The 2011 GMC Terrain is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It has the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox and shares a general aesthetic with both the Acadia and the latest Chevrolet Malibu. The Terrain's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.
The Terrain benefits from two engines that are more efficient than ever, each making use of variable valve timing and direct injection. A standard 2.4L 4-cylinder makes an impressive 182 horsepower yet delivers 32 mpg on the highway. All but the base trim offers an optional 3.0L V6 engine. This engine is FlexFuel-compatible for 2011 and produces 264 horsepower and 29 mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. Front wheel-drive is the standard drivetrain, but all-wheel drive is available.
Storage areas are everywhere in the cabin, including an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above the center stack and a closed storage bin under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer. The rear seats feature MultiFlex, which allows the seats to move back and forth a total of eight inches for the best rear legroom in the segment.
Standard equipment on base SLE trims includes 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, six air bags, an anti-theft system, an XM Satellite Radio-ready audio system, iPod and MP3 capability and one year of OnStar service. Power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, as well as power mirrors and automatic headlamps round out the generous standards list.
Optional equipment on the SLE trim includes satellite radio, remote start, heated front seats, a sunroof and 19-inch wheels.
The uplevel SLT trim includes 18-inch wheels, luggage rails, a Pioneer 8-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, heated power seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and rearview camera standard. Options on the SLT include a rear entertainment system, navigation system, a power sunroof and 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels.
Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player Graphic Interface Display (GID), Radio Data System (RDS), auxiliary jack input, speed-compensated volume, USB port receptacle and outside temperature display
Audio system feature Pioneer premium 8-speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier
XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Seats, front bucket
Seat trim, premium cloth
Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power and power lumbar adjuster
Seats, rear bench, 3 passenger with manual fore/aft adjustment, 60/40 split seatback and recline feature
Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
Console, front center, with arm rest and concealed storage
Cupholders 2 front and 2 rear and 2 additional in rear center armrest
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Remote Keyless Entry
Rearview camera system, integrated into rearview mirror (Rearview display included in navigation radio screen when navigation radio is ordered.)
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Theft deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
Defogger, rear-window electric
Power outlets 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt, includes 2 front, 1 second row and one in the cargo area
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming includes (UVC) rearview camera display
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack
StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bag Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Automatic Crash Response
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
Safety belts, 3-point, front and second row all seating positions
Door locks, power rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats