2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 GMC Terrain Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

With an all-new design for 2020, the legendary Subaru Outback is better than ever. It's more powerful, better equipped, more advanced and safer than rivals from other automakers. But don't just take our word for it -- take a look at this head-to-head comparison and see for yourself! Below, we'll compare the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback against the 2020 GMC Terrain. They're both durable two-row family SUVs, but the 2020 Subaru Outback has more utility, more standard technology and more capability. The result? You get more value! Find out more below, or visit us today at Nate Wade Subaru.

Subaru Outback Exterior

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Design & Utility

The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback is better than ever -- but it still retains the elegant, wagon-inspired shape and rugged good looks of its predecessors. Standard exterior features include sturdy roof rails with integrated crossbars, LED headlights and durable black body cladding. LED headlights and roof rails are available on the 2020 GMC Terrain, but they'll cost you extra as optional upgrades.

Furthermore, thanks to its long body, the 2020 Subaru Outback gives you more cargo room. Whether you fold down the rear seats or keep them in place, there's more room for grocery bags and suitcases in the Subaru Outback compared to the 2020 GMC Terrain.

Subaru Outback Touchscreen

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Features & Technology

Both these vehicles help you stay connected with standard Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ technology -- but you still get a more modern multimedia system in the 2020 Subaru Outback. It comes with a pair of 7" touchscreens so you can keep more controls at your fingertips. Or, upgrade to the available 11.6" portrait-oriented touchscreen for the most modern multimedia system available from Subaru. On the 2020 GMC Terrain, you get a single 7" screen as standard, and only a single 8" screen is available as an upgrade.

One of the most desirable features in this segment is a hands-free power rear gate. Making loading up a breeze even with an arm full of groceries, a power rear liftgate with height memory function is available as an optional upgrade on the 2020 Subaru Outback Premium with a starting MSRP of $28,895. A similar feature is available as an upgrade on the 2020 GMC Terrain SLT -- but that trim level starts at an MSRP of $32,395! The features you want most are more affordable when you choose Subaru.

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2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Performance & Drive

You get more standard horsepower from the 2020 Subaru Outback, and it won't cost you extra at the pump, either. In fact, while they both get identical gas mileage in the city, the Subaru Outback has better fuel economy on the highway than the 2020 GMC Terrain. That means you'll enjoy more powerful acceleration while saving on fuel.

Demand even more power? Both these SUVs offer optional engine upgrades, but you get even more power from the 2020 Subaru Outback XT. With its turbocharged engine, you'll get 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. You can only get up to 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque from the 2020 GMC Terrain.


And while all-wheel drive is an optional upgrade on the 2020 GMC Terrain, it'll cost you an extra $1,600 for the privilege. And if you do add AWD, fuel economy will take a hit. Instead, choose the 2020 Subaru Outback and you'll get Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard.

Subaru Outback Headlights

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Safety

In crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both these cars earned the best-possible scores in every crash test area. That means they can both protect you effectively in a crash. However, a closer look reveals some important differences. For instance, the 2020 GMC Terrain received a worst-possible rating of "Poor" for the quality of its headlights! The 2020 Subaru Outback offers a variety of headlights, all of which were rated higher than those on the 2020 GMC Terrain. The most advanced are the available LED steering-responsive headlights which pivot as you steer. They've been given the highest possible rating of "Good" from the IIHS. As a result, the 2020 Subaru Outback earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award -- the most exclusive safety honor given out by the IIHS.

Subaru Outback EyeSight Cameras

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Driver Assistance

With standard Subaru EyeSight®, the 2020 Subaru Outback is ready to help you avoid an accident, too! Standard features on every new Subaru Outback include lane keeping assistance, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. On the 2020 GMC Terrain, you'll get most of these features as standard -- but not adaptive cruise control. That's only available when you add an optional upgrade to a more premium GMC Terrain trim level. Or, just choose the 2020 Subaru Outback and get this feature on even the entry-level model!

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Why Subaru Gives You More Value At Nate Wade

With a starting MSRP of $26,645, the 2020 Subaru Outback does cost a bit more than the 2020 GMC Terrain -- but by the time you add optional all-wheel drive to the GMC terrain, it'll cost about the same. And that's not to mention all the additional utility, style and performance you get from the 2020 Subaru Outback! That's why it's well worth stepping up to a Subaru. Come see for yourself during your test drive at Nate Wade 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.