Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Amazon's Black Friday Sale Begins: See What's On Offer

Amazon's Black Friday Sale is finally here. Here are some of the best deals on now.
We've had our fingers poised over our keyboards long enough in anticipation of Amazon's Black Friday Sale, which went live at midnight and will last until 25 November.

GMC Terrain


The GMC Terrain is the replacement for the old Envoy SUV, and while it's not quite as large as the Envoy on the outside, its more carlike crossover utility layout makes it safer and more comfortable for family use. On the market since the 2010 model year, the Terrain straddles the border between compact and mid-size. Pricing that starts under $30k makes the Terrain a competitor for a wide band of... The GMC Terrain is the replacement for the old Envoy SUV, and while it's not quite as large as the Envoy on the outside, its more carlike crossover utility layout makes it safer and more comfortable for family use. On the market since the 2010 model year, the Terrain straddles the border between compact and mid-size.


Pricing that starts under $30k makes the Terrain a competitor for a wide band of crossover utility vehicles--everything from the Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe to the Toyota Venza and Subaru Outback, as well as the Chevy Equinox, with which shares its platform and powertrains.

With the Terrain, GMC has its smallest vehicle, and also its most fuel-efficient offering, thanks to a four-cylinder engine. It seats five, and has a useful sliding second-row seat that gives it more flexible cargo and passenger space than most other vehicles in its class.

The blocky, rugged-looking Terrain is available with a range of powertrain options: either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and four- or six-cylinder engines. All models come with direct injection technology to help boost performance and curb fuel consumption, and all versions sport a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base 2.4-liter model features the first four-cylinder engine in a GMC crossover or SUV since the 1980s. It develops a peak output of 182 horsepower. It also delivers a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. To achieve this drivers must activate the Terrain’s “ECO” mode: at the push of a button, the Terrain’s torque converter in its automatic transmission lowers the lockup speed to 1,125 rpm to help save fuel.

Through the 2012 model year, the upgrade engine in the Terrain was a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with 264 horsepower on tap. This particular engine was a downsized version of the 3.6-liter V-6 found in several other GM products and in the Terrain it returned a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. For 2013, GMC replaced the smaller-displacement V-6 with the full 3.6-liter version, good for 301 horsepower--but with identical fuel economy ratings (with a 16/23-mpg rating on all-wheel-drive models).

The 2013 model year brings a new Denali edition that adds a soft-touch dash cap, a mesh grille, and a choice of either the four- or six-cylinder engine, and either 18- or 19-inch wheels with those engines, respectively. The Denali also gets a leather interior, wood trim on the steering wheel, and a power passenger seat. Denali Terrains also have some exclusive safety features such as blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts--while all Terrains get new dual-action shocks that soften its ride considerably.  Overall, we gave the 2013 GMC Terrain a rating of 8 based on its styling, its four-cylinder gas mileage and improved ride quality.
Standard and available features include a rearview camera, a power tailgate, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and MP3 playback, and a touchscreen-driven audio system with satellite radio and IntelliLink, a system that links smartphones to the audio system, enabling mobile apps like Pandora.

Production of the GMC Terrain takes place at GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ontario, Canada. The Terrain shares its Theta platform with several crossover models in General Motors’ worldwide vehicle fleet, including the former Saturn Vue and Pontiac Torrent, as well as the Chevrolet Equinox and Opel Antara sold overseas.

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

LG G5 Review In-Depth

Can LG take on the Galaxy S7 with a metal design, dual-cameras and an accessory slot? Here's our first LG G5 review, focusing on LG G5 design and build, LG G5 specs, LG G5 cameras and LG G5 software and apps.
Alongside the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 is one of the biggest phones (not literally) to launch in 2016 – and we're not just talking in the Android world. It's one of the heavyweights and LG will be looking to set the market alight with the G5's alternative and innovative modular design.

Oppo RX17 Pro Review: Hands-on

We had time with Oppo’s new RX17 Pro. It may be blue and purple but how different is it to the similar OnePlus 6T and is it worth your time?
Should I Buy The Oppo RX17 Pro?
Oppo has made a solid mid-range phone in the RX17 Pro. Build quality is premium, fast charging is industry-best fast and the display is of high quality.But the price is high at 599€ considering the OnePlus 6T with a better processor starts at £499/€529. And while functioning as it’s supposed to, ColorOS is still unrefined for the western market with far too many changes to Android to recommend over competitors.

BlackBerry KEYone Review

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It’s not for everyone though, in fact, it’s not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.
Should I Buy The BlackBerry KEYone?
But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017, not 2007.If you love your iPhone or Samsung, you’ll hate the KEYone and won’t even consider buying it. But if you’ve made it to the end of this review, chances are you’re weighing up a buy. If you think you’ll love the BlackBerry KEYone, then I’m pretty certain you won’t be disappointed. You’re part of a minority, but finally BlackBerry has a phone for you that doesn’t force you to compromise.

Google Pixel Review

Not everyone wants a phone with a big screen, but most small-screen phones compromise on performance and cameras. Not so with Google’s latest flagship Android phone: Here’s our Google Pixel review.
Joining the ranks of the Pixel C and Chromebook Pixel are Google’s new Pixel phones. We’re reviewing the smaller 5in Pixel here, but you can read our separate Pixel XL review if you’re after a bigger phone.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review

Is there more to the Surface Laptop 2 than a lick of black paint? Find out in our full review.
Should I Buy The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2? The Surface Laptop 2 is a slightly odd one as it's not a huge upgrade on the original. That said, it comes in at the same price with a few upgrades and the new black colour.You get an 8th-gen Intel processor giving a nice performance boost as well as double the memory for the entry-level model. Battery life is a little down in our test but it's still a decent effort making this still one of the best laptop around.

Like Fan Page