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  • (4.5) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $23,975$35,925
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 23-26
  • Engine: 182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2016 GMC Terrain

Our Take on the 2016 GMC Terrain

Our Take

Much like its Chevrolet Equinox corporate twin, the GMC Terrain gets a light refresh for 2016. A bit larger than their compact SUV rivals, the Terrain and Equinox straddle the line between small and midsize SUVs, though pricing and features fit more with the former group. The Terrain comes in SL... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Barely changed despite refresh
  • Wide turning circle
  • Denali version isn't unique enough
  • Large blind spot
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • No keyless start/access
  • Touch-screen performance

Notable Features

  • Five-seat midsize SUV
  • Updated for 2016
  • Front- and all-wheel drive
  • Denali luxury model available
  • Chrome-trimmed shifter

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Despite a supposed update for 2016, this year's GMC Terrain compact SUV hasn’t caught up with the competition.Versus the competition: A compact SUV that could almost be considered a midsize, the Terrain pays off with a large cargo area and a roomy backseat, but most competitors simply get up and go more quickly and are easier to park when you’re done.It’s also fallen beh... Read full review for the 2016 GMC Terrain

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 37 reviews

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Surprising value for the money

by Oscarcat from San Diego California on December 13, 2015

The rental company ran out of compact cars and gave us a 2015 Terrain SLE. I was expecting to hate it. We drove it for two weeks and 1700 miles. To the contrary, it turned out to be quiet, comfortable... Read Full Review

9 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Terrain Denali

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Terrain Denali

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
A

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
G
Retraints and dummy kinematics
G
Structure and safety cage
G

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Terrain Denali

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Terrain Denali

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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