The GMC Terrain and the Chevrolet Equinox share the same platform, but they have different designs, technology, and features that set them apart.

Drivers in Allentown, Emmaus, and Bethlehem can learn more about the key differences between the 2018 GMC Terrain and the 2018 Chevy Equinox in this in-depth review, and learn where to test drive the winning vehicle.


Both the 2018 GMC Terrain Terrain and the 2018 Chevy Equinox are equipped with a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. For more power, there’s the 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque as an available upgrade. The four-cylinder can tow up to 1,500 pounds and the V-6 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Both are mated to a six-speed transmission.

The differences come from handling. The GMC Terrain comes with standard front-wheel drive and option all-wheel drive, with a soft suspension that offers a smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride. The Equinox also has standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, as well as a soft suspension, but it’s steering is numb and it doesn’t grip the road like it should. That leads to less reliability and a less confident driving experience with the Equinox.


Both vehicles offer soft, comfortable, cloth seating with plenty of space for passengers, as well as a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, a 7-inch touch screen, and a rearview camera standard. Both include an upgrade that offers leather seating, and power-adjustable and heated front seats. They also each offer the MultiFlex rear-seat system, which allows the seats to move and adjust for more cargo space or passenger room.

For infotainment, the 2018 gmc Terrain offers IntelliLink and the Equinox offers Chevy MyLink. Both have 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity as an available option, and both systems are easy to use. That said, the Equinox’s system is very slow to respond and doesn’t offer Bluetooth connectivity, compared to the Terrain’s, and the Terrain has a well-organize dashboard for easy navigation.


Both the Terrain and the Equinox are two-row SUVs with 60/40 split-folding rear seats and flat cargo areas. The Equinox has 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down, and 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row when the seats are upright. The Terrain has 63.9 cubic feet of space with the seats folded down, and 31.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row when the seats are upright.

Though the Terrain may only have a few more inches of space, sometimes a few inches means the difference between needing to make multiple trips or to take multiple cars.


There’s no doubt that these are both great vehicles, but the Terrain edges out the Equinox on handling, driver confidence, cargo space, and technology. Drivers in Allentown, Emmaus, and Bethlehem can experience the difference for themselves by visiting Kelly Buick GMC to schedule a test drive of the 2018 GMC Terrain. Contact us today!