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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Compact SUV: GMC Terrain


In the Compact SUV category, the highest ranked vehicle was the GMC Terrain, followed by the Chevrolet Equinox and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The GMC Terrain is a five-passenger crossover that comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Those looking for more muscle can opt for a 3.6-liter V6 producing 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder Terrain gets 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway in front-wheel drive form while the six-cylinder provides 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.