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GMC Tests Out How Automotive Christmas Decorations Affect Performance 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Film, GMC, GMC Terrain, GMC Videos, video on 12 15th, 2017

Christmas is right around the corner but General Motors is going all Scrooge and pointing out the obvious, decorating your car is a bad idea.

As part of this year’s Christmas celebrations, the company sent aerodynamic performance engineer Joel Ruschman to the Lockheed Martin low speed wind tunnel in Georgia to test out a GMC Terrain Denali with an assortment of holiday decorations.

According to USA Today, reindeer antlers and a big red “nose” increase the Terrain’s drag coefficient by three percent and this causes the crossover’s fuel economy rating to drop by about 1 mpg on the highway.

While a big bow might not seem like it would have much effect, it actually increased drag by 15% and caused the fuel economy rating to drop by 3.5 mpg. However, the biggest offender was a Christmas tree which caused a 70% increase in drag.

If you can’t resist the urge to decorate your car, the best choice would be a wreath as the wind tunnel tests determined it didn’t have any effect on the Terrain’s fuel efficiency.

Speaking of mileage, the 2018 Terrain Denali has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 252 hp (187 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. In the latter configuration, the crossover returns 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.


2018 GMC Terrain Petrol vs Diesel: Which Would You Rather Have? 25
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in diesel, GMC, GMC Terrain, GMC Videos, reviews, video on 08 25th, 2017

Aside from the gasoline options, the 2018 GMC Terrain is also available with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel unit, which may end up overshadowing the more powerful 1.5-liter petrol.
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2018 GMC Terrain Priced From $25,970, Terrain Denali From $38,495 3
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in GMC, GMC Terrain, new cars, prices on 05 3rd, 2017

GMC announced pricing and range details of the all-new 2018 Terrain, set to go on sale this summer.
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75-Year-Old Driver Dies After 50-Pound Dumbbell Crashes Through His Windshield 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Accidents, GMC, GMC Terrain, Videos on 01 30th, 2017

Despite all the safety measures continuously developed by one of the world's largest industries, driving still holds its share of danger. And those hazards can come in the most random forms, as one driver found out, first hand, the hard way.
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GMC Step Up Their Game With All-New 2018 Terrain Crossover 10
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, Galleries, GMC, GMC Terrain, new cars, SUV on 01 10th, 2017

With several of its direct rivals busy fighting for the compact SUV sales crown, the 2018 GMC Terrain, on display in Detroit, finally looks ready to throw its hat in the ring.
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2018 GMC Terrain Brings Much Needed Updates To Aging Model 9
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit-Auto-Show, GMC, GMC Terrain, GMC Videos, new cars, video on 01 9th, 2017

As expected, an all-new GMC Terrain has been unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show ready for the 2018 model year.
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GMC’s All-New 2018 Terrain Will Have A Very Murano-Like Floating Roof 7
Posted by John Halas in Detroit-Auto-Show, GMC, GMC Terrain, new cars on 01 7th, 2017

These teaser photos are our first official look at the next generation of GMC’s Terrain crossover, which were released ahead of a world premiere at the 2017 Detroit auto show on Monday, January 9.
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New Chevrolet Traverse And GMC Terrain To Launch In Detroit 15
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Traverse, Detroit-Auto-Show, GMC, GMC Terrain, Reports, SUV on 12 15th, 2016

General Motors is preparing to unveil revamped versions of the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain at the Detroit Auto Show 2017 in January.
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2013 Chevy Equinox & GMC Terrain Recalled For Inoperative Wipers 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC, GMC Terrain, Recalls on 08 30th, 2016

A problem with the windshield wipers on the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain has prompted General Motors to issue a recall for an estimated 367,808 vehicles in the United States.
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Possible Rollaway Issue Makes GM Recall Certain Buicks, Chevys And GMCs 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick Encore, Buick Regal, Buick Verano, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, GM, GMC, GMC Terrain, Recalls on 07 30th, 2016

General Motors is conducting a new safety campaign on vehicles that may be equipped with defective electronic park lock levers.
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GMC’s Murdered Out 2017 Terrain Nightfall Edition Heads To NY 21
Posted by John Halas in GMC, GMC Terrain, new cars, New York auto show on 03 21st, 2016

