2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 GMC Acadia

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 GMC Acadia comp

2018 GMC Acadia

23 cu-ft

Cargo Volume

12.8 cu-ft


27 mpg/hwy


26 mpg/hwy
21.7 Gal

Fuel Tank Volume

19 Gal


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If you’ve been shopping for a compact crossover, you’ve no doubt heard about the 2018 Chevy Traverse and the 2018 GMC Acadia. Both offer Florence and Covington, KY drivers access to a long list of features, like OnStar roadside assistance, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and others, but there are some key differences that make the Traverse the better choice. Explore them with us, then stop by Tom Gill Chevrolet and see how easy financing your new Traverse can be.


Drivers who want to enjoy the best features a mid-sized SUV can deliver will be delighted with the 2018 Traverse. The Traverse offers access to premium amenities like the Bose 10-speaker audio system with center console-mounted subwoofer and standard tri-zone automatic climate control to ensure that passengers in every section of the vehicle are comfortable no matter the weather outside. The Acadia only offers an 8-speaker premium audio system, guaranteeing reduced sound quality from even the best sources. The Acadia doesn’t offer a multi-zone climate control system either, which means your passengers will have to fight over who is in charge of the controls.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite


Both the Chevrolet and the GMC can be equipped with a dynamic 3.6L V6 motor that delivers 310-hp and 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque, but Chevy pairs theirs with a responsive 9-speed automatic transmission for fuel efficiency of as much as 27 mpg/highway. The Acadia is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission that offers just 26 mpg/highway efficiency. This fact, plus a fuel tank that is 2.7 gallons smaller, ensure drivers will spend more time at the pump with an Acadia.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite


The Traverse is designed to seat as many as eight adults in its spacious interior, but the Acadia can manage only seven. The Chevy offers more room for cargo as well, giving drivers access to 23 cubic feet of volume with all seats in place, expandable to up to 98.2 cubic feet with the second and third-rows laid flat. The Acadia offers just 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in place, expandable to just 79.0 cubic feet with the seats folded.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Traverse in Florence and Covington, KY

See for yourself why the 2018 Chevy Traverse trumps the 2018 GMC Acadia and offers more for your Florence and Covington commute. Contact Tom Gill Chevrolet at (855) 977-0189 or visit our showroom at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY.


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