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GMC Terrain Reviews from Consumer Reports

GMC Terrain Reviews

The GMC Terrain is a 4-door SUV offered in a AWD 4dr Denali, AWD 4dr SLT, AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2, AWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1, FWD 4dr Denali, FWD 4dr SLT, FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-2, FWD 4dr SLE w/SLE-1 and FWD 4dr SL. The powertrains include 2.4-liter 4 (182 hp) and 3.6-liter V6 (301 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from NA mpg city to NA mpg highway. The Terrain SLT1 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Toyota 4Runner, Honda Pilot, Dodge Journey, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Toyota Highlander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Sorento, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Murano and Nissan Pathfinder.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010

Reviewed GMC Terrains from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 GMC Terrain SLT2 V6
  • 2010 GMC Terrain SLT1 4-cyl

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