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2012 GMC Terrain SLE SUV

2012 GMC Terrain Review

(0 Stars)  GMC's smallest SUV, but don't call it a "cute ute."

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Overview
Bolstered by its good fuel economy and new available features, the Terrain is a solid competitor in the small-SUV segment. The Terrain, which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Equinox, comes with a choice of two efficient but not exceptional direct-injected engines -- a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that gets 32 mpg on the highway in front-wheel-drive models and a 264-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 that can run on E85 fuel. The most notable change to the Terrain's lineup for the 2012 model year is the addition of IntelliLink, which could be compared to Ford's Sync system, in that it is a touch-screen interface for devices such as iPods and Bluetooth phones and enables them to be controlled via voice activation. Using a Bluetooth phone to connect to the internet, drivers can stream music from two audio services, Stitcher SmartRadio or Pandora. The Terrain's cabin is tastefully appointed and features plenty of cubbyholes for storage. It also has a second-row seat that slides fore and aft about eight inches so you can choose to have either maximum rear legroom or maximum storage in the cargo hold. Of course, it also folds flat. The Terrain is larger than many of its competitors, however, so storage shouldn't be an issue.

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2012 Terrain SLE Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 14 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 319 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 182 hp @ 6,700 rpm; 172 ft lb of torque @ 4,900 rpm
Secondary fuel economy: 696 and 432

'12 GMC SLE SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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