Compare Mazda CX-5 vs. GMC Terrain

Compare the Mazda CX-5 against the GMC Terrain. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the CX-5 stacks up against the Terrain in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new CX-5 or Terrain. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 2013 GMC Terrain
2013 Mazda CX-5 2013 GMC Terrain
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2
  • AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-1
  • AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2
  • AWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-1
  • FWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-2
  • AWD 4dr SLT w/SLT-2
  • FWD 4dr Denali
  • AWD 4dr Denali


MSRP $20,995 $26,305  
Invoice $20,396 $24,990
Avg. Paid $19,485 $20,992

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4  
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.4
Performance 8.2 7.2
Interior 7.9 8.4
Cost to Own 9.1 8.8
Safety 8.8 9.3
Reliability 2.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Very good fuel economy ratings
  • Athletic handling
  • Sharp steering
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy with base engine
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Slightly underpowered engine
  • Dull performance

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4L/145
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility  


Wheelbase(in) 106.300 112.50  
Length, Overall (in) 179.300 185.30
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.80
Height, Overall (in) 67.300 66.30

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3853  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.800 99.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 39.80
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 41.20
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 55.70
Front Hip Room (in) 55.200 55.10
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.20
Second Leg Room (in) 39.300 39.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 55.30
Second Hip Room (in) 53.700 51.30
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 65.400 63.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.100 31.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 36.700 40.0


Flexible Fuel Capability Optional  
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 18.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard  
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.