Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - GMC Terrain Denali 2020

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2018 GMC Terrain, Review-First Impressions, Walkaround
Make: 
Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
$
39,900
Updated: 
22 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
15.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

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

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

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

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: 
no
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

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

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
29.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
3801.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Cloth
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
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

Exterior Features

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

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated 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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
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

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Roadside Safety Package
Cargo Package
Fleet Convenience Package (Fleet)
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
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
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
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
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

Colors

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