One thing I hate in a car is incongruous design. If something looks like it doesn’t belong in the car or is out of step with the car’s design aesthetic, it bugs the OCD part of me. Although there was plenty to dislike about the Ford EcoSport in general, its glossy-cased touchscreen display stuck out from its black matte surroundings like a sore thumb, really grating on me.
The GMC Terrain, on the other hand, is consistent. Everything from the all-black exterior (including black wheels and black trim) to the well-thought-out interior works cohesively as a whole. For a mainstream compact SUV, this is a good thing.