2015 GMC Terrain  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#48 of 2015 SUVs

#117 of all 2015 vehicles


The Terrain, part of GMC's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Terrain provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 GMC Terrain is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2015 GMC Terrain has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 GMC Terrain has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0524% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9807%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0524% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9807% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 GMC Terrain is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 GMC Terrain is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8566Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Nissan RogueBuick VeranoFord EscapeSubaru OutbackJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC TerrainHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 GMC Terrain with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 85. The 2015 GMC Terrain is less safe than the 2015 Subaru Forester, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, the 2015 Subaru Outback, and the 2015 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2015 Toyota RAV4, the 2015 Nissan Rogue, the 2015 Buick Verano, the 2015 Honda CR-V, and the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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