GMC Terrain Review

Small crossovers and SUVs are growing in popularity around the globe, because they offer all the ease of use of a small vehicle, with the versailitiy and storage of a crossover. One of the first vehicles to attack this market is the GMC Terrain.

The Terrain comes in either two-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, and if you live in a part of the country where it gets cold or it snows, you’ll want the all-wheel drive. Powering that is a 4-cylinder engine that gets the job done while returning good fuel economy numbers.

Being a small SUV, you are limited to only a 5 passenger seating configuration, but that’s standard in vehicles of this size, and you really wouldn’t want more than that because everyone would be cramped. These SUVs lend themselves to being a bit bigger than their car counterparts, though, so the rear passengers get a bit more head and legroom than they’d normally have.

The Terrain is packed with safety features in addition to the plethora of airbags that come standard. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available, as is lane departure warning. If you stray out of your lane the system will beep at you to let you know.

Of course you can get a rearview camera, and there is a forward collision alert system to warn you before you have a crash.

If you do end up having a crash, OnStar will phone for help for you and dispatch first responders to your geographic location.

With OnStar, you also get OnStar 4G LTE, which turns the Terrain into a mobile hotspot while driving down the road, which is great for mobile professionals or when you have your children in the back.

Being a bit smaller in size gives the Terrain a more car-like driving quality, and is great for those who live in the city who still need the extra space for an Ikea run. If that’s you, be sure to check out the GMC Terrain.

Chad Kirchner
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In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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