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2012 Gmc Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain

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beats all the imports, hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by from Mountain WI on April 3, 2012

We did our exhaustive research before buying a smaller suv. Drove several imports and loved the Nissan Rogue as we had a Nissan for years and loved it. Also had a Toyota and hated it. So we savd the A...
We did our exhaustive research before buying a smaller suv. Drove several imports and loved the Nissan Rogue as we had a Nissan for years and loved it. Also had a Toyota and hated it. So we savd the American suv's for last as we have not had one for several years. Then we read about the Terrain, have a friend whom has one and finally drove one. Let me tell you Detroit is back!!!!!!!!!!Awesome suv, put's all the imports to shame, PERIOD!!! Rogue small and noisy, Rav4 tinny junk, Tuscon cheap, Kia sucked, Ford explorer, little and dated, VW Tiguan over priced, Forrester was no comparison, either was the Dodge journey. I stated 6 years ago to all my friends that when Detroit built a better vehicle I would buy one and the Terrain is it. The ride is awesome as conveniences, electronics, safety, fit and finish, versatility and averaging 31.3 mpg! We drive on eco setting and get 5mpg less than the aweful toyota corolla that we commuted with!!!For the extra cost of 12.00 per week? it's a no brainer and yes we commute 600 miles a week! But now in commfort and a 5 star safety rating. Don't beleive the posts of only 23mpg they are bogus. We have freinds that bought one last year and get 31mpg also, So we knew that they got great mileage before we shopped. American engineering is back in Detroit my friends and it's here to stay. All of the Chevy line we looked at were grat cars and the Cruz? I wanted one of them too! what a nice car. Imports are out of our garage for sure.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Happy With my Terrain

by from New York, NY on December 24, 2011

I shopped around a lot before deciding on this vehicle. I chose the 2012 Terrain for the roomy interior and the tech. I am 6' 5" and this is by far the most comfortable crossover for my size. There is...
I shopped around a lot before deciding on this vehicle. I chose the 2012 Terrain for the roomy interior and the tech. I am 6' 5" and this is by far the most comfortable crossover for my size. There is still room behind me in the backseat for an adult to ride comfortably. The 4 cyl. engine has plenty of power for my needs and the transmission shifts as smooth as glass. I custom ordered the SLT-1 and it arrived without any flaws. The tech all works seamlessly. The car sends me an e-mail every month for goodness sake. I like the confident look of the exterior design and get a lot of compliments. However, you have to remember to allow for the extra width of the fender flares in tight spots, since you can't really see them while drving. Other than that, in my opinion this is the best crossover for the money.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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In Love With My GMC Terrain LST2

by from Atoka, TN on December 21, 2011

in 2010 bought Honda CR-V AWD, hated it and traded 1 year to the day, didn't care if I was upside down or not. The GMC Terrain SLT2 is loaded, wonderfully comfortable leather appointed seats. The cabi...
in 2010 bought Honda CR-V AWD, hated it and traded 1 year to the day, didn't care if I was upside down or not. The GMC Terrain SLT2 is loaded, wonderfully comfortable leather appointed seats. The cabin lights up like a cockpit at night. Drives like a dream, agile on the road, very smooth ride as well. Absolutely minimal cabin noise, if any. I just love this vehicle. And, I am getting 23.1 miles on my 33 mile commute to work, was lucky if I could squeeze 21 into the Honda CR-V. My husband says there is 2 times the room for him to move around. Would I recommend, YES, treat yourself, buy the GMC Terrain, and may I suggest the SLT-2.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Early Terrain review

by from Naples, Florida on June 20, 2012

First and foremost, the wife loves it. Need to say no more, but I will: Comfortable seats, love the rear sliding seat; touchscreen color nav. screen is excellent. Mileage after 600 miles with the 4 cy...
First and foremost, the wife loves it. Need to say no more, but I will: Comfortable seats, love the rear sliding seat; touchscreen color nav. screen is excellent. Mileage after 600 miles with the 4 cyl. is 26.5 in combined driving. A little noisy at highway speed, but I'm used to a Cadillac, so it's probably normal. Lots of storage compartments for everything....great! Auto down side windows, but no auto up...why? "Eco" button does make a difference in mileage. For the money, it is well worth it.
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Love this SUV

