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2015 GMC Terrain vs. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the GMC Terrain, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Terrain.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Terrain will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Terrain is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

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

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

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.

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2015 GMC
Terrain

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

2014 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,210 - $41,550
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 20 - 22 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 25 - 26
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 $26,942 - $38,303

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