Used 2011 GMC Terrain

$4,487 - $16,499
2011 GMC Terrain

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the GMC Terrain is unchanged other than improved voice recognition technology for OnStar.


  • Quiet and attractive cabin
  • sophisticated ride
  • top-notch safety scores
  • roomy backseat
  • plenty of standard and optional features
  • good fuel economy.


  • Cargo space could be more generous
  • compromised visibility
  • numb steering.

Used 2011 GMC Terrain for Sale

GMC Terrain 2011 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Merlot Jewel Metallic Brownstone leather118,130 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-2
Est.Loan: $205/mo
Shell Motors
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GMC Terrain 2011 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Onyx Black Brownstone leather92,888 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-2
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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GMC Terrain 2011 SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Carbon Black Metallic Jet Black cloth91,954 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Quicksilver Metallic Jet Black cloth100,922 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Clean CARFAX. Silver 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT Recent Oil Change. Clean Carfax! 32/22 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Schedule a test drive today! If you want it, Herson's Has IT! Reviews: * Quiet and attractive cabin; sophisticated ride; top-notch safety scores; roomy backseat; plenty of standard and optional features; good fuel economy. Source: Edmunds

Carbon Black Metallic Light Titanium leather203,367 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-2
Est.Loan: $105/mo
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Merlot Jewel Metallic Brownstone leather90,951 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-1
Est.Loan: $240/mo
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2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT 32/22 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick We are the fasted growing Buick GMC store in Northern Va! Please google our Customer Reviews to see why You'll Love It At Lindsay!!

109,279 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
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Olympic White 136,645 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $168/mo
Steel Blue Metallic 62,419 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Carbon Black Metallic Light Titanium leather118,262 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-2
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Merlot Jewel Metallic Jet Black cloth102,630 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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Merlot Jewel Metallic 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-1 AWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT AWD. Recent Arrival! 29/20 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Caspian Auto Motors of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle.. Reviews: * Quiet and attractive cabin; sophisticated ride; top-notch safety scores; roomy backseat; plenty of standard and optional features; good fuel economy. Source: Edmunds

Quicksilver Metallic Jet Black cloth0
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $177/mo
Kern Motor
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Olympic White Jet Black premium cloth126,878 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $165/mo
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Onyx Black Light Titanium premium cloth101,729 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $201/mo
Steel Blue Metallic Jet Black cloth100,172 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Mocha Steel Metallic Jet Black cloth42,533 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! This 2011 GMC Terrain FWD 4DR SLE-1 includes a top-notch stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, side air bag system, and airbag deactivation. It has a 2.4 liter 4 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $15,988. With a crash test rating of 4 out of 5 stars, everyone can feel secure. The exterior is a timeless mocha steel metallic. Want to learn more? Call today for more information. Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free

Mocha Steel Metallic Jet Black premium cloth78,029 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $261/mo
Buchanan Cadillac
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Carbon Black Metallic Jet Black leather102,699 miles
Used 2011GMC TerrainSLT-1
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Just like the similar Chevrolet Equinox, the 2011 GMC Terrain is a top choice for a compact crossover SUV

vehicle overview

Compact crossovers have quickly become the go-to choice for a family-friendly sport-utility that's cheaper, more fuel-efficient and better suited to tighter urban confines than bigger SUVs. At the same time, these crossovers have also tended to be a little noisier, less refined and not as appealing for long-distance family road trips. The 2011 GMC Terrain, on the other hand, is a small crossover SUV that manages to feel grown up and refined at the same time.

Like the Chevy Equinox with which it shares everything except exterior styling, the GMC Terrain finds the middle ground between compact and midsize crossover SUVs. While it offers nearly as much interior space as a midsize Ford Edge, its lighter weight means it can make do with its standard four-cylinder engine. We've discovered the Terrain is not quite as fuel-efficient with this engine as its segment-leading EPA estimates would indicate, but compared to the 2011 Ford Explorer and 2011 GMC Yukon, the four-cylinder Terrain is bound to save you some money. There's also a moderately powered V6 option for those who need a bit more grunt for carrying around growing children and their gear.

The Terrain's grown-up feel isn't just literal, however. Its designers went out of their way to make the cabin visually interesting in a segment where stark utility has generally reigned supreme. An abundance of acoustic insulation and an innovative noise-canceling system (yep, like those fancy Bose headphones) make the cabin noticeably quieter than its competitors, while the Terrain's ride and seating is comfortable and more indicative of a bigger SUV.

Overall, we're quite fond of the 2011 GMC Terrain, though you'll want to take a look at other top models as well. The 2011 Honda CR-V and 2011 Toyota RAV4 are more agile and offer better cargo capacity, plus the small sport-utes afford better visibility from the driver seat than the somewhat claustrophobic Terrain. The 2011 Kia Sorento can't match the Terrain's roomy backseat, but it does offer better value and a sportier drive. Each one of these models is a great pick, but the GMC Terrain stands tall, especially if you're stepping down from a bigger, more grown-up SUV.

trim levels & features

The 2011 GMC Terrain is a midsize crossover SUV available in SLE 1, SLE 2, SLT 1 and SLT 2 trim levels.

Standard equipment on the SLE 1 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, tinted windows, heated mirrors, cruise control, a backseat with sliding and reclining features, six-way adjustable driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB interface and satellite radio.

The SLE 2 adds roof rails, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system. The Convenience package adds heated front seats and remote engine start.

