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While the GMC Terrain and its twin the Chevrolet Equinox are not bad vehicles, the competition has left them in the dust. They split the difference between small SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and midsized models like the Ford Explorer. While they're nice and roomy inside, the Equinox and Terrain are less efficient than other five-passenger SUVs and burn as much gas as larger, seven-passenger models.
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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

“Nothing bad all good.”

WILLIAM M., MI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“very comfortable ride, but transmission seems weak or loose”

MICHAEL T., SD (2016 GMC Terrain)

“It's been awhile since I have had a 4 cylinder. I am very pleased at the response and acceleration. I notice a slight difference between this and our 8 cylinder Sierra”

LYN W., PA (2016 GMC Terrain)

“HIgh RPMs before shifting from first to second gear. I'd prefer a lower shift point.”

DONALD M., NJ (2016 GMC Terrain)

“OK, However compared to my Lucerne Road noise is very noticeably.”

RONALD H., AZ (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Next time I would get the V6. The 4 cylinder is under powered”

TERRY M., MI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“underpowered with the 4 cylinder”

Anonymous, ME (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Inadequate acceleration due to 4 cylinder engine and weight of vehicle. Fine for local driving but when a passing situation arises I have to think twice.”

KENNETH L., CT (2016 GMC Terrain)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

“The seats are comfortable and the outside noise is very minimal.”

LARRY G., AR (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Quiet and excellent ride”

Anonymous, FL (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Pretty good ride and handling for a smaller vehicle”

KEVIN H., UT (2016 GMC Terrain)

“ is a 2017. The heated seats and lumbar support was essential for the purchase. At my age, I needed the back-up camera.”

Anonymous, FL (2016 GMC Terrain)

“I really wish this vehicle had an auto-UP feature for the driver side window. The front window have auto-DOWN, but not UP.”

Anonymous, MI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“the passenger seat only has manual adjustment while the driver seat has full electric control. I had no idea they would be different”

Anonymous, NY (2016 GMC Terrain)

“there are no air conditioning vent to service the back seat!”

STEVE G., CA (2016 GMC Terrain)

“The car rides ok, the interior is on the smallish side for me, and it noisy. It feels as if the interior is shaped like a triangle, wider on the bottom and more narrow towards the roof.”

GARY R., TX (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Quiet ride powerful and sexy styling.”

WILLIAM M., MI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“The steering column obstructs the air from blowing directly on the driver when using the a/c and heating”

Anonymous, NE (2016 GMC Terrain)


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

What Owners Say

“It's gate for gas considering it's an SUV. It drives comfortably but the acceleration is sluggish.”

Anonymous, MN (2016 GMC Terrain)

“I never thought I could afford a new vehicle, being on social security, but through GMs leasing deal, I got this brand new terrain for only $200 a month. Before I inquired about a used vehicle online, and at $14000 it was priced to me at $300+ a month. I feel fortunate in the deal I received.”

MICHAEL R., IN (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Good value for the money, overall good looks, it's good value for most people, it's more than a basic utility vehicle.”

JOHNATHAN P., CO (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Good auto for tall people. When compared with 2010 and 2013, the 2016 does not have as good front seats”

Anonymous, OK (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Secure ride,good control, good acceleration from the V6 engine,excellent layout, great night interior lighting, logical controls placement placement, LED daytime running lights also act as fog lamps.”

GREGORY P., WI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“I feel I got a great deal, I turned in my 2013 Acadia I leased. Since I paid the full lease on the Acadia, I got a $2200 refund for the condition and milage. This made my Terrain extremely affordable”

LYN W., PA (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Has a lot of bells and whistles for the money”

Anonymous, NY (2016 GMC Terrain)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

“The new-for-2016 LED daytime running lights that doubles as fog/night driving lights are great as long as these don't burn out and become costly to replace. The front and rear are just slightly different from the previous year which works for me.”

GREGORY P., WI (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Looks nice”

RONALD H., AZ (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Good looking and powerful.”

Anonymous, FL (2016 GMC Terrain)

“Easy access to get in and out of the vehicle.”

Anonymous, NE (2016 GMC Terrain)

Would you buy this car again?

2016 vehicles
Acura MDX
Chevrolet Equinox
Dodge Journey
Ford Edge
Ford Explorer
GMC Terrain
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Infiniti QX60
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Wrangler
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Lexus GX
Lexus RX
Lincoln MKX
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Nissan Murano
Nissan Pathfinder
Porsche Cayenne
Tesla Model X
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Highlander
Volkswagen Touareg
Volvo XC90
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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