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2021 GMC Terrain
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$25,000
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7.1
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2021 Subaru Forester
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
170 hp @ 5600 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
203 @ 2000 - 4000
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
35.4 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7.0"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.0"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
4-Link
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65R17
P225/60HR17
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P225/65R17
P225/60HR17
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
City
26 MPG
26 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 (2020) Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.9 gallons
16.6 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
387.4 miles
431.6 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
447 miles
547.8 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.3 in
182.1 in
194.9 in
Height
65.4 in
67.5 in
68.1 in
Max Width
72.4 in
71.5 in
76 in
Front Width
62.3 in
61.6 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
61.8 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
105.1 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
6.9 in
8.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.9 in
43.3 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
41.2 in
39.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
58.2 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.4 in
54.1 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.7 in
39.4 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.5 in
39.6 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
57.2 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.8 in
53.6 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
N/A
45.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,449 lbs
3,449 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
1,500 lbs
5,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
63.3 ft³
76.1 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.6 ft³
31.1 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
31.1 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Standard Interior Materials

  • Jet Black, Premium cloth seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles