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Cavender Customers Can’t Lose with GMC Acadia, Terrain

By emarketing | Posted in Vehicle Comparisons on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
2014 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 GMC Terrain

The GMC Acadia is larger than its Terrain sibling, Both vehicles have more than a few things to offer.

2014 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 GMC Terrain

It is not simply puffery or false bravado that has led GMC to brand their line of vehicles as “Professional Grade.” GMC has built its reputation on the backs of its fantastic lineup of pickup trucks that have seemingly found the perfect balance between class-leading performance and luxury. In response to customer demand for a line of SUVs that are built to perform, GMC has answered that call with the 2014 GMC Acadia and the 2014 GMC Terrain. Both vehicles are excellent examples of what can happen when a company with a strong history of building vehicles worthy of those who depend on those vehicles for a living can do with a vehicle segment filled with tough competition.

If you are in the market for a new SUV and you have landed at Cavender Buick GMC North, you may be torn between a couple models. So let us do some of the heavy lifting in researching the 2014 GMC Acadia vs. the 2014 GMC Terrain. Right off the bat we know that both are built with the quality that we have all come to respect from the GMC lineup of vehicles. Both vehicles have gone through a bit of an exterior refreshing in the last couple years that have reflected the Acadia’s and the Terrain’s GMC truck lineage.

2014 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 GMC Terrain

The GMC Acadia offers more seating capacity. But the Terrain is more fuel-efficient.

The biggest difference between the two vehicles is their overall size. The GMC Acadia is a full-size SUV and the GMC Terrain would best be classified in the mid-size SUV automotive segment. That means that the 2014 Acadia can seat up to eight passengers and with all three rows of seats folded down has a cargo capacity of 116 cubic feet. The GMC Terrain is a five-passenger SUV and with its second row folded away opens up 63.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space.

From a mechanical and performance stand point comparing the 2014 GMC Acadia vs. the 2014 GMC Terrain is both unfair and a near tie at the same time. The base engine of the Acadia is a 3.6-liter, V-6 that produces 288-horsepower and records up to 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The GMC Terrain has a pair of options to choose from. The first is a very fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine that will break the 30-mile per gallon barrier. The other is the same V-6 as offered in the Acadia, but will post more horsepower because of the vehicle’s smaller dimensions.

Test Drive GenericIf you would like more information about the 2014 GMC Acadia vs. the 2014 GMC Terrain, contact a Cavender Buick GMC North sales professional today and schedule a test drive.

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Cavender Buick GMC North. The Cavender Family has been selling and servicing automobiles and trucks in San Antonio and South Texas for over 65 years. James M. Cavender Jr. started Cavender Oldsmobile in 1939. Over the next 30 years, Cavender Oldsmobile would become one of the top Olds dealerships in the country based on sales and customer satisfaction. With the help of his twin sons, Jimmy and Billy, James Cavender would acquire a Cadillac dealership in 1979 and a Toyota dealership in 1985. By the mid 1980’s the third generation of Cavender boys would enter the automobile business. Today the Cavender name is associated with 9 separate dealership facilities selling Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Land Rover, Scion, and Toyota brands. The slogan “Where the name Cavender on the door, there is a Cavender on the floor.” certainly applies today. Each Cavender acts as not only the dealer, but general manager, and is always available to meet with customers and employees. When you buy from a Cavender dealership you are treated like family.