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GMC Terrain

  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Terrain is a corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Equinox, but a few critical differences compromise it, even though it is positioned as a more premium offering. We found it to be loud and stiff riding, with severely hampered visibility. The base engine is a lackluster 170-hp 1.5-liter, and the uplevel choice is a significantly stronger 252-hp 2.0-liter. The 2.0-liter turbo is mated to a nine-speed automatic that's not the swiftest or the smoothest. Unfortunately, the Terrain's gear selector is controlled by unintuitive-to-operate dash-mounted push buttons. The infotainment system is one of the easier ones to use and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, and blind-spot warning are available.
All Ratings & Reliability
2010 Redesign Year
GMC Terrain 2017
The Terrain is GMC's entry in the small to midsized SUV segment. While a decent enough offering, the model's competition is significantly better. The five-passenger mid-size SUV consumes fuel more like seven-passenger full-size models. That said; if you're considering getting one, look for at least an SLE-2, which comes with the power driver's seat. A rearview camera is standard regardless of trim. While the standard four-cylinder engine manages to get the job done, the optional V6 is a more enjoyable choice. Terrain's 2013 freshening brought a more powerful 3.6-liter V6, as well as a revised interior with new infotainment technology. For 2015, changes include a standard built-in WiFi hotspot. Advanced optional safety features, including blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, joined forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems for 2016.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $15,225 - $26,375 $12,740 - $23,700
2015 $14,125 - $23,725 $11,690 - $21,040
2014 $13,450 - $21,575 $10,925 - $18,825
2013 $12,650 - $19,025 $10,060 - $16,210
2012 $10,650 - $13,600 $8,045 - $10,845
2011 $9,450 - $12,375 $6,825 - $9,600
2010 $8,475 - $10,800 $5,860 - $8,060