GMC Terrain – An Affordable Compact SUV

2013-11-22 22:41:55

GMC is an automobile manufacturer which makes commercial trucks, pick-ups, buses, military vehicles, and sports utility vehicles, which are sold in the North America and the Middle East markets by the General Motors. General Motors was founded in 1908 and in 1909, GM bought the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which formed the basis of General Motors Truck Company and from which the "GMC Truck" got derived. GMC now manufactures SUVs also with the other models of vehicles mentioned earlier plus fire trucks, ambulances, and heavy-duty trucks etc.


GMC Terrian


The basic points on review about GMC Terrain are as;

·         High fuel efficiency with the four-cylinder engine

·         Scaled up technical features

·         Reclining rear seats and roomy sliding.

·         High quality and elegant interiors.

·         Excellent safety features.


Some cons include the lack of feel in the steering wheel as well as limited cargo space when compared to its competitor models in the market.


The new 2013 GMC Terrain actually ranks as the 5th out of 22 models in the compact and affordable SUVs sector. It is a fact that the GMC Terrain does not feature a very exciting performance when compared to the other vehicles in its class, but the roomy interiors and high-tech cabin make it very appealing. Terrain features a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is a 3.6-liter V6, which is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission system. The auto critics find the Terrain’s V6 as more powerful and they also recognize the 4-cylinder’s benefits as far as fuel consumption is considered.


The four-cylinder Terrain can take up to about 22/32 mpg in cities and highway correspondingly and this is a great performance in case of a compact SUV model. Also, Terrain offers very good safety features also. Handling of the vehicle is not very sporty and it has a higher turning radius too. However, the model features a very smooth ride, which is ideal for a family travel.


Also the 2013 GMC Terrain comes well loaded with many technical features like a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity. These are not on offer by the rivals in this class. Also there are standard leather seats with an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory features. There is an optional blind spot warning also as well as stand-out features on the Denali trim. All the Terrain models feature a most comfortable highly spacious cabin with a rear seat. GMC is also featuring an optional IntelliLink infotainment system, which is controlled through a touch screen that can integrate to Smartphone and offer internet radio services too. However, in terms of the cargo space, Terrain is a bit trailing to Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 etc.


The terrain has a very excellent fuel economy in its class and all reviewers also comment that Terrain is offering a very comfortable and quiet ride, which makes it a perfect family hauler. Like in case of most compact SUVs, Terrain isn’t close to being a sporty machine. You can also opt for a V6 or all-wheel drive than the standard model, which will however decrease the fuel economy. Critics also say that the vehicle handles with agility despite its heavy weight and some others comments that it is more of a truck-like offering a rougher ride than the other SUVs in its class.

GMC models:

GMC Sonoma
GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
GMC Rally Wagon
GMC Sierra Classic 3500
GMC Acadia
GMC Sierra 2500
GMC Jimmy
GMC Sierra Classic 1500
GMC Envoy
GMC Canyon
GMC Vandura
GMC Safari Cargo
GMC Sierra 1500HD Classic
GMC Sierra 2500HD
GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
GMC Savana Cargo
GMC Sierra 3500HD
GMC Safari
GMC Envoy XUV
GMC Sierra Classic 2500
GMC Yukon XL
GMC Sierra 3500 Classic
GMC Syclone
GMC Sierra 2500HD Classic
GMC Sierra C3
GMC Suburban
GMC Yukon
GMC Sierra 3500
GMC Terrain
GMC Sierra 1500