We purchased a 2011 GMC Terrain SLE2 Automatic with a 4 cylinder engine.
The engine is so small that this poor vehicle has terrible pick-up.
It's dangerous to try and pass on the highway or pick up speed when merging because the pick up is so bad.
Another major issue we have is that the engine seems to be hesitating or fluttering or it is stalling at low throttle which is extremely dangerous when driving period let alone driving up a hill. This problem warrants a recall. The doors are so lightweight that they will slam on you when opening/closing which is dangerous to passengers.
This needs to be sorted by GMC as it's dangerous. Passenger airbag light doesn't work. Poor gas mileage.
The seats are comfortable.
The front seats can be heated which is great in the winter.
Remote start is another cool feature that is convenient for winter start ups.
The vehicle is supposed to handle well in snow. It comes with free Sirius radio as a trial.
The arm rest has lots of storage inside.
Doors need to be heavier as they are downright dangerous right now.
They are too light and with slam closed with just the slightest wind or if you're parked on a hill.
GMC needs to sort the engine stalling issue as this again is dangerous while driving.
Make sure all functions work such as the passenger airbag light.
Other lights don't seem to come on when there is a problem which is a problem in it of itself.
Trunk could use more space as it's hindered by the design.
I agree with all the disappointing remarks regarding gas mileage.
I don't care if it's the EPA or GMC - the public deserves the truth!
My big worry now is that it's using oil.
My car was showing 50+% life left before my oil change.
The engine was making a loud noise and I took it to the dealer to find I had no oil showing on the dip stick.
The check engine light NEVER came on! Since then my husband has consistantly checked the oil level and we have to keep adding oil in between oil changes.
I have never had to do that with my vehicles.
Anyone else using oil?
I love the body style and the backseat leg room.
Be honest about gas mileage. Put the buttons for the electric windows so that both driver & passenger can control the front door windows.
i bought the terrain with awd v6 with plans of towing my rv and it has been good however the last month it was been burning oil? and its been in the shop 3 times to be fixed and each time it is something else fron solenoids to oil seals and now its doing it again with less than 30000 miles on it. each time its been in shop 4 days and now i am taking it back its frustrating to say but warranty is helping but once its up scary hope its four time lucky
V6 power and awd is awesome itsnows alot in nova scotia and i have 18 inch tires on it. seats are comfortable and love the seats can be moved back
miles per gallon is not as advertised but AWD and V6 doesnt help. i am averaging 26-29 Canandian and we have bigger gallons than u yanks so its anot a true refelction
Im very disappointed in my purchase of the
2011 GMC Terrian. When i bought this i was told like most about the amazing gas milegae that ranged from 23-32 mpg so i made the decision that for my first new car i would go with the
2.4L 4 cylinder FWD model to maximaze fuel econonmy. I have never seen more then 23.6 miles per gallon and that was after putting in premium gasoline(which is not called for i was just doing anything i could to get better gas mileage) and highway driving...whats wrong with this picture??? I average 21.9 mgh normally & my car has 21,000 miles so it doesnt need to b broke in like i was told by my dealer.
Comfortable ride but vehicles power sucks!
Interior with all the features is nice to have but so what i cant afford to drive it at this point. I took a bath on this. I lost my $8000 for trade and ive paid $4500 to drive this vehicle for 10 months now i want to get ride of it and i cant get more then what i owe $24000... i was suckered by GMC and my Dealer into believeing that this car would get what its advertised to get!! Maybe the commerical should read...In a perfect word this suv could get 32mpg highway but in the real world its no where close so keep dreaming and has no power to back it up.
maybe advertise the real fuel economy. I did a 3 and 1/2hr trip to Maine from Massusetts and at best when i calucted my gas myself got 21.7 on way there and 22.4 on way back and i was going 70mph cruse control.
VERY UNHAPPY with being mislead, never wouldve bought a GMC TERRRAIN if i knew it was gonna be this poor.
We bought a 2011 Terrain SLE-1, then had leather, DVD and sunroof added, just came out cheaper that way.
Sunroof messed up within about six months, air condition stopped working around the same time in the middle of summer. The 4 cylinder is so under powered it's pathetic and makes the worst sounds when cranking up. Also here lately it's been dying after being started.
Now the gas mileage, well it sucks! GMC must measure MPG alot different than I do, but I have never got close to 32 on the highway. The average with about 70% highway and 30% city stays at 19mpg.
We are looking to getting back into a Toyota ASAP while this thing is still running.
Send the thing back to the factory and start over!