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Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

Just got around to reading that review on the 2010 Terrain that recently bubbled up again on this board. As is typical with these kinds of write-ups - it really didn't say much of anything. Anybody could've written it.

What I'd like to see is a comparison not of the two engines, but of options and pricing for the Nox vs. Terrain. Has anyone done such an analysis (in-depth)? Lots of people on this forum have bought one vehicle or the other, so they've done at least a superficial analysis.

More stuff is standard on the Terrain, but do you get any kind of price break on a Terrain for buying your options 'in bulk'?

Do Terrains have (significant) features/options not available on the Equinox? (I've seen fog lamps and interior lighting mentioned, but neither of those are 'significant' features)

Does the Equinox come with a particular option, but that option is *very* hard to find (thereby forcing the buyer to go with a Terrain)?

I'd love to see all the permutations (and number of each built) for both models. There's definitely a marketing strategy to all this and it would be very interesting to see the data.

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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

Yeah, this comparison would be cool to see.

But the options packages and small differences in $$$ wouldn't affect my decision. The exterior design trumps all - IMO, the Terrain looks far better than the Equinox. To each our own.

I wanted other options like HID - but are only available for the SRX. So a list comparing to SRX features would be cool too?

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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

I think feature wise the nox and terrain both have the same feature set just at different price points. The only place where the terrain offers something more than the nox is when it comes to the denali trim level with the satin chrome parts, body color panels and lighted sill plates. I don't these options are even offered on the nox at any price point also some justification for the higher priced terrain could be for lower numbers the terrain sell in compared to the nox.
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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

i checked out both the nox and the terrain when we went to purchase. nice that the chevy dealer also had buick and gmc on the same lot. i preferred the retro styling of the nox over terrain, and the blue ambient lighting. terrain looks like a scaled down sierra, which is what i traded in, so i wanted a different look. the dealer had more mid level nox with options than terrains. with terrains, they had more sle1 and denalis then sle2 and slt1. with the nox, in my are its was harder to find a 1lt with chrome and moon roof. dealers prefer chrome package and upgraded paint. my 1lt with chrome, moonroof and fog lights equaled the sle1 in price with more on it. a big but, BUT the dealer worked a better bottom line on the terrain to get rid of it, and they were willing to chop i it up to make it like my 1lt. by chop it up they were going to install a moon roof and roof racks to boot. no way on dealer moon roof.

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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

Yes, I have just gone over option-for-option on a 2015 Terrain vs Equinox. I like the Terrains exterior looks, but. .. .In a nutshell:

If you do not need or want the 8 way power passenger seats or the V6 engine, the Terrain can be a good deal but generally, will cost $1,500 to $2,000 more. . . . unless it is a "left over", sales demo, etc. I'm talking new current year, off the lot or ordered out.

IF you compare the TOTL Terrain Denali to the Equinox LTZ, you can option them out pretty much exactly the same, but you will pay +$3,000 or more for the Terrain. Plus, in order to get the power passenger seats and some other options on the Terrain, you HAVE to go to the Denali. From the options order sheets I've seen, you can see this.

http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/...2015.tab3.html

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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

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Just got around to reading that review on the 2010 Terrain that recently bubbled up again on this board. As is typical with these kinds of write-ups - it really didn't say much of anything. Anybody could've written it.

What I'd like to see is a comparison not of the two engines, but of options and pricing for the Nox vs. Terrain. Has anyone done such an analysis (in-depth)? Lots of people on this forum have bought one vehicle or the other, so they've done at least a superficial analysis.

More stuff is standard on the Terrain, but do you get any kind of price break on a Terrain for buying your options 'in bulk'?

Do Terrains have (significant) features/options not available on the Equinox? (I've seen fog lamps and interior lighting mentioned, but neither of those are 'significant' features)

Does the Equinox come with a particular option, but that option is *very* hard to find (thereby forcing the buyer to go with a Terrain)?

I'd love to see all the permutations (and number of each built) for both models. There's definitely a marketing strategy to all this and it would be very interesting to see the data.
Why don't you do the comparison and post it on this forum for others to read?

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Re: Anybody Ever Do An (in-depth) Option Comparison Between Nox And Terrain?

The trouble with making an option-for-option comparison is that what is desirable for one buyer may not be for another.

What serves me the best are the two links I posted in my earlier comment. I open the Terrain info in one Windows tab and then open another tab with the Equinox info in it. Then all you have to do is scroll down in each section of standard and optional features and see what is standard and what is an available option.
Once that is done, you can go to the GMC and Chevrolet websites and use the "Build and Price" feature to see what cost your desired options and features are for each.

I did that, and that is how I come up with a $2,000 to +$3,000 difference on MSRP for the Terrain vs Equinox with the same equipment and features. There is nothing significant that I can find different between The Terrain, that cannot be found on the Equinox. But some features and options, like Power Passenger seating and a few other things, require a BIG $$$$ increase on the Terrrain while the LTZ Equinox can be purchased with the same equipment for much less.

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