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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee Review

New 2021 GMC Terrain

2021 GMC
Terrain

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New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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MSRP*
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$25,000 to $34,100
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$26,310 to $35,550
Invoice* $24,975 to $32,531 $26,192 to $34,709
MPG - City 25 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 24 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Cherokee, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Terrain and the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Terrain as you will with the Jeep Cherokee, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Jeep Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Terrain carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Cherokee.

Dimensions
The GMC Terrain is a little narrower than the Jeep Cherokee, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the GMC Terrain takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Cherokee.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Terrain doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Cherokee.

Handling
The GMC Terrain has the same turning radius as the Jeep Cherokee, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the GMC Terrain for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Terrain has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Cherokee.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Terrain and the Jeep Cherokee. The GMC Terrain has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Cherokee.

Warranty
The GMC Terrain comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Cherokee.