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GMC Acadia and Terrain Named to US News’ List of the Best New SUVs Under $30,000 in 2020

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2020 GMC Acadia Denali 2019 Dubai International Motor Show
2020 GMC Acadia Denali
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If you’re looking for a well-equipped SUV with a budget-friendly price tag, GMC has two models worth considering. Named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best New SUVs Under $30,000 in 2020, the GMC Acadia and GMC Terrain offer impressive powertrains, well-appointed cabins, and advanced tech.

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2020 GMC Acadia

The 2020 GMC Acadia has plenty of seating thanks to three rows and a long list of standard features. These include connectivity tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comfort amenities like tri-zone automatic climate control, and tech options like satellite radio.

2020 GMC Acadia AT4
2020 GMC Acadia AT4

U.S. News and World Report writers Jaclyn Trop and Adrian Taylor point out that the Acadia offers even more standard safety tech in the 2020 model:

  • Rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Lane Change Alert
  • Teen Driver system

2020 GMC Terrain

Just like its sibling, the GMC Terrain also offers additional driver-assist technologies as standard features in the 2020 model. These include forward collision warning, front pedestrian braking, and forward automatic emergency braking. Also standard are the Teen Driver system and a rearview camera.

“The 2020 GMC Terrain features comfortable seating in both rows, a ton of standard safety features, and a classy cabin,” according to Trop and Taylor.

2020 GMC Terrain
2020 GMC Terrain
Photo: GMC

The standard 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission is rated at 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. For more power, opt for the available 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine (also paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission) for ratings of 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

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Staying connected and entertained is easy in the 2020 Terrain thanks to 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability and the GMC Infotainment System. It is also equipped with either a 7-inch or 8-inch diagonal touch screen and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.