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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|20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small SUV 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Midsize Station Wagons||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door SL||FWD 4-Door L||4-Door SE FWD||RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary||FWD 4-Door S||2WD 5-Door LX|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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