Compare the GMC Terrain

to the Mazda CX-5 and Jeep Cherokee at Ciocca Atlantic City


Searching for that smaller crossover that prioritizes your comfort and convenience without forgoing a hardy adventuring spirit? The GMC Terrain is right up your alley! The rugged GMC SUV offers turbocharged capability under the hood, mixing with a comfy interior and exciting features to offer the full package for your daily drive.

The GMC Terrain isn't alone in the small crossover segment. Rivals like the Mazda CX-5 and Jeep Cherokee might pop up in your research, making it difficult to choose the one that best suits your style. Below, you can find our comparison of the GMC Terrain to its competition. We'll detail what makes the Terrain stand out, allowing you to get the full picture before deciding to test drive your favorite model!

GMC Terrain vs. Mazda CX-5

Standard powertrain options tell a different story for the two SUVs. The GMC Terrain comes equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The Mazda CX-5 employs a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, making 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. While the Mazda CX-5 pushes out more horsepower, it falls far behind with torque output - the Terrain offers more power to its wheels and better acceleration. The GMC Terrain mates with a nine-speed automatic transmission, offering more control over your commute. Unfortunately, the Mazda CX-5 can't quite match up, only equipping a standard six-speed automatic.

The cozy comfort inside the Terrain is hard to beat, especially when considering the numerous options that other SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 won't offer. The GMC SUV enjoys more front-row headroom and shoulder room, while those in the back of the Terrain will enjoy more shoulder room and legroom. Are you looking to include more gear for your next camping trip? The GMC Terrain offers 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space, four more cubic feet than its Mazda rival. With the optional GMC packages, you can equip your base-level Terrain with features like a power sunroof, navigation system, power liftgate, and heated front seats. The Mazda CX-5 offers these features in its lineup, but you won't find them available on its base trim level.

GMC Terrain vs. Jeep Cherokee

Both crossover SUVs seat up to five passengers, allowing you and your family to head off on an adventure together. The GMC Terrain holds the edge for front-row headroom and hip room, while those in the rear will enjoy more shoulder room and hip room - a comfier ride in the GMC SUV than the Jeep Cherokee. If you're looking to pack the interior with your gear, you'll find more space available in the GMC Terrain, which offers 63.3 cubic feet. In the Jeep Cherokee, the cargo space you can enjoy caps out at 54.7 cubic feet. With a full load of passengers, the GMC Terrain can still accommodate 29.6 cubic feet of storage space - the Cherokee only offers 25.8 cubic feet.

Improving the quality of your daily commute can come down to how often you need to stop at the nearest gas station for a fill-up. The GMC Terrain's turbocharged 1.5-liter engine delivers 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, compared to the Jeep Cherokee's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. While both equip a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Terrain prioritizes efficiency in the city, offering 25 mpg to the Cherokee's 22 mpg.

Test Drive the New GMC Terrain Today

Eager for a way to upgrade your morning drive to work? Looking for a family-friendly option for your next vacation? Consider the new GMC Terrain, which stands proud against its competition. Reach out to Ciocca Atlantic City today to schedule your test drive!


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    430 N Albany Ave.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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