia has three rows of seating and a maximum cargo area of 79 cubic feet. The GMC Acadia has flat-fold seats like just like the Terrain, not to mention Smart Slide second-row seats to simplify third-row access. 

Choose Your Next Acadia or Terrain in Long Island City at City Cadillac Buick GMC

Still wondering if the GMC Acadia or Terrain is right for you? Utilize our online payment calculator right now to see which vehicle will fit best into your monthly budget. Then, whenever it feels safe and convenient, visit our new & used GMC dealership in Long Island City for a test-drive!

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