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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

New 2021 GMC Terrain

2021 GMC
Terrain

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New 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $34,100
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $24,975 to $32,531 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 25 26
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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 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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the GMC Terrain is much higher than that for 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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Terrain transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than 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
If you've got something you need to pull, the GMC Terrain will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower 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
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.