2012 GMC Terrain

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2012 GMC Terrain Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 GMC Terrain after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 GMC Terrain during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 22


29 - 32


182 - 264


6 speed, Automatic


Gas/Ethanol I4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 GMC Terrain Review

Modern lifestyles demand modern utility. The 2012 GMC Terrain has big thinking design comfort and capability. The standard 2.4 liter I-4 on the FWD model offers a highway range of up to 600 miles and the available 3.0 liter V-6 is good for up to 500. Terrain’s interior reflects GMC’s signature attention to detail. Front buckets are highly bolstered helping to create an enjoyable driving experience. The standard MultiFlex sliding rear seat offers nearly 8 inches of travel and delivers class leading rear leg room. The 60/40 split rear seatback can be partially folded to accommodate a mix of cargo and passengers or folded down completely to create almost 64 cubic feet of total cargo space. Oh and did we mention the plethora of technologies available as well! Every terrain comes equipped with a rear vision camera USB connectivity and 6 months Onstar directions and connection with turn by turn navigation. Helping to keep you firmly in control the StabiliTrak stability control system and full-function traction control are both standard. Terrain’s available intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system delivers power to the front wheels during normal driving channeling it to the rear wheels as well in conditions such as rain-slick pavement snow or mud. It works seamlessly and automatically. The 2012 GMC Terrain. More ideas per square inch. Because more is what we do.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2012 GMC Terrain JD Power Award Winner
2012 GMC Terrain

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