GMC Terrain Guide
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For decades, GMC was all about trucks and burly SUVs. But the more recent popularity of car-based crossovers has brought about evolution for the brand, as the GMC Terrain certainly indicates. A small crossover, the Terrain stands out thanks to its stylish cabin, versatile backseat, ample standard features and sophisticated driving manners. Along with its mechanically identical sibling, the Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain is a smart choice for a new or used crossover. Discover the ins and out on used GMC Terrains, available now in Carvana’s inventory.
Powerful V6 Engine AvailableStandard on the GMC Terrain is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine capable of churning out 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. And while this powertrain will get the job done, there is a strong 3.6-liter V6 that comes optional on the Terrain’s SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trims. By comparison, the V6 offering is far more robust, producing 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque.
Spacious InteriorThe Terrain is what you would expect from a bulkier crossover SUV in terms of the space it affords to its passengers. Indeed, the Terrain is roomy throughout, but especially in back, where the standard sliding rear seat allows you to optimize legroom or cargo space depending on your needs.
Quiet Interior, Comfortable RideThe noise-cancelling technology built into the Terrain is perhaps one of this vehicle’s greatest features. Even when traveling at highway speeds, the cabin remains very quiet. Furthermore, the comfort-tuned suspension allows the Terrain to glide rather smoothly over bumps and ruts in the road, making it an ideal road trip vehicle.
TouchscreenThough the standard 7-inch color touchscreen offers a nice high-tech feel, its usability is diminished due to the way it’s situated in the cabin. For one, it’s screen is slanted and resides more than an arm’s length away from the person behind the wheel. Second, the virtual buttons are small in size, which only increases the difficulty of quickly navigating the on-screen menus. Lastly, the infotainment system can be slow to respond to commands, making utilization frustrating.
Four-Cylinder EngineThe standard four-cylinder engine on the Terrain is good enough to get the job done, but many find themselves opting for the optional V6 engine instead. That’s because, in real-life driving situations, the engine can lack power and “get-up and go” when the gas pedal is stepped on.
Cargo SpaceIn the arena of storing cargo, the Terrain falls a bit short when measured against competitors in its class. With the rear seats up, the Terrain provides 31.6 cubic feet of cargo space (large enough to fit seven bags of golf clubs). That number increases to 63.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, and while that may seem like plenty of space, it’s markedly smaller than the space provided by the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
GMC Terrain Reviews
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