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2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

For most new-vehicle buyers, GMC and Honda might not seem like the most obvious of rivals. But within the crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry, these two automakers offer some of the most popular and capable models. To show how pitched the battle for the top spot in this class is, Billion Auto Group has done a comparison of the 2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 Honda HR-V to aid buyers through the research phase. For the current model year, the GMC Terrain has been completely overhauled and now features a platform that is some 400 pounds lighter than the previous generation. While the overall length of the 2018 Terrain has been contracted by about 3 inches, its maximum cargo volume has hardly been affected. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 GMC Terrain today.

The 2018 GMC Terrain holds a clear advantage over the 2018 Honda HR-V in terms of connectivity technology. Both vehicles have infotainment systems that are compatible with applications for Android- and Apple-based smartphones. The 2018 Terrain goes a step or two further by offering a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Each vehicle comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte trial data bucket so customers can get an idea of the capability that this system provides. Because of the extra usage of devices by passengers in the 2018 Terrain, they will need to keep those things charged. SL and SLE models have a pair of data/charging and pair of charge-only USB ports. SLT and Denali models add two more of dual use ports. The 2018 HR-V does not have this many options for device charging.


2018 GMC Terrain Vs. 2018 Honda HR-V
Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
170/203 Transmission 141/127
63.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 58.8 cu.-ft.
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing N/A


Performance Specs and Efficiency

When it comes to outright performance, the 2018 GMC Terrain vastly outshines the 2018 Honda HR-V. The base powertrain setup for the all-new GMC Terrain is made up of a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels. Owners of the 2018 Terrain will have 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque to work with. Additionally, the 2018 GMC Terrain also offers two other engine options for buyers to choose from. By comparison, the 2018 Honda HR-V has only one powertrain, a turbocharged, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with a peak output of 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.

New Diesel Engine

As a major portion of the redesign for the 2018 GMC Terrain, the automaker has introduced a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. It is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and can produce Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Buyers choosing the new diesel powertrain with the SLE and SLT trims will also make some additional accessories available.

A close up photo of the push-button gear-changer in the 2018 GMC Terrain.
A close up photo of a navigation display in the 2018 GMC Terrain.
A look in the back of the 2018 Terrain configured for maximum cargo space.
A look at the cargo space behind the back seat of the 2018 GMC Terrain.
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