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Subaru Forester vs. GMC Terrain Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. GMC Terrain Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,440

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $4,505

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,139

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,509

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Model Year20172018
ModelForesterTerrain
Trim2.0XT TouringDenali
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,295 $37,520
Base Invoice $32,028 $35,644
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 224  
Engine-block heater 133 100
All-weather floor mats 72 200
Roof rack crossbars 199 270
Class II trailer hitch 634 450
Cargo cover 182  
Cargo area partition net 58  
AC power outlet 415  
Remote start 445  
Universal garage door opener 76  
Door sill trim plates 38  
Cargo Package   295
Driver Alert Package II   495
Metallic paint (extra cost)   395
AWD   1,750
Panoramic sunroof   1,495
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 145  
Engine-block heater 86 91
All-weather floor mats 46 182
Roof rack crossbars 117 246
Class II trailer hitch 475 410
Cargo cover 118  
Cargo area partition net 37  
AC power outlet 311  
Remote start 333  
Universal garage door opener 49  
Door sill trim plates 24  
Cargo Package   268
Driver Alert Package II   450
Metallic paint (extra cost)   359
AWD   1,663
Panoramic sunroof   1,360
Options (change) 4,270 5,450
Options (change) 3,236 5,029
Destination 875 975
Total Price $39,440 $43,945
Total Invoice $36,139 $41,648

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured GMC Terrain 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and GMC Terrain are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $4,270. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,440.

The base sticker price of the GMC Terrain Denali trim is $37,520. The features would cost an additional $5,450. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $43,945.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the GMC Terrain trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the GMC Terrain Denali appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured GMC Terrain 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and GMC Terrain are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $3,236. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,139.

The invoice of the GMC Terrain Denali trim is $35,644. The features would cost an additional $5,029. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $41,648.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the GMC Terrain trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the GMC Terrain Denali appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. GMC Terrain

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,345
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,357
Model Year20172018
ModelForesterTerrain
Trim2.0XT TouringDenali
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4252hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG21/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8?, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18235/50-19
Total Price$39,440$43,945
Adjustments for Features0-160
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,440$43,785
Total Invoice$36,139$41,648
Adjustments for Features0-152
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,139$41,496

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. GMC Terrain

Model Year20172018
ModelForesterTerrain
Trim2.0XT TouringDenali
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Cruise control $250
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Backup collision intervention$150 
Following distance indicator $25
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane sway warning system$25 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Safety key $5
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Android Auto support $0
Apple CarPlay support $0
CD player$125 
Larger infotainment display $0
MP3-compatible player$50 
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Traffic + travel information$25 
Voice control for external devices $0
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Floor mats, second row (optional) $0
Folding passenger seat $150
Leather door panel trim $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Machined alloy wheels $350
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Touring suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$8,335$8,495
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$160
Value of Feature Adjustments0-152

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. GMC Terrain

Model Year20172018
ModelForesterTerrain
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in107.3 in
Length180.9 in182.3 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in65.4 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.3,756 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.14.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in54.4 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in51.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in39.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft329.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft363.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Adaptive cruise control500No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Total Requested185062%
Total Not Requested112538%

Option Package Details
GMC Terrain Denali

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%
Cargo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
Cargo area partition net40Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested155100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Alert Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested105098%
Total Not Requested252%

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