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GMC Terrain
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GMC Terrain
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Base MSRP price range:
$26,465 - $36,905
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Car Type: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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GMC Terrain Overview

The Terrain and its twin, the Chevrolet Equinox, straddle the small and midsized SUV categories. It has a taut yet supple and controlled ride, with responsive and secure handling. The raspy 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine averaged a respectable 21 mpg overall but is not particularly brisk. For 2013 the Terrain got a 3.6-liter V6 that improved acceleration. But a dithering transmission makes the SUV feel sluggish, and fuel economy averaged just 18 mpg. The interior is well finished and cabin access is easy, but wide roof pillars block the rear view. The rear seat is comfortable and roomy. Reliability has been average but it scored too low in our tests to be recommended.

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