2016 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The GMC Terrain is on the upper end of the compact-crossover spectrum.

The experience is about the same as in the softer-styled and more affordable Chevrolet Equinox, though you'll have to buy a well-equipped Chevy to get the Terrain's upgraded suspension.

If you're looking for a more rugged vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is slightly larger and slightly more expensive, but can go just about anywhere if you choose one with four-wheel drive.

The Ford Edge offers a more conventional crossover platform and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engines; it's new for the 2015 model year.

The Honda CR-V is well-built and spacious, and it has a more efficient powertrain for 2015, but handling is only average.

The Nissan Murano has also been redesigned for 2015 and has a very striking exterior design; it may also draw your attention with its V-6 power.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover with a little more room than some of its rivals, which pays off in big comfort and better hauling capabilities.
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value.
The 2016 Ford Edge has everything you might want in a tech-focused, stylish crossover—as long as you don't require third-row seating or a luxury badge.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a lot more than first appearances might suggest: a true luxury vehicle, a capable off-roader, and a fuel-efficient diesel highway hauler—potentially all in the same build.
Smooth, quiet and comfortable, the 2016 Nissan Murano is a stylish choice for empty-nesters who aren't concerned with sportiness or off-road capability.
The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol I4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDMidsize Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLFWD 4-Door L4-Door SE FWDRWD 4-Door 75th AnniversaryFWD 4-Door S2WD 5-Door LX
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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