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Buick Envision vs. GMC Terrain

When we compare the Buick Envision to the GMC Terrain, the Buick Envision has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The GMC Terrain has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. The Buick Envision and GMC Terrain have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Buick Envision versus the GMC Terrain, the GMC Terrain is a better car than the Buick Envision.

Buick Envision versus GMC Terrain Pricing

A used 2023 Buick Envision ranges from $32,015 to $47,037 while a used 2023 GMC Terrain is priced between $31,956 to $42,694. For a new model, the Buick Envision's price is between $33,642 and $48,505, with the GMC Terrain priced between $30,728 and $42,979.

Buick Envision versus GMC Terrain Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick Envision is 7.6 out of 10 while the GMC Terrain's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Buick Envision being ranked 9 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the GMC Terrain being ranked 11 out of 24 Best Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Buick Envision’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the GMC Terrain base engine makes 175 horsepower. Both the Envision and the Terrain are rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 493 and 432 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Buick Envision has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Buick Envision.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Buick Envision has higher safety ratings than the GMC Terrain, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.74 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Buick Envision

2023 GMC Terrain

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,642 - $48,505

Used Asking Price:

$32,015 - $47,037

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,728 - $42,979

Used Asking Price:

$31,956 - $42,694

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 29

Most Reliable Luxury Small SUVs

14 / 29
24 / 67

Luxury Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

27 / 29

Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs

35 / 67

Luxury Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

49 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 14
11 / 24
12 / 24

Most Reliable Small SUVs

13 / 24
18 / 28
22 / 61

Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

22 / 24
23 / 61
24 / 61
30 / 61

Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

46 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that seats five people with a roomy cabin and impressive fuel economy. The current Terrain was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,939 and 3-year-old models averaging $24,337.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Fuel efficient engine
  • Smooth ride

  • Limited cargo space
  • High starting price
  • Base engine needs more power

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Avenir, Essence, Preferred

Trim Levels

AT4, Denali, SLE, SLT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.74 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.062 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1500 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 493 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 29 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

25.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

52.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

125.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

29.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

132.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3692 lbs

Width:

74.1 inches

Height:

64.6 inches

Length:

182.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3419 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available