A mechanical twin of the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain is mostly distinguished from the Chevy with its bolder (boulder?) styling and this year, its new touchscreen audio system.
The Ford Edge is a bit bigger overall and offers the complex MyFord Touch system, as well as a Sport version and this year, a new EcoBoost turbo version with up to 30 mpg.
A new CR-V is coming this year, with revised styling, but no larger engine options.
Toyota's Venza was new in 2010, and it's an interesting choice in the class, related mechanically to the Highlander but optimized for five passengers, and with four- and six-cylinder engine options.
Lastly, the VW Tiguan seats five and has the usual German feel and look to recommend it, but fuel economy is low, and sticker prices are relatively high.
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|2012 GMC TerrainBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings||2012 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles|
|FWD 4-Door SLE-1||FWD 4-Door LS||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door I4 (GS)||2WD 4-Door Manual S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door|
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|2012 GMC Terrain vs. 2012 Chevrolet Equinox||2012 GMC Terrain vs. 2012 Ford Edge||2012 GMC Terrain vs. 2012 Honda CR-V||2012 GMC Terrain vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4||2012 GMC Terrain vs. 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan|