2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 GMC Terrain
Often times it can be difficult to determine a clear victor between two competing SUVs. However, when it comes to comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-5 versus the 2016 GMC Terrain, it's no contest. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 easily wins this head-to-head comparison for several reasons. To begin, the Mazda CX-5 is an era ahead of the GMC Terrain when it comes to fuel efficiency. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most efficient SUVs on the road, rated for 33 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. The GMC Terrain is only rated to receive 24 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city. If the Terrain were worlds ahead of the CX-5 in terms of performance, this might be understandable, but it's not. Despite this huge difference in efficiency, the Terrain doesn't totally dominate the CX-5 in terms of towing capacity. The Terrain can be equipped to get up to 32 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city, but it loses a significant amount of power, and still can't stack up with the CX-5.
Another way in which the 2016 Mazda CX-5 edges out the 2016 GMC Terrain is in terms of cargo volume. The CX-5 beats the Terrain in both regular cargo volume and cargo volume with the second-row seats folded down. The fact that the CX-5 dominates the Terrain in terms of fuel efficiency, but also cargo volume just shows how the CX-5 is a better-designed vehicle. But beyond that, the 2016 CX-5 comes with a much lower starting MSRP than the Terrain.
|2016 Mazda CX-5||vs||2016 GMC Terrain|
|33 mpg highway/26 mpg city||Fuel Efficiency||24 mpg highway/17 mpg city|
|SKYACTIV-G 2.5L 4-cylinder||Engine||3.6L V6|
|64.8 cubic feet/34.1 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (behind first/second row)||63.9 cubic feet/31.6 cubic feet|
|2,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
The Winner Should Be Obvious
If all these mechanical stats aren't enough to convince you the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is superior, maybe the Mazda Connect infotainment system will make you a believer. The Mazda Connect infotainment system comes with a rearview camera and a 7-inch color touchscreen. It also features some fantastic radio options, such as Pandora, HD Radio, Stitcher Internet Radio, Aha Internet Radio, and optional Sirius XM Satellite Radio. If you're someone who likes to listen to things while in the car, the Mazda Connect infotainment system is perfect for you. For anyone who was trying to decide between the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 GMC Terrain, the choice should now be clear.