2019 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Compact crossovers like the GMC Terrain are especially popular with shoppers, and car buyers are spoiled for choice.

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are heavyweights among competitors thanks to perceived durability, standard advanced safety features, and mostly good packaging; we give a nod to the Honda between those two.

Mazda’s push upmarket in the CX-5 is mostly deserved, and it’s a comfortable crossover in an attractive package.

The Ford Escape is popular, although its dated compared to others in the class.

The Chevrolet Equinox is related to the Terrain, and offers the same engine choices, but largely skips the GMC’s 9-speed that we like so much.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 GMC Terrain is another contender for crossover shoppers’ consideration, but its high price and lack of active safety features keep it on the bench for now.
There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, even if the best configuration requires a careful hand on the order sheet.
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback.
The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size.
With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
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Turbocharged Gas/E15 I4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
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2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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