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2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Ford Escape

2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Ford Escape
2021 GMC Terrain

vs.

2020 Ford Escape
$26,195*

Starting Price

$24,885
1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder

Engine

1.5L EcoBoost Engine
9-speed

Transmission

8-speed
Yes

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™?

No
Yes

Teen Driver Mode?

No

 


 

The 2021 GMC Terrain and the 2020 Ford Escape are both popular compact SUVs that offer superior performance ratings and a suite of safety features for Destin drivers to enjoy. However, if you’re in the market for a new SUV you may be wondering which model best fits your needs. Compare the 2021 GMC Terrain vs. 2020 Ford Escape engine power and safety features with Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC below to see how each model will perform on your daily commute, then contact our team to take the GMC Terrain for a test drive!

GMC Terrain vs. Ford Escape: Performance & Engine Specs

The 2021 GMC Terrain and the 2020 Ford Escape have high-performance engines that offer powerful horsepower and torque for towing small trailers, boats, and other outdoor equipment. However, the GMC Terrain offers excellent capability when driving on Marianna roads and busy highways with its 9-speed automatic transmission. This powerful transmission paired with a responsive suspension allows drivers to relax in a quiet cabin while their GMC Terrain navigates imperfect roads, rough terrain, and inclement weather with ease. See the Ford Escape and GMC Terrain engine specs below.

2021 GMC Terrain

  • 1.5-liter I-4 turbo
  • 170hp
  • 203 lb-ft of torque
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA-Estimated 26 city/30 highway MPG
  • Available AWD

2021 Ford Escape

  • 1.5L Eco-boost engine
  • 181hp
  • 190 lb-ft
  • EPA-Estimated 27 City/33 Highway MPG
  • Available AWD

GMC Terrain vs. Ford Escape: Safety Features

Not only does the GMC Terrain offer a smooth and cathartic ride through Tallahassee, but it also has a suite of safety features and top safety ratings for drivers to enjoy. While both the Ford Escape and the GMC Terrain offer a suite of driver-assist safety features, only the GMC Terrain offers advanced safety features for teen drivers and standard smartphone connectivity – something that will help drivers save time and stream navigation on their commute. Explore the Ford Escape and GMC Terrain safety ratings front the IIHS and NHTSA below, along with some of their standard driver-assist safety features:

IIHS Safety Ratings

2021 GMC Terrain IIHS Rating:

  • Small Overlap Front – drivers side: Good (highest available rating)
  • Small Overlap Front- passenger side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats: Good

2020 Ford Escape IIHS Rating:

  • Small Overlap Front – drivers side: Good (highest available rating)
  • Small Overlap Front- passenger side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats: Good

NHTSA Safety Ratings

2021 GMC Terrain NHTSA Rating

  • Front Driver Side: 5 Stars
  • Front Passenger Side: 5 Stars

2020 Ford Escape IIHS Rating:

  • Front Driver Side: 5 Stars
  • Front Passenger Side: 5 Stars

Standard Safety Features

2021 GMC Terrain Standard Driver-Assist Features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • OnStar® and GMC Connected Services capable
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2020 Ford Escape Standard Driver-Assist Features:

  • Mini Spare Tire
  • Personal Safety System™ with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Open image overlay for Safety Canopy®System
  • Belt-Minder® (Front and Second Row)
  • Head Restraints
  • Front Row Height Adjustable Retractable Safety Belts with Three-Point on all five (5) Seating Positions
  • Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children (LATCH)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Test Drive the GMC Terrain at Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC!

Now that you know more about how the 2021 GMC Terrain and 2020 Ford Escape compare, come to our Panama City showroom to take a test drive in the new GMC Terrain! Our friendly staff will help you find the right GMC Terrain model for your daily drives, and we’ll help you save with our new vehicle specials. Apply for financing today, and soon you’ll be driving home in a new GMC Terrain!

Disclaimers:

*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

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