Size and Pricing Differences
Let’s start at the first factor in purchasing a vehicle: pricing. The 2023 GMC Acadia’s MSRP starts at $36,500 while a GMC Terrain’s MSRP starts at $29,900. So right off the bat, there is a difference in pricing. The Acadia is a 3 row midsize SUV that can seat up to 7 passengers, while the Terrain is a small SUV with 2 rows and can seat up to 5.
The front legroom of both vehicles is relatively close, the Acadia with 41 in. while the Terrain is at 40.9 in. The 2nd row legroom for both vehicles are the same at 39.7 in. However, the Acadia a 3rd row that can seat additional passengers. The exteriors of the cars are where we see some differences. When it comes to length, we see the Acadia at 193.4 in with the Terrain at 182.3 in. Being in the larger SUV segment, the exterior size difference continues with the Acadia being 75.4 in wide while the Terrain being 72.4 in.
The Acadia is also taller than the Terrain, it stands at 66.7 in compared to the Terrain’s 65.4 in. We also see some differences in the wheelbase, the Acadia is at 112.5 in while the Terrain only is at 107.3 in. If you have a growing family or need more cargo room, the GMC Acadia is the better option. If you don't need too much cargo room and need a smaller SUV to navigate through tighter roads and parking spaces, the Terrain is the better choice.