2014 GMC Terrain Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award

2014 GMC Terrain Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award

The 2014 GMC Terrain earned one of the top safety awards in the industry.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested 9 different SUVs, and only the GMC Terrain, along with its Chevy Equinox sibling, earned a “Good” on the small overlap crash test.

The GMC Terrain: A Safe Vehicle for Cedar Rapids Drivers

This honor demonstrates the vehicle’s excellent engineering and safety features.

The 2014 GMC Terrain is equipped with 6 airbags, including front and side-impact bags and head curtain airbags. Systems like anti-lock brakes help drivers maintain control in maneuvering or crash avoidance situations.

Driver awareness systems also work to avoid collisions. Forward collision alert sends a visual signal if a collision is imminent, while lane departure warnings help keep their drivers from wandering out of the lane.

In the unfortunate event of a crash, the GMC Terrain is also available with OnStar technology, which can provide automatic crash response if you are unable to place an emergency call.

About the IIHS Tests

The IIHS awarded the Terrain its highest rating after the vehicle performed well in all five of their tests, including the very challenging small overlap front crash test, which collides the front corner of a vehicle with a stationary object at 40 mph. This test is designed to simulate a collision with a solid object like a tree or light-pole. The Terrain and Equinox were the only vehicles to receive a “Good” rating in this test.

In order to be eligible for the Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle must receive “Good” in four out of the five tests, and no less than “Acceptable” in the fifth test. While some vehicles struggled with these safety tests, the Terrain actually received “Good” in every single category.

The GMC Terrain scored better than many other SUVs including vehicles from Honda, Toyota, and Ford.

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