When we compare the GMC Terrain's and the Jeep Liberty's specifications and ratings, the GMC Terrain has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Jeep Liberty has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The GMC Terrain and Jeep Liberty have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the GMC Terrain's and the Jeep Liberty's specifications and ratings, the GMC Terrain is a better car than the Jeep Liberty.
GMC Terrain vs. Jeep Liberty Pricing
A used 2012 GMC Terrain ranges from $5,988 to $15,202 while a used 2012 Jeep Liberty is priced between $5,994 to $14,993.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the GMC Terrain’s base engine makes 182 horsepower, and the Jeep Liberty base engine makes 210 horsepower. The Terrain is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 576 miles. The Liberty is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles.This gives the Jeep Liberty the advantage in fuel efficiency and the GMC Terrain the advantage in maximum range. The Terrain uses ethanol, gasoline, and the Liberty uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Jeep Liberty has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The GMC Terrain has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.