Compare 2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 GMC Terrain
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 GMC Terrain


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

1.5L 4cyl Turbo


2.5L 4cyl
170 HP


191 HP
26 city / 30 hwy*

Fuel Economy

25 city / 28 hwy*

Serving Pensacola, FL

The GMC Terrain is a small SUV that comes with either the 170 hp four cylinder engine or the 252 hp four cylinder. The smaller motor is a bit undersized and lacking in acceleration. If your history with GMC products is of the bigger trucks and SUVs, this one may feel a bit undersized.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has room for 5 passengers and also can be purchased as a hybrid that has a 30 mile range of electric only before it switches to gas and electric. All-wheel drive is an option, rather than the standard front-wheel drive.

Both of these small SUVs offer plenty of flexibility and enough space for a small family or a single with travel gear. The hauling capacity isn’t extreme, but you can easily take care of your errands and long-term travel plans with either of these small SUVs.

Hauling Capacity

The GMC Terrain has a folding back seat that will allow you to haul items up to 8 feet long. If you need an SUV for specific hauling needs, such as home improvement projects, this stretch of storage that doesn’t cut into the legroom available to the driver, is key.

The Hyundai Santa can be purchased with a third seat at the back, so if you need more space for people you will be all set. However, the middle seats may require you to move the front seats to fold down the middle seats, which can make things hard for the driver. Additionally, you will not have access to the full 8 feet of cargo space.

Owning an SUV can give you a lot of flexibility. If you never plan to haul anything more than children and groceries, this feature may not be a concern for you. However, kids and their corresponding gear will get bigger. The longer cargo space of the GMC could become important over the time you own the vehicle.

Take an Online Test Drive!

Looking for a new car in recent times has been pretty challenging. Check out the website of Buick GMC Pensacola to take a socially distanced, safe Online Test Drive 2021 GMC Terrain. This branch of the Step One Automotive Group offers an Online Test Drive that will allow you to

  • See the world from the passenger seat
  • Check out the visibility
  • Get a 360 feel right from your laptop

If you’re tall or have physical concerns that make getting into the car a critical part of your decisions, consider taking a virtual test drive of several different varieties to narrow things down before visiting our dealership. Our disinfection practices are as great as our cars. Your safety and comfort are our job.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.