So, you’re looking for an SUV to maybe accommodate your growing family, space for traveling needs, or maybe you just want to upgrade your current vehicle. Two great options on the market right now are the 2017 GMC Terrain and the 2017 Ford Explorer.
But how will drivers in Emmaus, Bethlehem and Allentown know which SUV is right for them? Fortunately, our team at Kelly Buick GMC has you covered with this vehicle comparison. We’ll give you the run-down on the interiors, power and performance, and safety features of the Terrain and Explorer.
The interior of your family vehicle should be both stylish and comfortable. The cabin of the GMC Terrain offers high-quality materials, with rear seats that recline for maximum comfort of backseat passengers. The Explorer offers a classier cabin, as well, but only in the highest Platinum trim.
In terms of cargo space, the Terrain offers 31.6ft³ behind the rear seats. You won’t have to worry about loading up everyone’s gear for the next soccer game with this amount of space. The Explorer falls a bit behind here, with 21ft³ of space behind the last row.
Technology features are also something to look for. The GMC Terrain comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, USB port, and Bluetooth® accessibility. You can find similar features in the Ford Explorer, but only at an upgrade with its infotainment system.
You’ll want your next SUV to have both power and gas efficiency. Sound like we’re asking a lot? Not with these great models.
The Terrain comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that achieves 182 horsepower; however, you can opt for the 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 301 horsepower. The Explorer comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
In terms of fuel economy, you’re looking at an EPA-estimated 21/31 mpg city/highway in the Terrain. Unfortunately, the Explorer falls a bit behind in this category, with an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway.
The most important aspect of all when looking for your next vehicle is safety. You want to make sure that if an unexpected accident occurs, your family is protected – and that protection comes from available safety features.
You can’t go wrong in either the GMC Terrain or the Ford Explorer. Both come standard with a rearview camera, and offer available assistance features such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
The 2017 GMC Terrain and the 2017 Ford Explorer are optimal picks when looking for your next SUV. However, we’re thinking with its interior quality, standard technology features, and ultimate fuel efficiency, the GMC Terrain is the one worth checking out.
If you would like to schedule a test drive in the 2017 GMC Terrain, contact us today at Kelly Buick GMC!