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MSRP: $24,250-31,400
Invoice: $23,035-29,835

2011 GMC Terrain news, pictures, specifications, and information


There's no question about it: GMC Terrain is a hit. Its combination of bold styling and §egmènt-leading fuel efficiency racked up impressive sales numbers in its inaugural year, drawing customers who'd never before purchased a GMC.

An Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder engine wîth variable valve timing and direct injection technology helps the Terrain achieve a §egmènt-best EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 32 mpg. Maximum fuel economy is achieved in part wîth an 'eco' mode that is activated via a console-mounted button. When engaged, it lowers the torque converter lockup speed of the standard six-speed automatic transmission to 1,125 rpm to help save fuel. (concept carz)

A 3.0L DOHC direct injected V-6 engine delivering 264 horsepower (197 kW) is optional; and for 2011 it becomes E85-capable. Like the Ecotec 2.4L, the V-6 is backed by six-speed automatic that helps save fuel through reduced engine speed at highway speeds.

Terrain is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, in SLE and SLT trim levels. All models include four-wheel disc brakes wîth StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control, as well as six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags; head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags.

A comprehensive list of standard and available features includes purposeful technologies such as:

• Standard rear-vision camera that provides a view of objects or people directly behind the vehicle

• Standard ÚSB audio connectivity and MP3 playback for your portable music player – plug it in and control the features right from the radio or the optional §teering wheel controls

• Standard XM Satellite Radio, which provides coast-to-coast tunes

• Programmable power liftgate that can be set to open to a lower height, clearing garage obstructions or making it easier to reach for those of shorter stature

• Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, so the driver can remain focused on the road

• Remote vehicle start that can be used to automatically heat up a cold Terrain on a January morning , or cool it down on a hot August afternoon

• Seven-inch touch screen navigation system wîth touch-screen control, and the screen itself is large enough to safely view at a glance

• Ten-gigabyte hard drive that enables a radio station-like song library to be stored for instant playback through the radio

• DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system wîth two independent screens and inputs, allowing one viewer to watch a movie and the other to play video games. Front seat passengers can listen to their own entertainment selection up front, thanks to the wireless headphones.

The Terrain enters the 2011 wîth an enhanced OnStar 9.0, which delivers improved speech recognition, and a pair of new exterior colors: Steel Blue Metallic and Summit White.

Terrain design and interior

Terrain has a balanced, athletic stance and offers a commanding view of the road. Its design is characterized by bold, muscular fender flares, representing GMC's aesthetic. Surfacing is angular yet refined, wîth a strong and capable front-end appearance that features precise, squared-off edges.

Additional design features include a unique, three-element grille, wîth a prominent chrome surround and projector-beam headlamps mounted in large, rectangular housings wîth chrome accents.

The Terrain's rich, premium interior is influenced by industrial sculpture and exudes refinement exemplified by contrasting stitching and fine materials that create a structured look throughout the cabin. A 'floating' center stack, highlighted by warm, ambient lighting, houses ergonomic comfort and convenience controls.

Terrain's seats offer outstanding comfort. The standard MultiFlex sliding rear seat can be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches (200 mm), providing increased passenger comfort or greater rear cargo capacity. The 60/40-split rear seatback offers additional configurations for passengers and cargo. The rear cargo area offers 31.6 cubic feet (894 liters) of storage, as well as one of the Terrain's four auxiliary power outlets.

Ride and handling

The Terrain rides on a long, 112.5-inch (2,857 mm) wheelbase and wide front and rear tracks that support car-like ride and handling traits. The long wheelbase and wide tracks reduce body roll for a stable, confident driving experience.

Front and rear independent suspension systems meet the pavement via a family of large wheels, including 17-inch and 18-inch aluminum, wîth available 19-inch chrome-clad wheels. A rack-mounted electric power §teering system (2.4L models) contributes to greater fuel efficiency, because there's no engine-driven pump.

GM's first application of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology is used on 2.4L-equipped models to enable better fuel economy by allowing lower engine idle RPMs. ANC uses microphones to detect objectionable harmonics inside the vehicle and sends counteracting sound waves through the audio system's speakers, ensuring a quiet driving experience at almost all vehicle speeds.


A rigid, body-integral structure wîth single-piece body side stampings allows more precise assembly, wîth tighter and more uniform gap tolerances. The result is a vehicle that will feel solid for years.

Higher-quality materials and many long-life engine/powertrain components reduce the need and frequency for servicing; and the backing of GM's five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty delivers even greater assurance.

The Terrain is produced at the CAMI assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, one of the highest quality, most efficient assembly plants within GM's network.

Source - GMC

GMC Terrain Soars Into Its Second Year

• Average 13 days to turn in first seven months of 2010

• More than half of Terrain buyers come from non-GM trade-ins

Detroit – GMC Terrain sales continue at a rapid pace as it enters its second model year. In the first seven months of the year, the Terrain has consistently taken just 13 days to turn on dealer lots, compared wîth 28 days for the rest of the compact SÚV §egmènt and 51 days for all vehicles.

'We've had an outstanding response to the Terrain since it launched last Fall,' said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC Product Marketing Director. 'The Terrain is attracting new buyers to the brand who are lòòking for an SÚV that offers fuel economy, exterior and interior styling, quality and safety that maintain GMC's reputation for engineering excellence.'

The Terrain appeals to women more than any other GMC product. Approximately 46 percent of buyers are women, which is more than 20 percentage points higher than the overall brand. In addition, nearly 53 percent of all Terrain buyers are coming from non-GM trade-ins.

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 182 hp
Torque: 172 ft-lbs

Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 264 hp
Torque: 222 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic, 6-speed Automatic

To keep up wîth consumer demand, GM has previously announced three production increases for the Terrain since its launch at GM's CAMI Automotive Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, which has developed an innovative production model to increase capacity of the vehicle.

The Terrain offers a best-in-§egmènt EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon. The vehicle comes equipped wîth a variety of safety and convenience features standard, including a rear-vision camera, ÚSB connectivity, electronic child safety locks, six standard air bags, electronic stability control and the safety and security of OnStar.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Terrain a 2010 Top Safety Pick, and it is a 'Recommended Buy' by Consumer Guide.

Source - GMC
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