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Lexington Area Chevy Dealers Comparison Of The
2019 Chevy Traverse vs 2019 GMC Acadia

When hunting for a new family vehicle, many of today’s drivers will be looking to buy a new three-row crossover. Lexington Chevrolet dealerships offer the 2019 Chevy Traverse. You’ll appreciate its spacious interior, strong performance, and long list of premium features. The mechanically similar 2019 GMC Acadia may also catch your attention. Let’s find out how these SUVs compare.


The 2019 Chevy Traverse comes standard with a muscular 3.6-liter, V6 engine. According to the Lexington Chevrolet dealership, the Traverse cranks out 305 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Acadia’s standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine only develops 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. When driving the V6-powered Traverse, look forward to experiencing stronger acceleration. To get the Acadia with a powerful V6, you’ll have to spend more money. Chevy equips the fun-to-drive Traverse RS with a lightweight 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Total output stands at 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Extra low-end torque helps promotes a lively performance. No version of the Acadia produces more than 271 lb-ft of torque.


Very few family vehicles are as versatile as the 2019 Chevy Traverse. With a 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity, it can easily tow campers and boats. A 4,000-pound maximum towing capacity makes the 2019 GMC Acadia a bit less capable.

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Like the 2019 Chevy Traverse, the 2019 GMC Acadia proves to be a comfortable family hauler. However, you can fit more people inside the Traverse. Up to eight passengers can climb aboard. GMC designed the Acadia to accommodate only seven passengers. Because of the Traverse’s longer overall length, it’s also able to provide more space to spread out. While the Traverse has a total passenger volume of 157.2 cubic feet, the Acadia has a total passenger volume of just 143.8 cubic feet.

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When checking out these crossovers, you’ll immediately notice their contrasting appearance. While the 2019 GMC Acadia is a good-looking vehicle, the 2019 Chevy Traverse has a sportier character. This is especially true for the Traverse RS. Chevy decks it out with an exclusive set of 20-inch Dark Android wheels and blacked-out exterior trim. A special Redline Edition package is also available for the new Traverse, which features black wheels with red accents.

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Cargo Space

The 2019 Chevy Traverse has a large cargo area. There’s an impressive 23 cubic feet of storage space behind its third row. This is better than the 2019 GMC Acadia’s 12.8 cubic feet of storage space. When taking a road trip, you’ll be able to pack the Traverse with more gear.


Both of these SUVs come standard with many popular features. Highlights include a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and a rear-seat reminder system. While some nice options are available on the GMC Acadia, only the Chevy Traverse offers wireless smartphone charging.

In The End

While the 2019 GMC Acadia is a great vehicle, it loses this comparison. The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse boasts a stronger standard engine, p