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.
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"Good fuel economy, Holds the road well in highway driving, poor turning radius and agility"

Anonymous, IN (2014 GMC Terrain)

"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)

"The handling is good but the 4 cyl engine does not have the acceleration we are used too. I prefer a V8. For a 4 cly it is ok."

James P., IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Very easy to drive. 4 cyl really goes"

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"The acceleration of this engine is terrible. It is way underpowered , could get you into trouble in a highway situation ."

Steven T., OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Good acceleration."

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Has a brand new (0 miles)engine as first engine died & although Kia (including guys from national Kia) took it apart several times they couldn't find the problem so installed a brand new engine & a/c system at no cost to us. The Kia drives excellently with great road feel and responsiveness. Handles extremely well. Feels great and safe. But why did the engine die? Why couldn't Kia's most senior mechanics identify the problem. I truly appreciate the engine which had zero miles on it as of 10/17 but it still concerns me It's fairly comfy but not for anything over maybe 250miles"

Kathleen G., FL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"I have the 4 cylinder version and the acceleration is adequate. Handling is very nice and responsive."

Susan C., MI (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Good ride"

Tom D., MI (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Slides in wet weather. I will definitely buy another GMC car, but with AWD on next car."

David E., OR (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Good for the size of the engine"

Raymond P., OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

"The steering ratio is very limited. The Terrain will not make sharp turns. To park in straight parking spaces, you must pull up and back up several times to get in. NO rear aid."

Randall M., TX (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Over 300 hp has proven to be a very fast and responsive experience."

Anonymous, TN (2014 GMC Terrain)

"It has plenty of power 6 cyl. and AWD"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 GMC Terrain)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable seats and ride."

Dennis H., MO (2014 GMC Terrain)

"It just fits right"

Edward P., LA (2014 GMC Terrain)

"seats are comfortable,too noisy,rides well, under powered"

Robert F., AR (2014 GMC Terrain)

"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)

"The ride is top notch."

Herbert B., IN (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Most comfortable I have ever sat in."

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Nothing to say bad about any of it."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Cloth seats are very comfortable. They are heated so that is appreciated on cold winter days. That was especially true since previous to my June 2018 move, my vehicle sat outside all the time. Now I have a garage."

Anonymous, WV (2014 GMC Terrain)

"This vehicle is very comfortable. The seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth. The noise level is low."

Susan C., MI (2014 GMC Terrain)

"The seating is very comfortable"

Anonymous, OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Very comfortable car on the highway and on city roads. I owned seven Cadillac’s previously and vehicle matches the comfort cross country driving"

Anonymous, IL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Extremely comfortable seats and ease of use of all controls. Very quiet interior. Comfy ride with excellent drive feel. Good road feel. Excellent responsiveness with great stability even in adverse conditions i.e Evacuating from H Irma in torrential rain w/bumper to bumper high speed traffic. Felt very safe & behaved so"

Kathleen G., FL (2014 GMC Terrain)

"I am over 6' tall. I can put the driver's seat back so far that I can barely touch the pedals, which I like"

Karen K., CA (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Good ride and handling"

Raymond P., OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

"The seats are just OK but what I hate is the road noise . At highway speeds it is terrible . That was my main factor in deciding not to buy another GMC"

Steven T., OH (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Awesome comfortable seats and relatively low road noise."

Anonymous, GA (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Seats are very comfortable and roomy. Noise level is good while driving and driving is very smooth."

Lloyd E., MD (2014 GMC Terrain)


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

What Owners Say

"fairly good value"

Robert F., AR (2014 GMC Terrain)

"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)

"The total value is the best."

Herbert B., IN (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Great Overall Quality and GM servic"

Anonymous, BC (2014 GMC Terrain)

"Great SUV, Denali package - wife loves this car."

Kenneth N., VA (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?

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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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