Though it shares its running gear with the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain has a look all its own--and more standard equipment to go with its higher price tag.
If the styling sells you and the price tag doesn't turn you off, this year's Terrain also has an improved ride versus only the Equinox LTZ V-6, which gets the same upgraded shocks--so choose accordingly.
Other competitors include the Ford Edge, which offers a frugal turbo four-cylinder that's strained to deliver performance, and still can't quite match the slightly smaller Terrain's 32-mpg four-cylinder highway mileage.
The GMC Intellilink connectivity suite is simpler and easier to use than MyFord Touch, too, but MyFord Touch is optional.
The Honda CR-V is a spacious crossover with good build quality, but styling is just acceptable and fuel economy is average, as is handling and its connectivity and features set.
Looking at something more urbane might draw you to the Nissan Murano and its V-6 and CVT drivetrain; studying something more rugged could bring you to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, an excellent entry that's a bit bigger, somewhat more expensive, but even more capable on-road and off-road than the Terrain, though with much lower fuel economy.
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|20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility|
|FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1||FWD 4-Door LS||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 5-Door LX||RWD 4-Door Laredo||2WD 4-Door S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio|