Vehicle Comparisons

2018 Honda CR-V vs GMC Terrain

Drivers want a car that is big enough to transport the family or camping gear but comfortable to drive. Compact SUVs have more room than a sedan but are easier to control than the full-sized SUVs, making a solid compromise between the two. The Honda CR-V and GMC terrain are two popular compact SUVs in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial. Mile High Honda put together this 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 GMC Terrain comparison. Read on to decide which car is right for you.

CR-V vs Terrain: Performance

The 2018 Honda CR-V has two engines to choose from while the 2018 GMC Terrain has three. The CR-V comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower. If you want more power with your CR-V, go with the higher-level trims with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 190 horsepower. With the Terrain, its base engine is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine outputting 170 horsepower. The higher trims carry either a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower or a 1.6 turbodiesel engine with 137 horsepower. 

The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) gives the 2018 CR-V strong linear acceleration and delivers when passing a car on the highway. Pair the transmission with the upgraded turbocharged engine to get the most acceleration. The 2018 Terrain gives solid acceleration as well and a comfortable ride as its suspension absorbs most road bumps.

Interior and Cargo Space

Both SUVs come with two rows that seat a maximum of five people. One bonus the 2018 Honda CR-V has is an extra-wide door which allows easy access to the back row.

The CR-V has the largest cargo space capacity in its class and gives you 39.2 cubic feet of space behind the back row. With the back row turned down, you get an impressive 75.8 cubic feet. The Terrain offers 29.6 cubic feet behind the back row and a maximum of 63.3 cubic feet, which is more than adequate for groceries or luggage for a trip to the mountains.

Honda vs GMC: Safety

The Honda CR-V and GMC Terrain both deliver superior safety and safety features. The Honda Sensing® safety package offers plenty of safety features including its exclusive LaneWatch™. With LaneWatch™, you can see the traffic coming from the right with a side view camera on the passenger side. The Terrain offers similar features, including Rear Parking Sensors, Cross-Traffic Alert, Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Warning.

Test Drive the Honda CR-V at Mile High Honda

If you are looking to buy a compact SUV, understand that both models are excellent choices and have plenty to offer drivers. One model might serve your interests better than the other. We hope our comparison gives you enough information to decide whether the 2018 Honda CR-V or 2018 GMC Terrain is the right car for you.

Mile High Honda services the areas of Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, CO. If you live nearby, we encourage you to visit our dealership. Our dealers will gladly show you our selection of 2018 Honda CR-Vs. Contact us to schedule a test drive today.   


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