Jones Automotive Group Compares 2019 GMC TERRAIN VS 2018 Honda CR-V Near Buckeye, AZ

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2019 GMC TERRAIN

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2019 GMC TERRAIN

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2018 Honda CR-V

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the GMC Terrain’s rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Honda CR-V doesn’t offer comfort guides on its rear seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Terrain are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The CR-V doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Terrain Denali offers an optional Surround Vision to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CR-V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Terrain and the CR-V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, 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.

Warranty Comparison

The Terrain’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the CR-V’s (6 vs. 5 years).

GMC pays for scheduled maintenance on the Terrain for 2 years and 24,000 miles. GMC will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance (up to 2 oil changes). Honda doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the CR-V.

There are over 64 percent more GMC dealers than there are Honda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Terrain’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Terrain has a standard 700-amp battery. The CR-V’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that GMC vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks GMC 20th in initial quality. With 3 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 23rd.

Engine Comparison

The Terrain’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 23 lbs.-ft. more torque (203 vs. 180) than the CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Terrain’s 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 24 lbs.-ft. more torque (203 vs. 179) than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. The Terrain’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 62 more horsepower (252 vs. 190) and 81 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 179) than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

The Terrain’s 1.6 turbo diesel produces 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (240 vs. 180) than the CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Terrain’s 1.6 turbo diesel produces 61 lbs.-ft. more torque (240 vs. 179) than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the GMC Terrain 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

Terrain

CR-V

Zero to 30 MPH

2.8 sec

3.4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

7.2 sec

8.2 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.7 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15.6 sec

16.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93 MPH

88 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Terrain

CR-V

 

FWD

1.6 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

28 city/39 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

1.6 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

28 city/38 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Terrain’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The CR-V doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Terrain’s standard fuel tank has almost a gallon more fuel capacity than the CR-V (14.9 vs. 14 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Terrain’s standard fuel tank has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR-V (15.6 vs. 14 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Terrain’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CR-V:

 

Terrain 1.5T/Diesel

Terrain 2.0T

CR-V

Front Rotors

11.8 inches

12.6 inches

11.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.3 inches

11.3 inches

10.2 inches

The Terrain stops shorter than the CR-V:

 

Terrain

CR-V

 

60 to 0 MPH

128 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

136 feet

146 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Terrain’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Terrain offers optional 19-inch wheels. The CR-V’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Terrain has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The CR-V doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Terrain’s wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer than on the CR-V (107.3 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

The Terrain Denali AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the CR-V Touring AWD (27.5 seconds @ .64 average G’s vs. 28 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Terrain’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The CR-V does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The power windows standard on both the Terrain and the CR-V have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Terrain is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The CR-V prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Terrain’s front and rear power windows all lower with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The CR-V’s power windows’ passenger windows don’t open automatically. The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to lower them fully.

The Terrain’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR-V LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

The Terrain has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The CR-V has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the EX/EX-L/Touring.

The Terrain’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring.

When the Terrain with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The CR-V’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Terrain SLT/Denali has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The CR-V offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Terrain and the CR-V offer available heated front seats. The Terrain Denali also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the CR-V.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Terrain Denali keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The CR-V doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

On extremely cold winter days, the Terrain’s optional (except SL/SLE) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The CR-V doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Terrain (except SL) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The CR-V doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Terrain Denali’s optional Automatic Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The CR-V doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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