GMC Terrain

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GMC Terrain
2010 GMC Terrain SLT -- 05-06-2011.jpg
Manufacturer General Motors
Production August 10, 2009–present
Model years 2010–present
Assembly Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada (CAMI)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-Door Crossover
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform GM Theta platform
Related Chevrolet Equinox, Opel Antara
Engine 2.4 L LAF I4
2.4 L LEA I4
3.0 L LF1 or LFW V6[1]
3.6 L LFX V6[2]
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 112.5 in (2,858 mm)[1]
Length 2010–12: 185.3 in (4,707 mm)
2013–: 187.8 in (4,770 mm)
Width 72.8 in (1,849 mm)
Height 66.3 in (1,684 mm)
Predecessor GMC Envoy
Isuzu Ascender
Pontiac Torrent

The GMC Terrain is a mid-size crossover SUV. According to GM, it replaced the Pontiac Torrent which was sold in the same dealerships prior to GM dropping the Pontiac brand.[3] Like the Torrent, the Terrain is based on the Theta platform. The Terrain slots below the Acadia as GMC's smallest SUV. Although the preceding Pontiac Torrent had the same Theta platform, the Torrent was a rebadged version of the original Chevrolet Equinox from 2005–09, while GM decided to differ the look of the Chevrolet Equinox with its 2010 Terrain and still use the Theta platform.

The Terrain shares engineering with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.[4] While the two vehicles use the same platform and drivetrain, the Terrain's body panels and standard features differ from those of the Equinox.[1]

The 2010 Terrain debuted at the 2009 New York International Auto Show.

2013 Changes[edit]

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

For the 2013 model year, the GMC Terrain receives the Denali trim which consists of more chrome trim and slightly improved interior quality, the 3.6L SIDI V6 that is shared with the 2012 Cadillac SRX in place of the optional 3.0L SIDI V6, and firmer front struts. The Denali also offers cross-traffic detection, blind-spot warning and a power passenger seat as options. [2]


Years Engine Power Torque
2010–2011 2.4 L Ecotec LAF I4 182 hp (136 kW) 172 lb·ft (233 N·m)
2012– 2.4 L Ecotec LEA I4 182 hp (136 kW) 172 lb·ft (233 N·m)
2010–2012 3.0 L High Feature LF1 or LFW V6 264 hp (197 kW) 222 lb·ft (301 N·m)
2013– 3.6 L High Feature LFX V6 301 hp (224 kW) 272 lb·ft (369 N·m)


Calendar Year Sales (U.S.)
2009[5] 14,033
2010[6] 60,519
2011[6] 83,179
2012 97,786
2013[7] 99,525


  1. ^ a b c Strongman, Tom (May 13, 2011). "2011 GMC Terrain". Kansas City Star ( Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ General Motors (2010-03-02). "Sales and Production Release February 2010". Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  3. ^ "GMC Terrain First Auto Embargo Broken By Twitter". Jalopnik. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  4. ^ "General Motors 2009 Calendar Year Sales". General Motors. 
  5. ^ a b "December 2011 Sales: General Motors". General Motors. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
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