SLE-2 Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility
2012 GMC Terrain Reviews

4 out of 5

Not a bad little vehicle.

Oct 03, 2011

I must being this review by stating that I have not had a domestice vehicle since the late 90's. My last 8 vehicles were from the Nissan family. 3 from Nissan and 5 from Infiniti. All of have been fantastic cars, with not a hint of a problem from any of them. If the Terrain is half as good as they were it will be a great vehicle. Now...on with the review. Having just moved from the South to the Northeast I knew that my current G37 would be no match for the climate conditions New England. I drove anything and everything that is in the class with the Terrain. And it came out on top by a wide margin. The fit and finish is excellent. On the same level as my Pathfinder. And the cabin is quiet. Very quiet. Yet the vehicle has a very solid feel when underway. I opted for the 4 cylinder model. I am not planning on towing anything and wanted better fuel economy. It is not a rocket ship by any means, but it is more than adequate for most driving conditions. Fuel economy is pretty much what is promised. I am getting just over 20 mpg in town and almost 30 on the highway. In the mountains of Vermont the little 4 does work a bit downshifting quite frequently as it tries to reach the summit. But it does the job with very little fuss. The controls are easy to operate and everyting is within easy reach. The climate control system works well and even on high speed the fan is not so instrusive as to disturb conversation in the cabin. The nav system works well and the screen is large and easy to see. The seats are firm and supportive yet quite comfortable and the heated seats will come in handy on those cold New England days. The upgraded Pioneer sound system is adequate. There is a backup camera that offers a wide field of view. Overall I am very pleased with the vehicle. However I do have a few minor gripes The nav system is not voice activated and only works when the radio is on and the stereo could use more power.

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