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2015 GMC Terrain vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Terrain than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester, 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). The GMC Terrain is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. 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 Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Terrain is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Terrain, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the GMC Terrain and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Terrain will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Terrain greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Terrain and the Subaru Forester. The GMC Terrain has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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2015 GMC
Terrain

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

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $25,232 - $35,378 $20,995 - $30,927

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