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2020 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC
Terrain

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $39,900
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $24,975 to $38,065 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 21 - 26 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 26 - 30 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Subaru Outback, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback 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 Outback, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Terrain will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Outback. 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 Outback.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. The GMC Terrain is slightly shorter than the Subaru Outback, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Terrain transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Outback.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the GMC Terrain for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Terrain greatly out-muscles the Subaru Outback.

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 Outback. The GMC Terrain has less cargo space than the Subaru Outback, 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 Outback.