2014 GMC Terrain

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Key Specs

of the 2014 GMC Terrain. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • V-6 power
  • Four-cylinder gas mileage
  • Roomy backseat
  • Cornering poise (Denali)
  • Highway stability

The Bad

  • Occasional drivetrain clunk (V-6)
  • Wide turning circle
  • Denali version isn't unique enough
  • Large blind spot

Notable Features of the 2014 GMC Terrain

  • Denali luxury model
  • Related to Chevrolet Equinox
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard backup camera

2014 GMC Terrain Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

GMC's Terrain is a sibling of the Chevrolet Equinox, but the two compact crossover SUVs have entirely different styling. The Terrain has seating for five and comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
New for 2014
The Terrain gets new 17- and 18-inch chrome wheel offerings but there are no other significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 17-inch chrome wheels; available 18- and 19-inch chrome wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Halogen headlights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Front bucket seats
  • Reclining 60/40-split second-row bench seat with fore/aft adjustment
  • Standard keyless entry, power height adjustment for the driver's seat and a stereo with a USB port for MP3 players
  • Available eight-way power driver's seat and heated leather upholstery
  • Available IntelliLink entertainment and information system 
  • Available navigation system
  • Available dual-screen rear entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6
  • Both engines run on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Backup camera
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Avai...
Vehicle Overview

GMC's Terrain is a sibling of the Chevrolet Equinox, but the two compact crossover SUVs have entirely different styling. The Terrain has seating for five and comes with front- or all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
New for 2014
The Terrain gets new 17- and 18-inch chrome wheel offerings but there are no other significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 17-inch chrome wheels; available 18- and 19-inch chrome wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Halogen headlights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Front bucket seats
  • Reclining 60/40-split second-row bench seat with fore/aft adjustment
  • Standard keyless entry, power height adjustment for the driver's seat and a stereo with a USB port for MP3 players
  • Available eight-way power driver's seat and heated leather upholstery
  • Available IntelliLink entertainment and information system 
  • Available navigation system
  • Available dual-screen rear entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6
  • Both engines run on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Backup camera
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available rear park assist

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Very reliable

by Esperanza45 from Streator on October 14, 2018

This SUV is perfect to get in and out of, Love the 2.4 4 cylinder engine, has GREAT gas performance, Love the rear view camera and all it has to offer. Read full review

(5.0)

Does what it's supposed to do.

by badblood from Jacksonville, FL on October 3, 2018

These are very nice cars. It comfortably seats 5 and there's plenty of room for car seats. Weirdest part of the car is that the lock controls aren't on the door. Overall, a very reliable car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 GMC Terrain currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 GMC Terrain SLE-1

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by GMC
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Terrain received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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