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2018 GMC Terrain vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The GMC Terrain offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, with comparable head- and legroom. 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
The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the GMC Terrain, 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 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. Both the GMC Terrain and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

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. 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 Toyota Highlander.

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 the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same 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 less 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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2018 GMC
Terrain

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $39,270

2018 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $31,030 - $46,660
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City MPG: 21 - 28 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 39 24 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 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*: $24,870 - $37,307 $28,330 - $42,601

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.