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GMC Terrain Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 GMC Terrain Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 112.5 in
Length 185.3 in
Width 72.8 in
Height 66.3 in
Curb Weight 3853 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.8 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.1 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 51.3 in
Legroom, Row 2 39.9 in
Total Legroom 81.1 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 31.6 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 63.9 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 The GMC Terrain's long wheelbase also pays off with noticeably more rear seat leg room than in competitors. In fact, there's a little more combined legroom in the first two rows than in the far larger Yukon XL, and a few more inches than in the larger Acadia. Sound like enough space to fit a third row? Perhaps, but GM opted not to offer one. The Terrain is thoroughly compact in width. The larger GMCs remain much better options for transporting three adults in the back seat. They're also better for carrying cargo. The Terrain's cargo floor is long, but its also high and narrow, and the second-row seats don't fold flat. see full GMC Terrain review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Plenty of room. see full GMC Terrain review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The cloth power seat are very comfortable. see full GMC Terrain review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Plenty of leg room for all in the back seat. Very spacious. see full GMC Terrain review
 

2012 GMC Terrain 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim SLE SLT
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6700
172 lb-ft@4900
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6700
172 lb-ft@4900
Optional Engine(s) 3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
264 hp@6950
222 lb-ft@5100
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
264 hp@6950
222 lb-ft@5100
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD
Standard Tires225/65R17 tires225/65R17 tires
Optional Tires235/55R18 tires235/55R18 tires
 235/55R19 tires235/55R19 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 Even in the Denali, the GMC Terrain's base engine remains a 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Performance with this engine in typical suburban driving feels considerably better than the specs suggest it ought to. But anyone who must contend with steep grades or large loads, or who sometimes just wants to scoot, will want the optional V6. The 3.0-liter V6 in the 2010-2012 Terrain produced a respectable 264 horsepower, but at a lofty 6,950 rpm. In comparison, the 301-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 isn't only quicker, but even in casual driving sounds and feels much less strained. The slightest hill no longer induces the six-speed automatic to drop a cog or three. Due more credit than the bump in peak power: 50 additional pound-feet of midrange torque (272 @ 4,800 vs. 222 @ 5,100). see full GMC Terrain review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Although the I4 is quite peppy considering the mass of this truck, the transmission can be very quirky, with odd shifting and the odd bucking on occasion (when in heavy traffic it will kick so hard you almost think somebody hit you from the rear). Sometimes when you go a little hard on it to pull out into a lane it will hesitate and go dead for a couple of seconds, with the electronic shifting it almost seems like it's thinking too much. The other dislike I have is that there is no transmission dipstick- it is a sealed unit so there is no easy way to actually check and monitor transmission fluid. see full GMC Terrain review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
4 cyl FWD very slow to accelerate but that is because of the better see full GMC Terrain review
2011 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very under powered see full GMC Terrain review
 

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2012 GMC Terrain MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV SLE 25,560 24,282 825
4dr SUV SLT 28,510 27,084 825

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