2011 GMC Terrain Overview
After making a big splash as an all-new entry to the popular crossover segment last year, the 2011 GMC Terrain forges ahead with all-around versatility wrapped inside a bold exterior.
Under the hood of the 2011 GMC Terrain is a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four or a 264-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder motor boasts amazing highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon, as well as 22 mpg in the city. Both engines feature direct injection technology, which helps enhance fuel efficiency, and are mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The Terrain is available with either a two- or all-wheel drive system. Other crossovers in the Terrain’s crosshairs are the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V.
A bold stance is prevalent, due to the Terrain’s oversized fenders and massive bumper. Foglights, a backup camera, and 17-inch alloy wheels come standard, while a power liftgate, moonroof, and either 18- or 19-inch wheels are optional.
On the inside of the 2011 GMC Terrain, a sliding rear seat with eight inches of travel allows the owner to vary the balance between cargo room and rear legroom. The Terrain boasts 64 cubic-feet of cargo volume and 40-inches of legroom giving you plenty of room for toys, gear, or friends. A hard-drive based navigation system with a seven-inch touch-screen, rear DVD entertainment system, remote vehicle start, and Bluetooth® connectivity raise the stakes in features department.
Flexible storage in every nook and cranny of the 2011 GMC Terrain’s interior further enhances the utility of this well-designed crossover. Active noise cancellation comes with four-cylinder models: this system uses strategically placed microphones to detect sounds from the engine, and emits sound waves from the speakers to cancel out the noise.
Safety comes standard in the 2011 Terrain with front, front-side, and head airbags to prevent bodily injury. These, combined with a well-engineered body and chassis unit, help to keep occupants safe in case of a collision. Traction and stability control, along with four-wheel antilock brakes, help maintain stable footing for maximum accident avoidance.
If you’re looking for a crossover/SUV that is versatile as well as efficient, then the 2011 GMC Terrain should be at the top of your list.