Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale at GMC dealerships in the fall, the 2017 Terrain received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Terrain, which was restyled for the 2016 model year.
Standard safety features on the 2017 Terrain include six airbags, a rearview camera, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control.
Optional safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, side blind-zone alert, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning and rear-park assist.
GM said about 50 percent of Terrain customers are women — GMC's highest rate of female buyers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2017 Terrain.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2017 Ford Edge and Mitsubishi Outlander have not been rated.