2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2017 GMC Acadia: Side by side comparison

The second-gen Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia are both built on the Chi platform, but the new Traverse is bigger, here’s how they differ.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse - front, burgundyTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia DenaliAcadia
The second generation Traverse and Acadia are related, but unlike the first generation models, the Traverse sits on a long wheelbase (120.9 inch / 3,071mm), while the Acadia sits on a short wheelbase (112.5 inch / 2,858mm).
2018 Chevrolet TraverseTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia DenaliAcadia
The Traverse is clearly a longer vehicle (204.3 inch / 5,189mm), and the Acadia is a lot shorter (193.6 inch / 4,917mm), with smaller rear doors.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse - rearTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia DenaliAcadia
The rear end design is similar, but different.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse - dashboardTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia Denali - InteriorAcadia
The two cars have completely different dashboard designs, but they're based on the same architecture.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse - on stage at 2017 Detroit Motor ShowTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia DenaliAcadia
The Traverse is also wider (78.6 inch / 1,996mm) and taller (70.7 inch / 1,795) than Acadia which is narrower (75.4 / 1915) and shorter (66 inch / 1,676mm).
2018 Chevrolet Traverse - seating layout with first, second and third rowsTraverse
2017 GMC Acadia DenaliAcadia
Although the Traverse interior here seats seven, it can be optioned with eight seats in a 2+3+3 configuration. The Acadia is available with a maximum of seven seats.


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Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.


2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2017 GMC Acadia: Side by side comparison