2018 GMC Acadia vs the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Exterior view of a black 2018 GMC Acadia on the left "vs" an exterior view of a gray 2018 Chevy Equinox on the right

There is nothing easy about a new car decision, every detail gets scrutinized because you want to make sure that you get the right vehicle for you. When searching for a new SUV, there can be an overwhelming amount of information on the countless choices that are available, muddling your decision-making process. For a clear-cut comparison of the key specs and features of two of the most versatile and stylish SUV’s on the market, the 2018 GMC Acadia and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, look no further and find your future SUV.

2018 GMC Acadia


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2.5L I-4 w/ Direct Injection Standard Engine 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder
5 - 6 - 7 Passengers Options Seating 5 Passengers
79 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Space 63.5 Cubic Feet
4,000 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds

Specs & Features

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 GMC Acadia outperforms the 2018 Chevy Equinox in the four major criteria of an SUV. The Chevrolet Equinox’s standard engine does deliver more torque than the 2018 GMC Acadia’s, (203 lb-ft to 188 lb-ft) but the 2.5L engine of the 2018 Acadia produces more horsepower (193) than the Equinox’s 1.5L Turbo engine (170). The two vehicles are also comparable with their versatile 60/40 split folding rear seats, but the 2018 GMC Acadia offers three different passenger seating options as well. The 2018 GMC Acadia All-Terrain has seating configurations for 5, 6 or 7 passengers; when opting for the five-passenger setup, the 2018 Acadia All-Terrain gets covered storage bins and a cargo management system in lieu of the third-row seat. Both the 2018 GMC Acadia and the 2018 Chevy Equinox offer optional engine upgrades, the Equinox has a 2.0L Turbo and a 1.6L Turbo Diesel, while the 2018 Acadia only has a 3.5L V6 available. But the 3.5L V6 of the 2018 Acadia outperforms both engine options of the 2018 Equinox, the Acadia’s 3.5L V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque while the Equinox’s more powerful option, the 2.0L Turbo only pushes out 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. With more powerful engines and a larger and more versatile interior, the 2018 GMC Acadia is the clear choice over the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. If you’re ready to get inside the 2018 GMC Acadia, you can find it at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC today.

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