#8. It costs less to get into the competition, but the Terrain offers more standard features.
In exchange for roughly $2,500, the entry-level 2010 GMC Terrain adds a few items you won’t find on the base Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the two biggest competitors in this segment. For instance upgrades include 17-inch alloy wheels, XM satellite radio, rear privacy glass, and an especially useful rearview camera display built into the interior mirror. Buyers are also treated to a USB port and a remote start system that’s great for warming things up on a cold morning.
Shift your eyes to the options list and you’ll find a navigation unit paired with a Pioneer sound system and 40-gigabyte hard drive, and one particularly handy treat for families that travel -- a rear entertainment system comprised of input jacks, wireless headphones, and two flip-up screens (not offered on the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4).