"The optional turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder is considerably swifter and puts the Terrain's performance on par with Escapes that have the higher-output engine. With 252 hp and 260 pounds-feet of torque, this engine gives the Terrain the type of eager acceleration and high-speed passing power that's relatively rare among mainstream compact SUVs. You also hear more engine noise in the cabin compared with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder. The fact that the base four-cylinder drivetrain is so good means you needn't automatically choose the 2.0-liter engine, but there's also a clear distinction between the two in terms of performance, so if you're looking for extra power, get the 2.0-liter."
-- Mike Hanley, Cars.com