2024 Chevy Traverse Vs 2024 GMC Acadia, Which Is Best For You?

June 21st, 2024 by


The 2024 Chevy Traverse is an impressive three-row SUV with a lot to offer. Chevrolet has updated the mid-size SUV giving it new styling as well as new trims. A new rugged Z71 trim gives the Traverse some tougher off-road capability while the returning RS trim improves overall performance. Similar to the Traverse is the GMC Acadia, a three-row SUV that has also received several updates. GM has ensured the Acadia arrives with a breath of fresh air as it sports a new engine. It’s also received larger dimensions giving it a more formidable look. While EVs have been a priority, families in need of a reliable and capable SUV have a variety of options including the Traverse and Acadia. We’ll compare both and see which proves to be the best SUV.

2024 Traverse Vs 2024 Acadia

The 2024 Chevy Traverse and 2024 GMC Acadia are two reliable and practical SUVs. Both mid-size SUVs have received updates that increase their capability and versatility. The Traverse features the new Z71 trim and the RS that focuses on performance. Consumers wanting more off-road capability can opt for the Z71 trim which equips the Traverse with all-terrain tires, adaptive dampers, and a 1.2-inch suspension lift. The RS trim favors performance adding upgraded dampers, 22-inch wheels, and Chevy’s hands-free driving assist Super Cruise feature. 

The 2024 GMC Acadia arrives with larger base dimensions as well as a new turbocharged engine. The mid-size SUV now features a 2.5L inline-four 328 horsepower engine. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and is available with all-wheel drive. The Chevy Traverse shares an engine with the Acadia so there are no real differences in power, but both SUVs handle a bit differently depending on the desired trim. The Acadia handles well despite its increased dimensions and its off-road AT4 trim equips owners with a tuned suspension and hill descent control. The Traverse also handles well although the steering can be a bit stiff. Trims like the RS smooth this out, however.

Inside, the 2024 Chevy Traverse offers a redesigned interior cabin with ample space. With room for up to seven passengers, the Traverse features a cloth upholstery with ample space behind the second and third rows. A new 17.7-inch horizontally oriented screen serves as the infotainment system. Inside the 2024 GMC Acadia, owners will find a similar cabin with the main difference being a 15-inch portrait-style touchscreen. The Acadia also has a bit more visibility due to a lack of a floating rear pillar. For safety, both SUVs offer features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and adaptive cruise control.

The Verdict

The 2024 Chevy Traverse starts at an MSRP of $37,600 (plus destination fee) while the 2024 GMC Acadia starts at an MSRP of $42,600 (plus destination fee). Both SUVs are similar in their performance and capability. At its base trim, the Traverse wins over the Acadia due to their matched style and performance. Depending on the desired trim, the Acadia may offer more features but this comes at a higher price tag. Families will find both SUVs to be reliable and versatile but given their similarities, the 2024 Chevy Traverse wins over the 2024 GMC Acadia. 


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