The SLT 1 adds the Convenience package items plus 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery. The SLT 2 gets rear parking sensors, a power tailgate (with adjustable maximum height), chrome exterior trim, driver memory functions and a sunroof.

Some of the upper trim's extra features are available as options on the lower trims. Depending on trim, you can also select 19-inch chrome-clad wheels, a voice-controlled navigation system (with digital music storage) and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.

performance & mpg

Every GMC Terrain comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder producing 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The Terrain also comes standard with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional across the board.

In performance testing, a front-drive, four-cylinder Terrain went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds -- on the slow end for the class. Estimated fuel economy stands at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 20/29/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. These numbers are impressive, but after extensive testing, we have failed to see such thriftiness from the four-cylinder Terrain -- especially on the highway.

Optional for the GMC Terrain SLE 2 and SLT 1 is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. In performance testing, an all-wheel-drive Terrain with this engine went from a standstill to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is also on the slow side. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/25mpg highway and 20 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 17/24/20 with all-wheel drive.


Every 2011 GMC Terrain comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and OnStar. Rear parking sensors are optional. In Edmunds brake testing, a four-cylinder Terrain came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet. A heavier V6 model did the same task in 127 feet. Both results are about average for the segment.

In government crash tests, the Terrain's Chevy Equinox twin received a perfect five stars in all front and side crash categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the Equinox and Terrain the best possible rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.


The Terrain's base four-cylinder engine should provide enough acceleration for most buyers, as compact SUVs are hardly known for thrilling performance. Its fuel economy isn't quite as stellar as its EPA numbers would suggest, but the Terrain remains one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the road. If you frequently haul around a lot of people or cargo, the optional V6 should provide the needed grunt.

On the move, the 2011 GMC Terrain is impressively quiet and boasts a comfortable ride indicative of a much bigger, more expensive SUV. However, we'd suggest sticking with the 17- or 18-inch wheels, as the larger 19s noticeably degrade the ride quality. The Terrain's capabilities when it comes to handing won't have you thinking sports car but certainly will make you think of a car, and despite the numb steering, the vehicle's overall competence will please most drivers.


The GMC Terrain's cabin is remarkably stylish, particularly by the standards of this typically utilitarian segment. The slick-looking dashboard design is quite modern and the Terrain's high-tech navigation and entertainment options only heighten its appeal. However, many of the buttons are flush-mounted and tightly grouped, meaning they can be difficult to decipher at a glance.

In terms of accommodations, the Terrain (and its Equinox sibling) boasts the most welcoming backseat in the class thanks to a rear bench that both reclines and slides. This makes it perfect for the legs of big kids and the car seats of little kids. Unfortunately, when the backseat is in its most rearward position, cargo capacity shrinks to among the least in the class. Rob the kids of some legroom, though, and you should be able to fit in all their stuff despite a rather narrow compartment. Maximum cargo capacity stands at 63.7 cubic feet, which is about 6 cubes shy of the more utilitarian Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

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Features & Specs

SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat4/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.1%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 GMC Terrain


Consumer Rating

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Leased this vehicle in 4 cylinder, was promised 26/32 mpg city/highway. A BLATANT LIE FROM GMC! Veh gets 14-16 in town and can't get over 21 on the highway. GMC was contacted and set up a service check at the dealer. They came up with every phony excuse you could think of. Too much weight in the veh (which is empty) to the mileage gauge must be reset every time ( even though the On-Star app says the lifetiMe average mileage of both city/highway is 17). Avoid this car at all expense, it has no power and the mileage SUCKS. GMC will try to blame you for the crummy mileage if you complain. Searching for a lawyer to take on the big GMC Corp. Buy American, but not this American vehicle.
Save a life and stay away from GMC Terrains
Must be one of the most dangerous cars on the road. It WILL stall and leave you stranded on highway, intersection, or a parking lot. And you won't be able to get it restarted. It mysteriously loses oil and will require expensive repairs to get it started again with no guarantee the stalling will stop. You get no warning. GMC won't acknowledge the problem even though service departments have the replace parts packaged and ready as though they know the engine should be recalled. Will be donating the car to the local fire department to do car burning training rather than reselling. I couldn't sleep knowing I sold the car to someone who could die in it.
Not what GMC promises
Talk about false advertising, the actual gas mileage is no where near the EPA. At 60k miles, the timing chain needed replaced, a loud rattling noise continued and the on board diagnostic light keeps turning off and on. Recently the car started to lose oil - 3 quarts - about 3,000 miles after the last oil change. Also, the car has been hesitating and then stalling while in drive, very dangerous! One of the mechanics told us the timing chain was a constant problem...why no recall? Also, there have been 3 recalls in the past 4 years. This is the 4th GMC vehicle we've owned and it will definitely be the last. We should have quit buying GMC after the first one....!
Used 2011 GMC Terrain Overview

The Used 2011 GMC Terrain is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 GMC Terrain?

Save up to $300 on one of 36 Used 2011 GMC Terrain for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,487 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 GMC Terrain trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-1 is priced between $8,991 and $15,988 with odometer readings between 0 and 102630 miles.
  • The Used 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2 is priced between $4,487 and $15,517 with odometer readings between 54492 and 226217 miles.
  • The Used 2011 GMC Terrain SLT-2 is priced between $5,595 and $16,499 with odometer readings between 0 and 203367 miles.
  • The Used 2011 GMC Terrain SLT-1 is priced between $11,992 and $14,480 with odometer readings between 67714 and 102699 miles.

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