2012 GMC Terrain Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,560-$33,010
$24,282-$31,360
19 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:

  • Lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert are added to the options list
  • Touch-screen audio interface is now standard, compatible with Bluetooth-based Pandora online radio and Stitcher news feed
  • Flex-fuel compatibility with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine

Exterior Features
The 2012 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover utility vehicle offered in two different trim levels. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 GMC Terrain offers seating for 5 passengers. Base models include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power equipment, cruise control, rearview camera, 6-speaker audio system, and more. Higher trim levels are equipped with automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, and other premium equipment.

Optional Features
Major options on the 2012 GMC Terrain include a larger 3.0-liter V-6 engine, chrome wheels, trailer towing package, navigation system, and a new lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert system.

Under the Hood
GMC Terrain models are fitted with one of two standard engines. The standard is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 172 horsepower. The optional engine is a 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 264 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 GMC Terrain are:
  • GMC Terrain FWD with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine: 24/32 mpg (city/highway)
  • GMC Terrain AWD with 3.0-liter V-6 engine: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 GMC Terrain include side curtain air bags and a 1-year subscription for OnStar telematics. In government crash tests, the 2012 GMC Terrain received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as 5 stars in side crash tests and 4 stars in frontal and rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Terrain received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, as well as a \"Good\" rating in roof strength tests. The Terrain was an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

What's New for 2012:

  • Lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert are added to the options list
  • Touch-screen audio interface is now standard, compatible with Bluetooth-based Pandora online radio and Stitcher news feed
  • Flex-fuel compatibility with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine

Exterior Features
The 2012 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover utility vehicle offered in two different trim levels. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 GMC Terrain offers seating for 5 passengers. Base models include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power equipment, cruise control, rearview camera, 6-speaker audio system, and more. Higher trim levels are equipped with automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, and other premium equipment.

Optional Features
Major options on the 2012 GMC Terrain include a larger 3.0-liter V-6 engine, chrome wheels, trailer towing package, navigation system, and a new lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert system.

Under the Hood
GMC Terrain models are fitted with one of two standard engines. The standard is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 172 horsepower. The optional engine is a 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 264 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 GMC Terrain are:
  • GMC Terrain FWD with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine: 24/32 mpg (city/highway)
  • GMC Terrain AWD with 3.0-liter V-6 engine: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 GMC Terrain include side curtain air bags and a 1-year subscription for OnStar telematics. In government crash tests, the 2012 GMC Terrain received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as 5 stars in side crash tests and 4 stars in frontal and rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Terrain received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, as well as a \"Good\" rating in roof strength tests. The Terrain was an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

Available Trims for the 2012 GMC Terrain
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE-1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25560.00 Engine 2.4/146.5 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE-2 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26960.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT-1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28510.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT-2 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31260.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE-1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27310.00 Engine 2.4/146.5 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE-2 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28710.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT-1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30260.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT-2 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33010.00 Engine 3.0/183.1 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way manual fore/aft adjustment power lumbar and power 2-way seat height adjuster (up/down)
  • Seats, rear bench, 3 passenger with manual fore/aft adjustment, 60/40 split seatback and recline feature
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Console, front center, with arm rest and concealed storage
  • Cupholders 2 front and 2 rear and 2 additional in rear center armrest
  • Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
  • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Power outlets 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt, includes 2 front, 1 second row and one in the cargo area
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack
  • Seat trim, premium cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power and power lumbar adjuster
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Remote vehicle start includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Memory feature includes driver seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack (Includes ambient lighting on door pull cups, center console area and center console cupholders.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum (Not available with (LFW) 3.0L V6 SIDI engine.)
  • Tires, P235/60R17 all-season, blackwall (Included with (RSB) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum wheels.)
  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color
  • Headlamps, halogen projector lamp
  • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Fog lamps, front round, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding and integral spotter mirror
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Luggage rails, Charcoal
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) chrome-clad aluminum
  • Tires, P235/55R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround and accents
  • Liftgate, rear power programmable with fixed glass
  • Sunroof, power and tilt-sliding with express-open and wind deflector
  • Luggage rails, chrome
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color (Includes chrome rear skid plates.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, chrome, manual folding and integral spotter mirror
  • Door handles, chrome
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Rear axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic front-wheel drive transmission.)
  • E10 Fuel capability
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 525 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection
  • Suspension, front independent, strut type coil springs
  • Suspension, rear independent trailering arm with three lateral locating links, coil springs
  • Suspension, Soft Ride
  • Steering, power, variable electric assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions on TLM26 AWD models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic all-wheel drive transmission.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLG26 model only.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLK26 model only.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLM26 model only.)
PACKAGE
  • Chrome Exterior Appearance Package includes chrome door handles, luggage rail inserts, grille, mirrors and body-color bumpers with chrome rear skid plates
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front and second row all seating positions
  • Door locks, power rear child security
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability 7"-inch touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), USB port, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability 7"-inch touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), USB port, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display (May be upgraded to (UEW) audio system with navigation.)
  • Audio system feature Pioneer premium 8-speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability 7"-inch touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), USB port, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display (May be upgraded to (UEW) audio system with navigation or (UYS) audio system with navigation and rear entertainment.)

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