2020 GMC Terrain  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#43 of 2020 SUVs

#75 of all 2020 vehicles


The Terrain, part of GMC's lineup since 2010, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Terrain has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 GMC Terrain is 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 2020 GMC Terrain has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 GMC Terrain has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.04% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5709%, meaning the average driver has a 0.04% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5709% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 GMC Terrain is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 GMC Terrain is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8964M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi OutlanderNissan RogueJeep CherokeeKia SportageSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 GMC Terrain with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2020 GMC Terrain is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Kia Sportage, and the 2020 Subaru Forester. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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