by from ct on March 12, 2012

I have owned many and love this SUV in every way. Would buy another when the time comes. The ride is very smooth more like a car. It is easier to get in and out of compared to others. I had a ford esc...
I have owned many and love this SUV in every way. Would buy another when the time comes. The ride is very smooth more like a car. It is easier to get in and out of compared to others. I had a ford escape that I loved and gave to my husband. The terrain was to replace it and I am very happy. The worse SUV was the Honda CRV. Was horrible in the snow and living in the northeast I need a good car for the winter months
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My first ever "new" car

by from Mid Ohio on June 3, 2012

This is a great vehicle for my family. We loved the adjustable/sliding back seat. It allows us to choose more storage or more passenger room based on our needs. In addition, our children are in car se...
This is a great vehicle for my family. We loved the adjustable/sliding back seat. It allows us to choose more storage or more passenger room based on our needs. In addition, our children are in car seats now, but with an adjustable back seat, it will allow the Terrain to adjust to their size (leg room) needs as they get older and taller. There is plenty of head room and the amount a great standard equipment is fantastic. There are are at least 4 ports for charging, etc. spread throughout the vehicle and a USB port for MP3 or even just a flashdrive with music files on it. The navigation of the menus is great, especially with a touch screen, and the vehicle is smart enough to default to the method of calling, etc. that you want to do via OnStar or a bluetooth connected cell. I can't speak for the V6, but because our other vehicle has a V8, it's refreshing to see that we have well over 400 miles in a tank of gas. And, finally, the backup camera is standard and a must for a vehicle like this.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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Great new Terrain

by from Jacksonville, NC on March 11, 2012

I bought a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2 and I love it! I feel like a 16 year old that just got his first car. The only thing I could even think about complaining about is the rear end. The back of the Terra...
I bought a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2 and I love it! I feel like a 16 year old that just got his first car. The only thing I could even think about complaining about is the rear end. The back of the Terrain looks a little bit like a mini van, but I love everything else about it. I have 4 cyl. so it doesn't have a lot of power, but it has plenty of power for what I use it for. Go buy one!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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MPG not near expectations

by from Oregon on January 29, 2013

We leased this vehicle in Sept 2012. Have about 6,000 miles on it now. My wife drives it to work 20 miles round trip. Part city/part HWY driving. AWD/4 cylinder engine. Overall averaging 21.5 MPG. Rec...
We leased this vehicle in Sept 2012. Have about 6,000 miles on it now. My wife drives it to work 20 miles round trip. Part city/part HWY driving. AWD/4 cylinder engine. Overall averaging 21.5 MPG. Recent tank was almost all hwy miles, and barely broke 22 MPG. Not impressed. 4 cyl is very sluggish. Had I known this, I would have either gone with the 6-cylinder, or bought the CRV. Power drivers seat is not the most comfortable. Had a 2001 GMC YukonXL that was much more comfortable than this. Lots of room in 2nd row for my teenage kid. But the negatives outweigh the positives. Would not buy the 4 cylinder again.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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My new baby Jewel

by from Pittsburgh PA on April 30, 2012

I love my new Merlot Jewel Terrain. I was debating between this and the Chevy equinox and I'm very happy with my decision. The options are awesome. Surprisingly spacious and I'm hooked on my XM radio ...
I love my new Merlot Jewel Terrain. I was debating between this and the Chevy equinox and I'm very happy with my decision. The options are awesome. Surprisingly spacious and I'm hooked on my XM radio which I got an excellent deal on. The hands free calling is such a great feature to have. The backup camera and the steering wheel options are so helpful and convenient. My only complaint is I wish the engine had a little more power. A nice surprise for me was the digital speedometer, I just love it. This is a great and fun car to drive.
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Uses car for Having fun

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Very nice vehicle

by from West Palm Beach, Florida on June 29, 2012

Purchased a 2012 GMC Terrain SLT in May, 2012. Very good styling, very comfortable, excellent interior and loads of cool features. So far, everything is great with this vehicle. The 4 cyl. Engine is a...
Purchased a 2012 GMC Terrain SLT in May, 2012. Very good styling, very comfortable, excellent interior and loads of cool features. So far, everything is great with this vehicle. The 4 cyl. Engine is a bit weak, and I feel just a bit more road vibration than I'd like, but overall, am very happy that I purchased this particular vehicle as opposed to a RAV 4 or a Santa Fe.
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