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2015 GMC Terrain vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The GMC Terrain offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Terrain and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The GMC Terrain requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Terrain will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the GMC Terrain is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Terrain is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the GMC Terrain, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
The GMC Terrain has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-9, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the GMC Terrain for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Terrain has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The GMC Terrain has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The GMC Terrain has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.

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2015 GMC
Terrain

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MSRP*: $26,560 - $37,240

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $4,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 20 - 22 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $25,232 - $35,378 $28,382 - $34,658

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