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2022 GMC Terrain vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $27,900 to $36,600
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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MPG - City 25 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 170-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 170 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Terrain, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the GMC Terrain takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Terrain does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the GMC Terrain than that of the Subaru Forester.