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It can be tough for auto manufacturers to produce a high-quality, reliable midsize SUV. After all, drivers have set the bar quite high, haven’t they? They want all the power and performance systems of an SUV paired with the fuel economy ratings of a car! Luckily, Chevy and GMC have mastered the midsize SUV.
That’s why our team here at The Lake Dealerships created this 2017 Chevy Traverse vs 2017 GMC Acadia vehicle comparison. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us right away!
Right off the bat, we’re able to see how the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse gives you all the tools you need for the bona fide SUV experience that you crave. Its standard 3.6L V6 engine can produce 288 horsepower when coupled with the available dual exhaust system. In terms of real-world results, this allows you to tow up to 5,200 pounds! Plus, it comes with trailering equipment like a heavy-duty cooling system.
On the other hand, we’re not nearly as impressed with the GMC Acadia’s standard four-cylinder engine. This thing barely squeaks out 193 horsepower, which isn’t a number you want to write home about
However, the 2017 Traverse doesn’t achieve all that power and capability by sacrificing its efficiency; not in the slightest! In fact, the EPA estimate for Traverse FWD models is 22 MPG on the highway.
How about the 2017 Acadia? Surely, it needs to hold its weight in at least one category—well, apparently not. With front-wheel drive, its four-cylinder engine only offers an EPA-estimated 21 MPG in the city. If you upgrade to its available 3.6L V6 engine, that numbers drops down to 18 city MPG.
Of course, although you’re looking for the fuel economy ratings of a sedan, you’re hardly looking for its cabin space! Both the 2017 Chevy Traverse and the 2017 GMC Acadia provide ample passenger room.
However, the Chevy SUV does allow you to get slightly more comfortable. It gives you 41.3 inches of front headroom, 40 inches of second headroom, and 38.2 inches of third headroom. Wow—awesome!
The GMC SUV? 40.3 inches of front headroom; 39.6 inches of second headroom; 37.2 inches of third headroom. Well, that’s a bit disappointing. Nobody wants to feel like they don’t have enough space to relax.
Like we said, you simply won’t experience that problem in the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. This remarkable Chevy lets you transport up to seven people across three rows for crying out loud! Imagine all those possibilities.
If you live in Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, or Port Matilda, you can schedule your exclusive 2017 Chevy Traverse test drive today at The Lake Dealerships. Get in touch with us today to set it up.