2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 GMC Terrain

2018 Toyota Highlander parked on a dirt trail

When it comes to hauling around the family, modern car shoppers are turning to crossover vehicles that provide the space needed to keep everyone happy and comfortable on the road. Two crossovers that we feel were designed particularly well are the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 GMC Terrain. Both offer family-friendly amenities and will make those daily trips to school less of a chore.

Choosing between the two models will likely be decided by how much interior space you are after. The 2018 Toyota Highlander provides a third row and seating for up to eight while the 2018 Terrain has only two rows and seating for five. If like most car shoppers in the crossover segment you are looking for space, we recommend the 2018 Highlander. Even if you don’t need daily seating for eight, the extra space can come in handy for sports gear, hauling school projects, or visiting family members.

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 GMC Terrain

$31,030 Starting MSRP $24,995
2.7-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.5-liter four-cylinder
8 Seating Capacity 5
83.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 63.3 cubic feet

2018 Toyota Highlander Interior Space

From the specs above, it is easy to see that the interior space offered on the 2018 Toyota Highlander can't be matched by the 2018 GMC Terrain. Not only does the 2018 Highlander offer a third-row seat and three extra spaces for passengers, but it also offers about 20 extra cubic feet of space for hauling gear. All that space can really come in handy when you have a growing family or carpool duties. Check out what else the 2018 Toyota Highlander interior offers below.

  • 5 USB Ports 
  • Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Noise-Reducing Windows 
  • Available Panoramic Moonroof 
  • Available Second-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Reclining Third-Row Seats

If you are interested in the 2018 Toyota Highlander and live in the Rochester MN area, stop by the Rochester Toyota dealership to see the new model in person and from behind the wheel with a test drive. For even more information, click on the button below.