2021 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Terrain is a near-twin to the Chevy Equinox, though the GMC gets a better transmission and has some nicer cues inside.

It may show its age, but the Honda CR-V is a solid choice with a spacious interior and a new hybrid edition.

The Toyota RAV4 has butch looks and a thrifty hybrid—and a plug-in Prime hybrid, too.

The Subaru Forester is our top choice as long as power isn’t a priority; it’s an excellent space-saver with safety scores that top the class.

The Mazda CX-5 may not be all that spacious, but it’s fun to drive.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 GMC Terrain tacks away from truck-like function toward urbane utility.
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price.
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.
A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged GasTurbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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