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2023 GMC Terrain vs. 2023 Subaru Outback Review

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2023 GMC
Terrain

MSRP*: $29,900 to $38,600
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Picture of the 2023 Subaru Outback

2023 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $28,395 to $42,295
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MPG - City 24 MPG 21 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 26 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.3 ft3 75.6 ft3
Engine
  • 175-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 175 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 191.1 - 191.3 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 39.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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.

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.

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
The GMC Terrain has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Terrain does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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.