2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 GMC Terrain Comparison in Shingle Spring, CA

The Subaru Outback is redesigned and better than ever! With an all-new design for the 2020 model year, including a pair of new engines, a bigger and more advanced cabin and the latest driver assist technology, it's ideal for so many families in the Shingle Springs area. And while it may appear to cost a bit more than rivals like the 2020 GMC Terrain, we'll show you below why it gives you more value. You get so many more features and so much more equipment that'll cost you extra on the 2020 GMC Terrain! Discover more in the side-by-side comparison below.

2020 Subaru Outback Design

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Design

To its credit, the 2020 GMC Terrain does enjoy a more upscale look than its Chevrolet platform-mates. However, it's still got a tall, boxy shape like most traditional small SUVs. The 2020 Subaru Outback is different. It has a long, elegant silhouette derived from its station wagon roots. As a result, it's about 9" longer overall than the 2020 GMC Terrain, leading to more comfort and cargo space inside. You get more cargo room in the 2020 Subaru Outback whether the rear seats are in place or folded flat.

Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Outback comes standard with roof rails featuring integrated crossbars for easily expandable storage. It's got durable body cladding that shrugs off impacts from small stones and sticks. It's also got 8.7" of ground clearance so you can get over curbs and ruts in dirt roads without worry. The 2020 GMC Terrain will charge you extra for roof rails, and it simply can't compete with the Subaru Outback when it comes to all-terrain ruggedness.

Subaru Outback Dashboard

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Features

Does the ride you're replacing have manual climate controls -- with the red and blue temperature zones for hot and cold on the dial? You'll find the standard manual climate controls in the 2020 GMC Terrain to be familiar. Instead, step up to the 2020 Subaru Outback which comes standard with automatic climate controls. Just set your desired temperature and the system automatically adjusts the air coming through the climate vents.

You also have more options for your interior comfort in the 2020 Subaru Outback. In addition to the cloth or leather upholstery offered by both models. The Subaru Outback boasts available StarTex water-resistant upholstery ideal for parents of young children or outdoor enthusiasts. Mud, water and other spills won't stain or damage your seats! Or, upgrade all the way to genuine Nappa leather for an ultra-plush look and feel. You can't get this level of stain-resistant upholstery or real Nappa leather in the 2020 GMC Terrain.

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Subaru Outback All-Wheel Drive

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Capability

Both these SUVs offer your choice of two different engines, but we think you'll be happier with the 2020 Subaru Outback no matter what kind of performance you demand. The entry-level 2020 Subaru Outback provides an additional 12 horsepower for more confident highway merging and passing, yet it also gets an additional 3 MPG on the highway compared to the 2020 GMC Terrain and its entry-level engine. The 2020 GMC Terrain also offers an optional engine with a boost to 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque -- but 2020 Subaru Outback XT models get a turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque! Whether you need everyday efficiency or all-terrain tenacity, the Subaru Outback is a better choice.

And while you can get all-wheel drive on the 2020 GMC Terrain, it'll cost you an extra $1,600 as an option. Instead, every 2020 Subaru Outback features standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. For all-terrain agility and all-weather confidence that won't cost you extra.

Subaru Outback SOS

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Safety

The 2020 GMC Terrain got solid crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -- but the 2020 Subaru Outback impressed the IIHS even more. Not only did it get the very same crash test results, it was dubbed a 2020 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS! The 2020 GMC Terrain didn't earn any IIHS safety awards.

Furthermore, the 2020 Subaru Outback offers the cutting-edge DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. This system watches the driver's eyes and behavior to detect drowsy or distracted driving. If it senses your attention wandering, it'll give you a friendly alert, so you can refocus your eyes on the road ahead or take a quick break. A driver attention monitor isn't available on the 2020 GMC Terrain at all.

Subaru Outback Front End

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Driver Assistance

Both these cars feature impressive standard driver assist technology, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and lane keep assistance. However, courtesy of Subaru EyeSight®, the 2020 Outback comes standard with all of this plus adaptive cruise control! Adaptive cruise control modulates your speed so you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you on the highway -- and it's only available on the 2020 GMC Terrain when you upgrade to a higher trim level and pay for a costly options package.

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Why A Subaru Is Right For Life In Northern California

The entry-level 2020 Subaru Outback costs a bit more than its GMC rival. But by the time you add optional all-wheel drive to the 2020 GMC Terrain, it'll cost a whole lot more! In fact, when you consider all the optional upgrades that come standard, the bigger cabin, the more powerful engine and more advanced safety, it becomes clear that the Subaru Outback is a better choice for your budget. Best of all, its rugged capability is ideal for life in and around Shingle Springs. Find out more during your test drive. With a starting MSRP of $26,645, the 2020 Subaru Outback is waiting for you at Shingle Springs Subaru.

2020 Subaru Outback2020 GMC Terrain
$26,645Starting MSRP*$25,000
33 Highway - 26 CityStandard Fuel Economy (MPG)30 Highway - 26 City
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
182Standard Horsepower170
StandardPaddle ShiftersNot Available
32.5 ft3Cargo Volume Behind Rear Seats29.6 ft3
75.7 ft3Max Cargo Volume63.3 ft3
Standard with CrossbarsRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
StandardAutomatic Climate ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.