minivan shares its platform with similar GM siblings at Saturn, Pontiac and Chevrolet. While the Terraza is arguably the most luxurious of the group, it can't match the
Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Town and Country for interior room, nor does it offer the option of all-wheel drive like the
Toyota Sienna. Where many
minivans in this segment offer side-curtain airbags for all three rows, the Terraza does not. Despite these shortcomings, the Terraza has much to offer, such as the Sit-N-Lift Mobility Prep package and a powerful V6 engine that can run on either gasoline or E85.
"I always said I would never own a van, but after having kids we decided we needed one. I researched for about a month and finally decided on the terraza. We love it! It is very comfortable, rides very well, and after 2 years, we have not had any problems at all. Definitely more upscale than a lot of the other vans we tested out. The only negatives we've experienced are the headrests in the third row do create a blind spot, the A/C is not the best in the driver's seat, and it is a little narrow in the back, but we've even been on road trips with 3 adults and 4 small kids with no room problems at all."
"We purchased this Van in July of '05, and overall I am very happy with this vehicle. Problems? Minor.. Van sometimes has sluggish response to gas pedal, like the pedal 'sticks', then engine surges. Very annoying. I've also noticed occasionally headlights get brighter when gas pedal is pushed. Driver side sliding door hard to close (not automatic), often have to slam it shut 3 or 4 times before it stays shut. Overall great van though. Tons of cup holders, overhead bins are very convenient. Does have some blind spots, but then I'm a short person at 5'2", so it may just be me! I didn't think I was a Mini Van Mom, but this Sport Utility Van has proven me wrong. GM, get the kinks worked out and a second DVD Monitor put in for easier viewing from the 3rd row, and you'll have a great product!!"