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For those seeking a comfortable, quiet and potentially powerful compact SUV on a budget, the 2014 GMC Terrain might fit the bill.
The interior is comfortable and quiet, and the rear seats slide forward and backward nearly eight inches to optimize rear legroom or cargo space. Under the hood, the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder does well with fuel economy, but if you want power the available 3.6-liter V6 engine is the way to go. Not only is it powerful enough to outrun even modern compact SUVs, it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Of course, there’s no getting around the 2014 Terrain’s age, as a glance at the array of infotainment and climate control buttons on the dash can tell you. That said, while the Terrain obviously doesn’t have modern smartphone integration, there’s a standard USB audio input, and SLE-2 and higher trims have Bluetooth® audio streaming. Driver assist tech is limited, but includes forward-collision warning and lane-departure alert. Denali trims get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
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Max towing capacity
V6 Power: Even though it’s older, the 2014 GMC Terrain has a trick up its sleeve: A powerful V6 engine. Not only is it enough to outpace newer compact SUVs, it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, pretty good for this class.
Rear Seat Flexibility: We like the sliding rear seat of the 2014 Terrain, which allows you to optimize cargo space with the seat all the way forward, or legroom with it in its rearmost position. In fact, it’s enough to give this older vehicle more legroom and cargo space than its successor (2018-present), albeit by just a little bit.
Interior Comfort: You don’t have to get the luxury-level Terrain Denali to get a comfortable interior and smooth ride. Every GMC Terrain benefits from this, thanks to extensive sound deadening and a soft suspension. That all goes double for the upscale Denali.
Interior Space: By external measurements, the Terrain is a “tweener” vehicle, slotting somewhere between rivals like the Honda CR-V and the bigger Ford Edge. However, the interior is actually smaller than both. While what you get is comfortable, if you need maximum interior and cargo space, the Terrain comes up a little short.
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RepairPal gave the GMC Terrain an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks GMC Terrain 9th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the GMC Terrain