Looking for a compact crossover SUV with a big backseat? The 2017 GMC Terrain might be a good fit. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 GMC Terrain. The Terrain is a compact crossover from GMC. It's got two rows of seats. And to be honest, it's kind of a lame duck at this point. This is the final year of production for the current generation Terrain. GMC's already shown us the 2018 Terrain is going to have all new styling, all new everything. It's going to be hot in this class. And this vehicle, frankly, is not hot compared to most of its rivals. We don't like the base four-cylinder engine. The optional V6 isn't bad. But by then, you're spending a fair amount of money. And the interior quality isn't going to wow you. So overall, you got a spacious back seat in the Terrain. But beyond that, we might advise waiting for next year to see what it brings. Step inside the Terrain and there's that big old back seat. Plenty of room for a couple of tall folks back there, even three in a pinch. That is one of the best features about the Terrain. And as you can see, there's even some funky upholstery to give you something to look at back there. Up front, that design goes back quite a few years at this point. Buttons are small. The infotainment system, they've tried to shoehorn a decent one in there. But the bottom line is you're going to feel the age of the Terrain relative to its newer rivals, such as the redesigned Honda CR-V and our personal favorite, the Mazda CX-5. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.