Debuting this week at the New York auto show, is GMC’s new stylized 2017 Terrain Nightfall edition which adds blacked-out exterior details and wheels, and well, that’s about it.
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2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD V6 Review & Test Drive 8
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, GMC, GMC Terrain, SUV, Test Drives on 04 8th, 2013
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If you are looking for a uniquely styled, performance-driven, luxury and very safe compact crossover sport utility vehicle than look no further than the GMC Terrain ‘Denali’.  GMC adds its signature Denali luxury trim to the 2013 Terrain with distinctive exterior styling, interior luxury and convenience features plus offering the more powerful 3.6 liter direct-injected CVVT V6 engine that generates 301 hp.  This new V6 engine is larger than the previous 3.0 liter V6 but delivers 14% more horsepower and 22% more torque yet gives back the same EPA estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway.

The new Terrain Denali’s bold look is augmented with the signature cues that distinguish GMC’s premium ‘Denali’ sub-brand including its unique bullet-hole chrome grille, specific front and rear lamp clusters, and a lower air-intake with round projector beam foglamps at the sides.  There are satin chrome accents on top of the grille, body-color fascias and rocker panel moldings.  Also at the side are muscular fender flares stuffed with 19X8 inch alloy wheels, a chrome strip around the greenhouse, chrome pull-out door handles, separate chrome bars at the bottom of the doors, a chrome finished roofrack, and chrome at the bottom of the power-remote/heated sideview mirrors.  The rear shows a spoiler at the top of the power liftgate, a thick chrome bar attaching the lamp clusters and down below is a wide chrome bar attaching the dual chrome-finish exhaust outlets.  Lots of bling as seen in the bigger Denali’s, but with a larger, more powerful engine to back up this compact CUV.  It has an athletic stance with angular surfacing yet is refined with a strong front-end appearance that features its squared-off edges accented with chrome.  No other compact CUV has this commanding look all around.

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The more powerful 3.6 liter all-aluminum V6 is mated to a smooth-shifting 6T70 six-speed automatic electronically controlled with electronic range select.  Torque is channeled to each wheel through an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.  Standard StabiliTrak and Traction Control help keep the wheels turning as needed and limiting the amount of excessive wheel-spin during severe driving situations.

Terrain is built on a body-integral structure with single-piece body side stampings and targeted applications of high-strength steel.  These elements create a solid, quiet driving experience.  The strong structure supports a fully independent suspension that is unique and gives a smooth ride over all surfaces and is very responsive to driver inputs.  The long, 112.5 inch wheelbase and wide front and rear tracks-contribute to car-like ride and handling traits.  The long wheelbase and wide tracks reduce body roll for a more stable driving experience.

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The independent front is a strut type setup with tuned coil springs, direct active stabilizer bar and hydraulic ride bushings.  The independent rear features a four-link setup with coil springs, trailing arms, stabilizer bar and hydraulic link bushings.  The new Dual Flow gas-charged shocks are at each wheel and give the truck a smoother, more controlled ride by controlling suspension damping across a broader range of driving situations.  Standard hydraulic power rack & pinion steering is featured on the 3.6 liter Denali and gives you a solid feel for the road with quick response to your inputs and a very good on-center feel.

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Big, four-wheel power-assisted, vented steel disc brakes safely and quickly bring the GMC Terrain Denali down from speed.  Up front are 12.6 inch discs clamped with dual-piston calipers, and 11.9 inch rear discs are clamped with single-piston calipers.  Standard ABS, StabiliTrak and Traction control all work together to keep the wheel turning during severe braking situations thus giving you more control over your direction.  Big 19X8 inch chrome clad aluminum wheels are wrapped with 235/55R19 inch all-season radials for a smooth and quiet ride.

