GMC Terrain Among Best Small SUVs For Travelling With Luggage8
The GMC Terrain is among the best small SUVs for motorists travelling with larger amounts of luggage, according to the experts over at Consumer Reports.
CR recently published a list of the nine compact and subcompact SUVs that have the most usable cargo room based on its unique testing procedure. The publication tests a vehicle’s cargo space by taking an expandable rectangular pipe-frame box and fitting it through the rear opening in the vehicle. The box is then expanded into the cargo bay as far as possible without prevent the hatch from closing. The vehicle’s total usable cargo capacity is the volume enclosed by the pipe-frame box. CR does this to ensure a vehicle not only has adequate space inside, but also a large enough cargo opening for loading and unloading. “Having a lot of space doesn’t do much good if the cargo opening is narrow, short, or oddly shaped,” the publication says.
According to CR’s measurements, the GMC Terrain has 33 cubic feet of usable cargo room, which is about two inches more than the closely related Chevy Equinox. CR’s experts say the Terrain’s rear seat is “similarly roomy,” making it even more appealing to travellers and road trippers with luggage. The Terrain was ranked one spot behind the Honda CR-V in this luggage-focused analysis, which boasts 36 cubic feet of usable cargo space. It narrowly beat out the 2021 VW Tiguan, as well, which has identical cargo space of 33 cubic feet but lost some points due to its below average reliability, making it a tougher sell for road trippers.
The best small SUV for cargo space is the Hyundai Tucson, which boasts 39 cubic feet of cargo space, followed by the Nissan Rogue with 36 cubic feet of space and the Subaru Forester with 36.5 cubic feet of space.
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This is one of the biggest selling points. You have a vehicle with the same length as a Honda Civic (compact car) but more than double the cargo space in the trunk AND rear seats that actually fit tall people (also known as “adults”). The only downside is the Terrain is rather expensive — especially with the 1.5l engine being the only option. I will give the Hyundai Tucson credit in this regard. They figured out that people want more cargo space at a cheaper price.
Until it’s time to actually drive off…
Though denali looks good !! Cargo space is adequate still little pricey in Denali trim with tiny engine??????? And no other engine choice !
we bought a 2020 with the 2.0l and that’s was the biggest reason for us the power is really nice.
My 12 Santa Fe that I use for my backup SUV fir my limo service has a Huge ability to take a lot of luggage. And it never breaks down 😃✌️.
Of course More than a 3 row with the seat up with 6 inside
we also bought a 2020 for the 2.0 and glad we did.
I purchased a 2020 Equinox AWD with 2.0 , I am glad I have the bigger engine . All the Terrains around here in Seattle had the small engine . 1.5 No power ! I use it as a commuter !!