Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,835 - $33,010
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,835 - $33,010
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
182-264
Seats
5

GMC Terrain Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.5 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

Like its corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2012 GMC Terrain is a big kid in the compact SUV sandbox. Underneath the Terrain's aggressively styled sheet metal is a roomy cabin...

GMC Terrain Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.29

158 Reviews

44% 43% 12% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

A beautiful, eye-catching car that is also a pain to maintain.

The terrain looks and feels like a luxury car, gets pretty good gas mileage for being a larger car/SUV, the black leather seats are luxe and classy, the window tint, the attention to detail, the satellite radio, and the OnStar navigation all make for a comfortable, enjoyable ride. The biggest drawback is that I have had the terrain in the shop at least once every 6 months, which is costly as most repairs were not covered by the extended powertrain warranty. As far as maintenance, it is not a good car. All looks, but no longevity.

- Christina M

It is a GMC, it is reliable enough to get me from point A to B.

I have a 2012 GMC terrain AWD. When I first bought my SUV I loved it, but as I got used of it, I noticed it is on the smaller side of an SUV for my family of 4. I have two small children one 3 and the other 9 years old. My 9 yr old is into sports and there’s just not enough room for all the junk I have to hull around. Comfort of this vehicle is ok, but not for long trips! I do believe it is a reliable vehicle. Just wish it had some more power as it is only a v4:/ overall it is a good vehicle despite my little complaints.

- Kelli B

There is a ton of space inside. It's bigger than it looks and has lots of spaces to store things.

I purchased this vehicle new six years ago and I still have no plans to replace it. I love the size of it. We have two children both still in car seats and they have plenty of room. It has great features like a backup camera, Bluetooth, and many sensors to help keep you safe. The only thing I don't like about my vehicle is there are chrome details that when the sun hits it the wrong way it shines in your eyes.

- Kate P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,835 - $13,594
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 - 264 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 4
2.4L DOHC 4
3.0L DOHC V6 SIDI (SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION)
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.5 in.
112.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 - 42.6 ft.
40 - 42.6 ft.

Length

Length
185.3 in.
185.3 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3853 - 4020 .lbs
3867 - 4188 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 - 264 hp

Torque

Torque
172 ft. lbs.
172 - 222 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
150 - 350 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 - 20 gal.
18 - 20 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 31 mpg
9 - 12 mpg

City

City
20 - 22 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 32 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings