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2014 GMC Terrain vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The GMC Terrain offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Terrain is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The GMC Terrain is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the GMC Terrain seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The GMC Terrain has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.

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2014 GMC
Terrain

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MSRP*: $26,465 - $36,905
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2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
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*: $25,142 - $35,060 $26,673 - $39,798

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