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GMC Terrain vs. Jeep Cherokee

When comparing the GMC Terrain to the Jeep Cherokee, the GMC Terrain has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the GMC Terrain versus the Jeep Cherokee, the GMC Terrain is a better car than the Jeep Cherokee.

GMC Terrain versus Jeep Cherokee Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Terrain ranges from $24,379 to $36,926 while a used Jeep Cherokee from the same model year range is priced between $23,145 to $34,670. For a new model, the GMC Terrain's price is between $28,068 and $39,056, with the Jeep Cherokee priced between $28,112 and $41,074.

GMC Terrain versus Jeep Cherokee Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Terrain is 8.0 out of 10 while the Jeep Cherokee's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the GMC Terrain being ranked 11 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Jeep Cherokee being ranked 14 out of 24. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the GMC Terrain is ranked 61 and the Jeep Cherokee is ranked 27.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the GMC Terrain’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Jeep Cherokee base engine makes 180 horsepower. The Terrain is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Cherokee is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room. The GMC Terrain and Jeep Cherokee are comparable in regards to rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and payload capacity, while the Jeep Cherokee has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,068 - $39,056

Used Asking Price:

$24,379 - $36,926

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,112 - $41,074

Used Asking Price:

$23,145 - $34,670

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 24
12 / 24
13 / 24
22 / 61
23 / 61
24 / 61
30 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 24
14 / 24
16 / 24
19 / 61
27 / 61
32 / 61
46 / 61

Summary Review

The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that seats five people with a roomy cabin and impressive fuel economy. The current Terrain was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,939 and 3-year-old models averaging $24,337.

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Summary Review

The Jeep Cherokee has come a long way since its introduction in 1974. The current generation, introduced in 2014, was given an exterior update in 2019, along with some added engine options. The Cherokee is best known for its fuel economy, off-road capability, and family friendly design. New models cost an average of $32,172 and 3-year-old models average $22,989.

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Pros and Cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Fuel efficient engine
  • Smooth ride

  • Limited cargo space
  • High starting price
  • Base engine needs more power

Pros and Cons

  • Suspension capable for both on-road and off-road use
  • Excellent infotainment touchscreen and user interface
  • Smart interior design and comfort

  • Base engines feel underpowered
  • Wind and road noise at highway speeds
  • Cargo capacity is limited compared to rivals

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SLE, Denali, SLT, AT4

Trim Levels

Trailhawk, Altitude, Limited, X, Latitude Lux

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.74 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1500 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

171 foot-lbs @ 4600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 29 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 493 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

29.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

132.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

128.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3419 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3590 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/60R17