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While this version of the GMC Terrain is not a bad vehicle, the competition had left it in the dust. While nice and roomy inside, the Terrain is less efficient than other five-passenger SUVs, but burns as much gas as larger, seven-passenger models. The 3.6-liter engine, shared with many other General Motors products, supplies quick acceleration times at the test track, but feels sluggish in routine driving.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

“Driving on snow and ice has been outstanding. Great SUV for Alaska.”

Anonymous, AK (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Overall handling is great but it is hard to park Turning radius”

Anonymous, OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Handling is not as good as the base Mazda CX-5 that we leased for a month each of the last 2 winters in Florida. And we have the Denali V6 Terrain.”

CHRISTI M., MI (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Good power out of V6 engine. Trailer rating is disappointing.”

MICHAEL S., WI (2014 GMC Terrain)

“With the 6 cylinder it is great. The four cylinder (that I had on a 2011 model) leaves it very underpowered”

PETER M., VA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Handles very well but ride is somewhat bouncy-doesn't take bumps very well. Also, road noise is more than I think it should be.”

JOHN L., TX (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Handles great. Never lacks for power in merging or passing. Easy to park in lots.”

ROBERT M., IL (2014 GMC Terrain)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

“I am a big guy and this car does not accommodate my size as much as I would prefer. Luckily it is not my main car to drive”

Anonymous, CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“If you open the back seat windows the noise is unbearable.”

DANIEL M., CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“It is everything I need in a vehicle, good ride, comfort and good on gas.”

Anonymous, CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“The seating lacks cushioning needed for extended trips, and the seat itself is a little too narrow. Otherwise all is fine.”

DARWIN K., IN (2014 GMC Terrain)

“There are no heat/cooling vents in the back!”

Anonymous, MN (2014 GMC Terrain)

“When the back windows are open & the front windows are closed and driving either on city streets or the highway there is a loud muffling sound. The only time you do not hear the muffling sound is if all the windows are open or all the windows are closed.”

Anonymous, MA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“doesn't have passenger climate controls”

CARL F., MA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Important factor for us was ride comfort and noise level...both are good for this vehicle”

Anonymous, IN (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Comfort very good ,acceleration poor, noise poor,ride good”

ROBERT F., TX (2014 GMC Terrain)

“I find the leather seats are very hard and uncomfortable. I cannot drive the vehicle because it causes severe sciatic.”

Anonymous, AB (2014 GMC Terrain)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

“Great value for the cost”

JOE L., PA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“You mite not think 24 m/g is go but that is around town. On the highway I average around 34 to 37 m/g. I bought the Terrain used 14 months ago with 12+ miles, know it has 40+ miles. What I like most the backup camera.”

PAUL S., CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“The steering column obstructs the driver from feeling the a/c or heat blower. The silver finish on the gear shift between the seats can be very bright when there is direct sunlight reflecting from the sun.”

Anonymous, NE (2014 GMC Terrain)

“I feel like we may have overpaid for this car”

Anonymous, CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Price was high, but it was a certified pre-owned and the dealership has been awesome in taking care of warranty.”

STEVEN M., TX (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Overall value for the price I paid”

FRITZ K., MI (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Great value for the money. Ride and drivability is outstanding.”

ROBERT M., IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

“The vehicle has more than paid for itself in comfort and usage Only drawback is it is not a truck”

Anonymous, LA (2014 GMC Terrain)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

“The ability to get in and out of the vehicle from both the passenger and driver side. Lots of leg room for back seat passengers.”

Anonymous, NE (2014 GMC Terrain)

“the designee / look of the vehicle”

CARL F., MA (2014 GMC Terrain)

“I simply like the lines”

DONALD G., ON (2014 GMC Terrain)

“Between the front seats is not very handy is you want to eat at a drivethru”

PEGGY V., MO (2014 GMC Terrain)

Would you buy this car again?

2014 vehicles
Acura RDX
Audi Q5
Buick Encore
Chevrolet Equinox
Ford Escape
GMC Terrain
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Kia Sorento
Kia Sportage
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Mini Cooper Countryman
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Nissan Juke
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Xterra
Subaru Forester
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota RAV4
Volkswagen Tiguan
Volvo XC60
Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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