Explore the differences between our new GMC Terrain and Buick Envision in Petoskey

As one of the premier new Buick and GMC dealers serving the grater Petoskey area, we're often asked by prospective shoppers what the most popular new models in our inventory are. And while it's hard to overlook the immense popularity of new GMC pickups and the luxury that our newest Buick models offer, we'd argue that the rising stars of our showroom floor are the new small SUVs in our portfolio, particularly the new GMC Terrain and Buick Envision.

Now, as compact SUVs, both of these models clock in at the smaller end of the spectrum for both the GMC and Buick product portfolio. But don't mistake their compact stature for a lack of sophistication and modern features. In fact, both of these new small SUVs outclass many of their competitors when it comes to offering modern technologies and delivering an engaging and comfortable driving experience. But which one is the best fit for your lifestyle? Well, that's a question we hope to answer with our competitive comparison between the Buick Envision and the GMC Terrain.


While there are a host of benefits and features to compare when considering the Buick Envision and GMC Terrain, on-road performance is always a good place to start when comparing two similar SUVs. Afterall, SUV stands for "Sport Utility Vehicle", so you'd expect vehicles that fall into that category to be sporty and engaging to drive. Happily, neither the GMC Terrain nor the Buick Envision disappoints on that front.

Now, the Buick Envision is undoubtedly the more powerful of these two models. It offers a standard 230-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, affording you smooth acceleration and plenty of power for day-to-day driving around the greater Traverse City area.

Of course, that's not to say that the GMC Terrain is lacking in power. In fact, with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it puts out a more than respectable 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, which should prove more than suitable for most Gaylord, MI drivers. Plus, if you opt for the available GMC Terrain AT4 trim, you'll find that this small SUV has some substantial off-road capability, making it a great SUV for your next weekend adventure.

On the efficiency front, the new Buick Envision and the GMC Terrain stand on roughly even footing. The GMC Terrain is slightly more efficient when driving around busy urban environments like Mackinaw City, while the Buick Envision gets its best fuel economy on highways like I-75 in Sault Ste. Marie.


Power isn't everything when it comes to SUVs like the GMC Terrain and Buick Envision. In addition, a lot of folks from around the greater Cheboygan areas have remarked that the cabin quality of these two SUVs is top-notch, albeit for different reasons on each model.

With the new Buick Envision, you'll enjoy superior comfort to many other small SUVs on the market. Thanks to a plethora of high-quality materials, generous head and legroom, and the Buick Brand's innovative QuietTuning™ technologies, the interior of the Buick Envision is serenely quiet and comfortable enough for everything from short errand runs to long-distance road trips.

Now, the new GMC Terrain is plenty comfortable in its own right, but where it really excels is in offering cargo space in spades. With up to 29.6 cubic-feet of room for luggage behind its second row and a cavernous 63.3 cubic-feet of space when you fold the second row down, the new GMC Terrain blows many other compact SUVs out of the water when it comes to cargo carrying capacity.

Explore our latest Buick Envision and GMC Terrain financing options here in Petoskey

At Fletch's Buick GMC, we have all the latest Buick Envision and GMC Terrain trims, including…

Buick Envision Trims

  • Buick Envision Preferred
  • Buick Envision Essence
  • Buick Envision Avenir

GMC Terrain Trims

  • GMC Terrain SLE
  • GMC Terrain SLT
  • GMC Terrain AT4
  • GMC Terrain Denali

If you're interested in either of these models, feel free to apply for financing online and drop by our Petoskey showroom for a test drive today.

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