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2014 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

 
2014 GMC Terrain
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The GMC Terrain serves under a different name and under a different body elsewhere at GM--and if you prefer a smoother look and a lower price, you'll want to drive the related Chevy Equinox, though only the top versions get the Terrain's standard premium shocks.

Shopping in the rugged range 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--unless you opt for the very expensive turbodiesel.

In the middle of the conventional convention, there are other options.

The Ford Edge 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, but it's due to be replaced in the near future.

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The uniform may be military-grade, but the GMC Terrain's softer side shows up in its excellent four-cylinder gas mileage and Denali luxury.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is every bit as solid, spacious, and well-equipped as cost-conscious families could expect -- and far more quiet and refined than many other models without a luxury badge.
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An exceptionally comfortable interior, great connectivity, and a 30-mpg turbo model succeed in elevating the 2014 Ford Edge above the crossover clutter.
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The 2014 Honda CR-V isn't exactly sprightly, but it nails efficiency on a few levels and finally brings more features to the family-wagon fight.
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors.
MSRP From     
$26,465$24,440$28,100$23,120$29,495$28,530
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol I4Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1FWD 4-Door LS4-Door SE FWD2WD 5-Door LXRWD 4-Door Altitude2WD 4-Door S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
 
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