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Inside is very inviting with the latest in comfort, convenient, luxury, infotainment and safety systems.  I first noticed the soft-touch Jet Black leather which lines the dashboard, dash pad, seats and doors with red contrast stitching.  Red accent lighting gives the interior a unique look.  More interior detail includes leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel with smoked mahogany wood accents, embossed Denali logos on the front seatbacks, smoked mahogany wood trim, Denali illuminated front sill plates, eight-way driver/passenger bucket seats, and a standard sunroof.  The power liftgate is programmable so at the touch of a button you can access the vehicle’s 63.9 cu.ft. of cargo space (behind the first row) while a memory function stops the liftgate at a chosen height to help shorter owners or to accommodate low garage heights.  Inside options include a color touch navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with screens behind the front headrests.  The premium interior is influenced by industrial sculpture, with its contrasting stitching and fine materials that create a structured look throughout the cabin.  A ‘floating’ center stack is highlighted by warm ambient lighting and houses ergonomic comfort and convenience controls.  The standard and segment-exclusive Multi-Flex sliding rear seat can be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches providing increased passenger comfort or great cargo capacity, while the 60/40-split rear seatback offers additional configurations for passengers and cargo.  It also features a pull-down armrest with dual cupholders.  The rear cargo area offers 31.6 cu.ft. of storage, as well as one of the Terrain’s four auxiliary power outlets.

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GMC IntelliLink combines with OnStar to bring segment-exclusive infotainment technology at a time more and more consumers are buying smartphones.  IntelliLink extends the OnStar experience from safety and security to information and entertainment by seamlessly integrating the capability of a smartphone into the vehicle so that hand-held phones may be safely stowed while driving.  IntelliLink features: Enhanced hands-free voice control system by Nuance, which allows simple voice commands to initiate phone calls and select radio stations or media from portable MP3 players and smart phones: PANDORA Internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio allow users to create personalized radio stations based on favorite artists or genres, IntelliLink integrates control of both apps for a driver-directed listening experience: Gracenote identifies the music collection on the driver’s USB device, MP3 player or smartphone and presents information such as artists name, genres, and album cover art on the IntelliLink screen: Upgraded USB connectivity adds the ability to play music files directly from flash memory devices and gives you the ability to update IntelliLink with future enhancements.

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Standard features inside not mentioned above includes automatic climate control, color touch radio with seven-inch screen display, premium Pioneer sound system with eight speakers, a subwoofer and amplifier, heated driver/front passenger seat, universal home remote, grab handles above each passenger door, rear parking assist/rear camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated outside mirrors, power windows/door locks with front express down, leather appointed seats, dual map lights, dual lighted vanity mirrors, floor mats front/rear, memory settings for driver’s seat/outside mirrors, cruise control, center console with dual cupholders/deep storage bin/armrest, and variable speed wipers/washers/rear wiper/washer.  The cargo package includes convenience net, cargo cover, rear security and luggage rack center rails.

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Standard safety features include forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, dual front airbags, side impact airbags, driver/front passenger head curtain airbags, side airbags with rollover protection for all rows, tire pressure monitoring, trip computer, Child LATCH system, power child security rear doors, remote keyless entry, theft deterrent system, daytime running lights, OnStar crash response.

If you are looking for a premium, compact crossover utility vehicle with all of the personal and safety goodies, plus plenty of power, performance, comfort and convenience, then do not overlook testing out the new 2013 GMC Terrain Denali.

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  • Price: Base Terrain FWD $26,235 / Terrain Denali AWD V6 $39,000 estimated*
  • Engine: 3.6-liter DOHC V6 301 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm / 272 ft-lbs. torque @ 4,800 rpm
  • Turning circle: 42.6 ft.
  • Total length: 187.8 inches
  • Total width: 72.8 inches
  • Total height: 66.3 inches
  • Track: f/r-62.9/62.1 inches
  • Approach angle: 15.2
  • Departure angle: 23.5
  • Breakover angle: 16.7
  • Ground clearance: 6.9 inches
  • Headroom: f/r-39.8/39.2 inches
  • Legroom: f/r-41.2/37.2 inches
  • EPA interior volume: 127.2 cu.ft.
  • Passenger volume: 99.6 cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 31.1-behind rear seat/63.9 cu.ft. behind front seat, rear seat folded
  • Curb weight: 4,204 pounds
  • Trailer towing: 3,500 pounds
  • Fuel tank: 20.9 gallons