Comparison - GMC Terrain Denali 2020 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2021

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2020 GMC Terrain - Luxurious and Powerful Compact SUV
2020 GMC Terrain - Luxurious and Powerful Compact SUV
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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
39,900
Updated: 
22 Aug 2019
$
31,395
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.60gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Steel Metallic
#3c4d67
Red Quartz Tintcoat
#711f1f
Quicksilver Metallic
#dadedd
Summit White
#ffffff
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Graphite Gray Metallic
#32373a
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Smokey Quartz Metallic
#878278
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Horizon blue pearl
#475472
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite grey metallic
#505666
Jasper Green Metallic
#858473
Crimson Red pearl
#8D1111
Sepia Bronze Metallic
#877D5F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 GMC Terrain seats five people and is available in four trim levels: the base SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali. Optional diesel engine is no longer available.Updated suspension for Denali models intended to improve ride quality.Changes to standard and optional safety equipment.At the top of the Terrain range is the Denali, which receives unique styling cues and interior trim as well as most of the optional features from the above trim levels. A new optional Denali Premium package tops it all off with features such as ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control and a surround-view parking camera system.

Pros
Comfortable and upscale interior
Optional 2.0-liter engine is efficient and powerful
Touchscreen interfaces are intuitive and easy to use

Cons
Price with options runs higher than average for the class
Disappointing base engine
Less cargo space behind the back seat than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 GMC Terrain is a stylish crossover SUV that we wish had more standard safety gear.

Pros
Arresting style
Rides well
Denali feels almost luxurious
Good infotainment system

Cons
Annoying all-wheel-drive system
Thirsty engines
Active safety should be standard
Price escalates fast

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 GMC Terrain features an impressive set of standard safety features and a handsome cabin, but neither area is best in class. Add in moderate performance and a small cargo area, and the Terrain's spot in the bottom half of our compact SUV rankings is understandable.

Pros
Lots of standard advanced safety features
Considerable rear-seat legroom
Upscale, comfortable cabin
Good city mpg rating with base engine

Cons
Small cargo area behind back seat
Sleepy base engine
Above-average price for the class

By: 
usnews.com

Subaru has made adaptive LED headlamps and automatic high beams standard across the Forester lineup for 2021 while the Limited model now comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A new rear center-console storage tray has been added to all but the base model.

Pros
Thoroughly practical,
roomy interior,
comfortable cruiser.

Cons
Slow acceleration times,
boring exterior styling,
base model is quite basic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Automatic high beams and turn-swiveling headlights are now standard.Other minor revisions to standard feature availability.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features are standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.

Pros
Remarkable value
Remarkable efficiency
Remarkable space
Remarkable capability

Cons
Not especially powerful
Looks haven’t changed much
It’s not free...
...and one’s not in our driveway now.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
252hp
at 5 500rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.60Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.30in
182.10in
Width: 
72.40in
71.50in
Height: 
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.80in
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.60in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.60cu.ft
28.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3801.00lbs
3541.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
descent control
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
2 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
multi-level heating driver seat
fold flat passenger seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
memory card slot
speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
7 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
polished alloy wheels
temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Roadside Safety Package
Cargo Package
Fleet Convenience Package (Fleet)
Optional Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Splash Guards
"Hit the Road" Package
Wheel Locks
Skyscape Power Glass Sunroof
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Roof Rack Cross Rails
LED Fog Lamp Kit
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Sport Grille - Chrome
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic
Interior Options: 
Powered Universal Tablet Holder
Floor Liner Package
Cargo Area Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Rear Seat Infotainment System w/DVD Player
Protective Seat Cover
Interior Protection Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System w/out DVD Player
Horizontal Cargo Net
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Separator
Sunshade - Windshield

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Light Platinum/Taupe, leather
#bdb2ac
Color: 
Gray, leather
#B1ADAA
Black, leather
#313133