$10,545 - $12,202
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

SLE-1 Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,545 - $12,202
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-22 City / 24-32 HWY

SLE-1 Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way manual fore/aft adjustment power lumbar and power 2-way seat height adjuster (up/down)
  • 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, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio 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
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front 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
  • 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

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability 7"-inch touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), USB port, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, auxiliary input jack and outside temperature display
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete.)

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum (Not available with (LFW) 3.0L V6 SIDI engine.)
  • Tires, P235/60R17 all-season, blackwall (Included with (RSB) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum wheels.)
  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color
  • Headlamps, halogen projector lamp
  • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Fog lamps, front round, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding and integral spotter mirror
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, body-color

Safety Features

  • 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 (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • 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 (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • 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

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Rear axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic front-wheel drive transmission.)
  • Rear axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic all-wheel drive transmission.)
  • E10 Fuel capability
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Front wheel drive
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLG26 model only.)
  • Battery, 525 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection
  • Suspension, front independent, strut type coil springs
  • Suspension, rear independent trailering arm with three lateral locating links, coil springs
  • Suspension, Soft Ride
  • Steering, power, variable electric assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

Lpo, chrome package ($205)

  • Includes chrome door handles and mirror caps

Lpo, cargo convenience package ($280)

  • Includes cargo net
  • Cargo area shade cover and cargo organizer

Lpo, protection package ($300)

  • Includes front and rear all-weather floor mats and front and rear molded splash guards

2012 GMC Terrain Owner Reviews

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As I tell all my friends and family the GMC TERRAIN a very dependable vehicle.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Overall the GMC TERRAIN is a dependable SUV. Haven't had any major problems with it, it's good on mileage, love the heated seats feature it does have cruise control I haven't used but is a nice feature to have if I ever need it. The radio controls on the steering wheel are convenient. Very roomy and it's a bonus that the back seats fold down to give more room for placing large objects in the back. It has a USB outlet in the middle console to charge phone or listen to music from your playlist from your phone. Also has a power outlet in the back. When I'm looking for another automobile I will not hesitate to purchase another GMC TERRAIN.

- Janice R

GMC Terrain is a must for new families.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

The model is very reliable. Even with a smaller engine it powers through rain and snow. The ride is always smooth, making driving a breeze. Base model options are perfect. One negative issue is that there are no air vents in the back on the car. This makes it very stuffy toward the rear of the vehicle. Thankfully given the size of the car it doesn't take a lot of air from the front vents to help cool off the back areas. Models with tinted windows are a great asset, especially in the summer months. This is a great vehicle for a family, especially for a new family needing a bigger vehicle.

- Joseph S

Love my GMC Terrain- would buy another one!

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I love my Terrain! It's comfy, roomy and has always been reliable. I can easily take 5 people in my vehicle. I have used my Terrain on long road trips many times and love it. I am an avid paddle boarder and I can easily take my board with me by strapping it to the rack on the roof of my vehicle. Very roomy cargo area- great for traveling and also groceries or hauling small furniture or anything else you might need! The only problem I ever have is it seems to go through oil quickly the older it gets.

- Stephanie F

Love the car however has flaws in the manufacturing of it.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Brake dust is sticking to paint and some spots on car are starting to rust. Sometimes if I start the car with the door open no functions work in the car such as the volume or change radio or plug my smartphone to call by same token Bluetooth not working. As well as burning oil the car had a recall and parts were replaced however I have to change the oil more often than other brands or make of car which is not cost effective

- Rosy S

GMC terrain! Very comfortable, dependable and very sharp SUV!

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Very solid, dependable SUV! Drives wonderful and very comfortable! I love almost everything about this vehicle. Ok gas mileage, but with a SUV, still not bad at 25 miles. I like that it sits higher than a sedan, which is one reason I purchased it! Have had no problems, just normal upkeep. We purchased this new and have had less trouble than some new vehicles I have purchased. Very sharp SUV! I luv the backup camera!!

