2021 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

2021 GMC Terrain
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
6.5
The 2021 GMC Terrain tacks away from truck-like function toward urbane utility.
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in looks and mission.
6.5
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.
6.8
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.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
$25,000$23,800N/A$25,270$24,795$26,050
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged GasTurbocharged Gas I4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLFWD 4-Door LN/ASport FWDCVTLE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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