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2018 GMC Acadia vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Head to Head

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By Cherise Threewitt of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 14: <p>The <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/chevrolet/traverse/2018">Chevrolet Traverse</a> and <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/gmc/acadia/2018">GMC Acadia</a> are often thought to be two sides of the same coin, which, as it turns out, is a little unfair. In the not-too-distant past, these vehicles had few differences between them save for some superficial styling elements. In the past couple of years, though, the situation has changed. They still ride on the same platform (which is also shared by the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/buick/enclave">Buick Enclave</a> and <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/cadillac/xt5">Cadillac XT5</a>) and share most mechanical components, but everything else, from interior styling to equipment, has begun to diverge.</p><p>If you’ve shopped for either (or both) of these vehicles, the results of this comparison might surprise you. Since the Acadia’s 2017 redesign and the Traverse’s debut of a new design just this year, there is a lot more difference between these two vehicles than before. Both reflect GM’s extensive experience in building crossovers, but one is clearly better than the other.</p><p>We’ve compared them in the categories shoppers care about most, using U.S. News & World Report’s scoring, which is updated constantly based on the latest expert reviews and data. Click through to find out which SUV is the better choice.</p>

Traverse vs. Acadia: Which of These Fraternal Twins Is Right for You?

The Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia are often thought to be two sides of the same coin, which, as it turns out, is a little unfair. In the not-too-distant past, these vehicles had few differences between them save for some superficial styling elements. In the past couple of years, though, the situation has changed. They still ride on the same platform (which is also shared by the Buick Enclave and Cadillac XT5) and share most mechanical components, but everything else, from interior styling to equipment, has begun to diverge.

If you’ve shopped for either (or both) of these vehicles, the results of this comparison might surprise you. Since the Acadia’s 2017 redesign and the Traverse’s debut of a new design just this year, there is a lot more difference between these two vehicles than before. Both reflect GM’s extensive experience in building crossovers, but one is clearly better than the other.

We’ve compared them in the categories shoppers care about most, using U.S. News & World Report’s scoring, which is updated constantly based on the latest expert reviews and data. Click through to find out which SUV is the better choice.

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