2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia

2023 GMC Terrain vs. 2023 GMC Acadia
2023 GMC Terrain


2023 GMC Acadia

Starting MSRP

Up to 5


Up to 7
63.3 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

79.0 cubic feet
175 hp

Standard Engine Horsepower

228 hp
24 city/29 highway mpg

Fuel Economy

22 city/29 highway mpg
1,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds

For over 100 years, GMC has been producing rugged yet refined SUVs, trucks, and vans. The 2023 GMC Terrain and 2023 GMC Acadia continue this fine tradition, offering all the ruggedness, style, and luxury features you’ve come to expect from this automaker. While both the Terrain and Acadia are versatile crossover SUVs, only one will end up in your Columbus garage. To help you choose, our team at Lindsay Buick GMC compares the 2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia.



Price of the 2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia

Most Gahanna and Westerville drivers understandably want to know about price before making a decision about the Acadia or Terrain. The Acadia has a higher starting MSRP due to its larger size. Classified as a midsize SUV, it offers a bit more in terms of space, power, and features when compared to the Terrain, a compact SUV. Here’s a quick breakdown of the price of the GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia:

  • 2023 GMC Terrain Starting MSRP – $29,900
  • 2023 GMC Acadia Starting MSRP –$36,500

Power & Performance of the 2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia

Because of its bigger size, the GMC Acadia requires a more powerful engine, and that means higher horsepower ratings and towing capabilities than the GMC Terrain. At the same time, the smaller profile of the GMC Terrain has its perks, including better fuel efficiency on the roads of Pickerington and beyond. Let’s look at the power and performance specs of the GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia.

  • Fuel Efficiency: While both SUVs have impressive fuel economy ratings, the Terrain is slightly more efficient, boasting an EPA-estimated 24 city/29 highway mpg. Compare that to the Acadia, which gets 22 city/29 highway mpg.
  • Horsepower:The standard engine of the Acadia generates up to 228 horsepower compared to the maximum 175 horsepower offered by the Terrain.
  • Towing:You can tow more with the Acadia, which has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds. The GMC Terrain is still in the game with its max towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Seating & Storage of the 2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia

When debating whether to go with the Acadia or Terrain, consider your size needs. The Acadia seats up to seven, so it has more passenger space than the five-person Terrain. It also gives you more storage capacity, with 79 cubic feet available, as opposed to the Terrain’s 63.3 cubic feet. With that said, the Terrain is still an extremely roomy SUV for a compact crossover.

Compare the 2023 GMC Terrain vs. GMC Acadia in Person at Lindsay Buick GMC

So, which will it be, the Acadia or Terrain? If you’re still on the fence, it’s time to experience both of these exceptional SUVs in person. Stop in for a test drive today. Before your visit, check out a few of our financing tools to help you budget for your next vehicle, including a payment calculator and a trade-in value estimator. At Lindsay Buick GMC, we’re here to make the car-buying process easy and enjoyable.


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