- Deborah W

2012 GMC terrain-big but comfortable.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

The 2012 GMC terrain is a nice vehicle to have in the winter time. I love how comfortable I am driving this. When I bought it, I was afraid it would be to big for me. After about a week, I adjusted to it. I would prefer to drive my vehicle than anyone else's. The only problem I am having with it, is that my oil is milky looking even after I have had an oil change. Other than that, it drives so smooth.

- Amanda B

GMC terrain: great storage.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Our GMC has been very reliable, and it is nearing 100k miles. It is driven daily, both city and highway. It is decent, but not great on gas. Our family is at the point where we are beginning to our grow it as our children grow older. Storage is good for us as we can fit groceries, our beach stuff, or whatever else we plan for the day.

- Kyle B

I have not had any major mechanical problems with this vehicle.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I have not had any problems with this vehicle besides getting a new battery, tires and a part for my alternator. I usually trade in cars every 3 to 4 years; however, I decided to keep this particular vehicle because of it is safety, reliability and comfort. I have over 125,000 miles on this vehicle and it is still going strong.

- Jennifer G

The vehicle is spacious, drives amazing, and looks like a beast.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

My terrain is a good family vehicle. It is very spacious and is a very comfortable drive for long distances. I've had my vehicle for 2 years now and have not came across any issues with it running, it continues to run at top quality. I would highly recommend this low maintenance vehicle to anybody who wants a reliable vehicle.

- Cassandra S

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2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I have 130,000 miles on my terrain and I have had no serious issues. Regular maintenance only. It is a great vehicle for a commuter and a mom with active children. Very roomy and comfy. The paint is starting to chip in areas but that is to be expected given the mileage on the vehicle and our snowy, northeast climate.

- Holly M

We love the car so much, we bought two.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

My GMC has never given me any problems. I feel safe and secure in all kinds of weather. Big enough to haul small pieces of furniture but just the right size for the road. My husband liked it so much he bought himself a matching one, although a few years younger. We would certainly buy another one in the future.

- Shawn D

Stylish, reliable, and user friendly.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Good mileage. Comfortable ride. Reliable. Good design. Just the right size for family, dog and weekend luggage. Left back and height are perfect for loading and unloading. I love the upholstery and stitching. The backup camera, console, as a matter of fact everything on the dash is user friendly.

- Mary V

Bought Used GMC Terrain 2012

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Good drive. I bought it used. After driving 10 hours straight from Chicago to Washington DC the engine broke down and had to get it fixed. Sometimes the aux cord takes a few minutes to load. Very comfortable. Sometimes engine is a little loud. Fuel usage is good I fill up my tank once a week.

- Hannah D

Great in the snow! Love this car.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

Great in the snow! I feel comfortable driving in bad weather because it handles so well. This car is roomy with lists of storage. We take it camping and we are able to put so much gear in it! We have had it for a few years and bought it used. It is kept well and would recommend to anyone.

- Sara G

One highlight detail about my car would have to be the heated seats.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I really enjoy the size of my vehicle. It has a nice sized trunk and is very reliable. My favorite thing about my car would be the heated seats which are a huge bonus during the winter months. I drive 30 plus miles every single day and this car is reliable. I do not have any complaints.

- Brooke G

I love the backup feature in this car.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I love this car. It dries move. Give me the space I need for me and my family. It's affordable. The special things are included or wonderful such as that GPS and sound system. The safety features are very good. The company that made his car was deathly making his car for our families.

- Jennifer C

Love our terrain, would definitely buy another.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

The terrain has been a wonderful family car. It has been very dependable, gets great mileage, has plenty of cargo space and with seats down in back can be configured many ways. We feel it is very safe, otherwise wouldn't use it for our most precious cargo which is our granddaughter.

- Michelle S

I love my GMC, because you have enough room and be comfortable.

2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1

I love my 2012 GMC, but one thing that I would like for them to change is to not be a four cylinder. For a SUV like that it sound run better. Every time I step on the pedal it sounds like it is not going very fast. As for the space everything is good.

- Deborah G

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