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.
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.
If 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.