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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2021 GMC
Terrain

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2021 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $37,500
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$25,370 to $37,505
Invoice* $24,975 to $35,775 $24,896 to $36,044
MPG - City 25 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 GMC Terrain offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Terrain and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Mazda CX-5, 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 Mazda CX-5. 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 Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. When looking at overall length, the GMC Terrain takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Terrain transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the GMC Terrain for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Terrain and the Mazda CX-5. The GMC Terrain has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.