Differences Between the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse

2022 Chevrolet Traverse | Collierville, TN

At first glance, the 2022 GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse might appear to be twins. However, these two models have some key differences to consider if you need some help deciding which one to bring home. That’s especially true when it comes to space and strength. 

Though the 2022 GMC Acadia can seat up to seven people, it’s not as roomy as the 2022 Chevy Traverse. It offers 41.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 79 cubic feet when you collapse all of the rear seats. The larger Traverse can accommodate up to eight riders. There’s 57.8 cubic feet behind the second row. When you need more space for pets or possessions than people, collapse both back rows to access 98.2 cubic feet.

Both models are both reasonably efficient in terms of mileage — but the Traverse is the better choice when it comes to towing. But the Acadia can tow only 4,000 pounds max, while the Traverse can tow 5,000 pounds.

Lastly, the Acadia and Traverse contrast when it comes to trim options. The Acadia has more specialized trim levels, which include the luxury-oriented Denali and the off-road-focused AT4. But the Traverse has a higher quantity of trims — 6 to be exact. So, if you want a wide array of trims to choose from, go with the Chevy model.

Test-drive the 2022 Acadia and Traverse for yourself when you and your family stop by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville. Our friendly sales reps will be happy to help you pick just the right SUV to fit your family’s budget, preferences, and needs.

Things to Love About the GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System

GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System | Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC | Collierville, TN

GMC trucks not only look stylish but they have the capability you need for any towing task as you go about life in Collierville, Tennessee. Whether you use your Sierra for work, play, or a bit of both, the GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System will make towing both safer and easier. Here are just some of the benefits this system offers.

For starters, the system has an In-Vehicle Trailering App. The app has a pre-departure checklist and trailer light test functions so you can feel more prepared before you start each trip. Customizable trailer profiles “remember” different types of trailers you pull on a regular basis, which saves time if you tow a variety of loads as part of your daily routine.

You can also monitor tire pressure during a trip, as well as fuel economy and mileage. This translates to a more informed driving experience.

Tap into the intelligence of the Smart Trailer feature when using your Sierra to transport an RV on your family’s travels. It works in tandem with the RV’s systems so you can prep the water heater for a shower or turn on the AC from a distance.

Contact us at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville if you need help navigating your truck’s GMC ProGrade™ Trailering System. Or stop by to experience the advantages of this system firsthand when you test-drive a shiny new Sierra 1500 for yourself.

What’s New for the 2022 GMC Lineup?

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | Collierville, TN

Need more reasons to go with a brand-new GMC vehicle for your family rather than a slightly older one? We’ve rounded up a handful of exciting updates found on the 2022 GMC lineup here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

Some of what’s new for GMC trucks

If you’re in the market for a 2022 GMC truck, both the Sierra 1500 and Canyon have some new offerings. The all-new Sierra 1500 boasts a refreshed look characterized by LED lighting and a new front-end style on the outside and a larger infotainment display on the inside. And the 2.7-liter engine now gets 20% more torque than the outgoing model year so you can have efficiency without sacrificing performance.

For the 2022 Canyon, the brand offers a new special package for the Denali trim: Black Edition. This package includes all-weather floor mats, 20-inch black wheels, and a black exhaust tip.

Some of what’s new for GMC SUVs

The Terrain got a substantial makeover for the 2022 model year. It has a revamped design and three new exterior color options. GMC has also included an AT4 variant for those that need a more rugged version of the Terrain to keep pace with off-roading excursions in Tennessee and beyond.

The 2022 Hummer EV is one of the brand’s most celebrated releases for the year. Available later in 2022, the SUV version of the Hummer EV has a unique style that helps you stand out from the crowd. And it has an estimated 300+ mile range per charge, according to the manufacturer.

See what’s new on the GMC lineup firsthand when you and your family shop the 2022 GMC models here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

GM’s Orion Plant to Churn Out Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks

Silverado and Sierra EV Trucks | Collierville, TN

The future of driving is electric and General Motors is paving the way with innovation as it readies the production of Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks at its Orion Plant.

Currently, the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, manufactures the electrified Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. With a $4 billion investment, though, the Orion plant will be able to upgrade its facilities and process to handle the demands of building the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. The sizeable investment in the Orion plant will also bring about 2,350 new job roles. With new employees and current employees, the number of workers will be approximately 3,350.

Highlights of the Silverado EV

The 2024 Silverado EV will feature a 400-mile range when operating on a full charge, notes GM.[1] The 2024 Silverado EV will first be available in two trim levels — Work Truck and RST. When properly equipped, the RST will boast a maximum trailering capacity of 10,000 pounds and generate ratings of 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.

We will have to wait a little longer for details on the 2024 electric GMC Sierra EV. It makes its debut in the Denali trim later in 2022, but as soon as details are released, we will let you know!

Learn more about the electrified GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

[1] Range estimate based on the current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates are not yet available.

New Trailer Features for 2021 GMC Sierra

Trailer with Sierra 1500 - Memphis, TN

GMC is set to make driving with a trailer even easier with five new additions to the Sierra 1500’s already exceptional towing technology. Highlights include updated camera views and an anti-jack knife feature.

Keeping an Eye on Things

GM customers have let the company know that they want technology to help them tow loads safely and comfortably, and it responded by enhancing its pre-existing systems. Cargo Bed View has been upgraded to include Bed Hitch Guidance and Cargo Bed Zoom View functions. It is now easier than ever to line up and attach a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer. Rear Trailer View now includes guidelines and an angle indicator. Rear Side View offers a split view of both sides of the truck and trailer to help prevent collisions when backing up and maneuvering into a parking spot.

Expanded Visibility and Warnings

Trailer Length Indicator is another helpful technology feature that has been added to the 2021 Sierra. It helps the driver to make safer lane shifts by showing surrounding vehicles. Jack-Knife Alert helps to avoid dangerous jack-knife situations in which the trailer pivots and can cause damage to the hitch and the rear bumper of the truck.

If you want to see how these advanced features work for yourself, swing by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC and test drive a properly equipped 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 today.