Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2018 Honda CR-V VS 2018 GMC Terrain Near Houston, TX

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2018 Honda CR-V

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2018 GMC Terrain

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Honda CR-V are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The GMC Terrain doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Terrain doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the CR-V and the Terrain have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the CR-V the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 87 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Terrain has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

The CR-V’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Terrain’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the CR-V’s reliability 53 points higher than the Terrain.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 14 places higher in reliability than GMC.

Engine Comparison

The CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 14 more horsepower (184 vs. 170) than the Terrain’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the CR-V gets better fuel mileage than the Terrain:

 

 

CR-V

Terrain

 

2WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/32 hwy

n/a

 

 

1.5 Turbo/Auto

28 city/34 hwy

26 city/30 hwy

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

22 city/28 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/31 hwy

n/a

 

 

1.5 Turbo/Auto

27 city/33 hwy

24 city/28 hwy

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

21 city/26 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Honda CR-V uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Terrain with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The CR-V has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Terrain doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The CR-V stops much shorter than the Terrain:

 

CR-V

Terrain

 

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the CR-V has larger tires than the Terrain (235/65R17 vs. 225/65R17).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The CR-V has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the CR-V flat and controlled during cornering. The Terrain’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the CR-V is .7 inches wider in the front and 1.1 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Terrain.

The CR-V Touring AWD handles at .81 G’s, while the Terrain Denali AWD pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the CR-V has a 1.3 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Terrain SLE (8.2 vs. 6.9 inches), allowing the CR-V to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The CR-V’s minimum ground clearance is .3 inch higher than on the Terrain SLT/Denali (8.2 vs. 7.9 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

The CR-V has 2.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Terrain (105.9 vs. 103.2).

The CR-V has .1 inches more front headroom, .4 inches more front legroom, .7 inches more front hip room, .7 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear headroom and .7 inches more rear legroom than the Terrain.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The CR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Terrain with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 29.6 cubic feet). The CR-V has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Terrain with its rear seat folded (75.8 vs. 63.3 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V. The Terrain doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s front power windows both open or close with one touch of the switches. The Terrain’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

The CR-V Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Terrain’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The CR-V’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Terrain SL doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring has a standard Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Terrain doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The CR-V (except LX/EX)’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Terrain’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda CR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance. The GMC Terrain isn't recommended.

Motor Trend selected the CR-V as their 2018 Sport Utility of the Year. The Terrain has never been chosen.

The Honda CR-V outsold the GMC Terrain by over four to one during 2017.

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