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2021 Ford Escape vs. 2021 GMC Terrain Review

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2021 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $25,555 to $36,455
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2021 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $25,000 to $37,500
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Invoice* $24,788 to $34,997 $24,975 to $35,775
MPG - City 23 - 44 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 63.3 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 165 - 250 hp 170 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Terrain, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the GMC Terrain, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Ford Escape 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 Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Terrain. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Escape will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the GMC Terrain.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the GMC Terrain, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the GMC Terrain.

Handling
The Ford Escape has the same turning radius as the GMC Terrain, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the GMC Terrain, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the GMC Terrain.

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

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

Warranty
The Ford Escape comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Terrain.