Used 2012 GMC Terrain

$10,644 - $17,488
2012 GMC Terrain

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the GMC Terrain gets a standard touchscreen audio interface that can be paired through Bluetooth audio streaming to Internet-based services like Pandora and Stitcher (late availability). Lane departure warning and forward collision alert are also now available as options.


  • Quiet and attractive cabin
  • sophisticated ride
  • strong crash test scores
  • roomy backseat
  • plenty of standard and optional features
  • good fuel economy.


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

Used 2012 GMC Terrain for Sale

GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) 129,698 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $168/mo
GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Onyx Black Jet Black cloth32,109 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Quicksilver Metallic Jet Black cloth104,696 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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"Quicksilver Metallic 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC VVT Automatic Transmission

Gold Mist Metallic Jet Black premium cloth91,375 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Onyx Black Jet Black premium cloth69,508 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Gold Mist Metallic Jet Black cloth135,268 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
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Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Mocha Steel Metallic Jet Black premium cloth92,316 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Aluminum Wheels, All Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera.KEY FEATURES INCLUDEAll Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input.OUR OFFERINGSPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//

Quicksilver Metallic Jet Black leather109,251 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLT-2
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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Steel Blue Metallic Jet Black cloth60,717 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Mocha Steel Metallic Jet Black cloth56,210 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Merlot Jewel Metallic Light Titanium premium cloth81,119 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Carbon Black Metallic Jet Black leather67,339 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLT-2
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Steel Blue Metallic Jet Black premium cloth79,922 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Mocha Steel Metallic Brownstone leather117,218 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLT-1
Est.Loan: $174/mo
Best Motors(4)
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Carbon Black Metallic Jet Black premium cloth94,613 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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**WE FINANCE** SLE-2 / ALL WHEEL DRIVE / SUNROOF/ HEATED SEATS / REARVIEW CAMERA / PIONEER SOUND SYSTEM/ BLUETOOTH/ SATELLITE RADIO/ PREMIUM WHEELS WITH 4 GOOD TIRES AND ALL OTHER POWER OPTIONS****FREE DELIVERY FOR UP TO 500 MILE RADIUS $0.40-$0.60per mile after 500-mile radius. Ask your salesperson for up to additional 6years or 100k miles extended warranty for under $2000 on qualified vehicles. � $199 for ceiling DVD or $799 for dual headrestDVD�s on qualified vehicles. We reserve the rights to end this listing or anyother listings at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for saleand sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: allvehicles sold are subject to $695.00 dealer processing fee. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state county city taxes and feesas well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will beregistered. SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASHCERTIFIED FUNDS MONEY ORDER AND EFT's. TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAYVARY. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ONEQUIPMENT VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY due to previous accident(s). Customersmust confirm all the options with the manufacturer and the remaining warrantywith the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. We print Carfax historyon the same day that we buy the vehicle from different sources AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for any changes to Carfax history in the futurePlease print your own most updated Carfax history from**

Olympic White Jet Black cloth52,384 miles
Used 2012GMC TerrainSLE-1
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot we have a WONDERFUL 2012 GMC Terrain SLE! This Terrain SLE is white, sitting on alloy wheels with good tread left on the tires, tinted windows for privacy, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black cloth interior! Powered by an efficient 2.4L 4 cylinder motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 34 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, and that's only to list a few! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, built in auxiliary cord hook up, and is even satellite radio ready! With so many great features, and so many more to still see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this great! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this AMAZING, 2012 GMC Terrain SLE!

Edmunds' Expert Review

Just like the similar Chevrolet Equinox, the 2012 GMC Terrain is a top choice for a compact crossover SUV.

vehicle overview

While it's rare to hear words like "stylish" and "sophisticated" used to describe a compact crossover, they're a fitting characterization of the 2012 GMC Terrain. Underneath its squared-off bodywork, the Terrain is nearly identical to the Chevrolet Equinox right down to the four-cylinder and V6 engines under the hood. Size-wise, the pair splits the difference between the compact and midsize crossover categories, a fact that makes them more fuel-efficient choices without sacrificing much of the practicality of traditional SUVs.

For 2012 the Terrain gets a few small but significant changes, including E85 flex-fuel capability on its 2.4-liter four-cylinder. More important to most buyers are the high-tech standard feature upgrades in the passenger cabin, including a touchscreen audio interface that also integrates the standard rearview camera display. A new Bluetooth system called Intellilink, which arrives late in the model year, makes it possible to control smartphones with voice commands and stream audio content from online sources such as Pandora and Stitcher radio.

What don't change are things like a refined ride and handsomely styled interior that's also whisper-quiet thanks to the generous use of acoustic insulation and a high-tech noise-canceling system. The cabin also earns high marks for passenger comfort, with nearly as much room as some midsize crossover SUVs like the Ford Edge.

The 2012 GMC Terrain has a lot going for it, but the same can be said for a few of its competitors in the compact crossover segment. Specifically, we'd recommend driving it back-to-back with rivals like the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4, all of which offer more agile handling, better visibility and more cargo capacity. On the other hand, they feel a little less substantial and well-suited to a road trip than the Terrain. Add in its bold, trucklike looks and high level of refinement, and this "little" GMC is well worth considering, especially for those downsizing from a bigger SUV.

trim levels & features

The 2012 GMC Terrain is a midsize crossover SUV available in SLE and SLT trim levels, each of which is subdivided into two different models.

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

The SLE-2 adds roof rails, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, Bluetooth and a premium eight-speaker Pioneer audio system. The available Convenience package adds heated front seats and remote ignition.

Move up to the SLT-1 and you get those Convenience package items plus perforated leather upholstery. The SLT-2 takes things a step further with 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate (with adjustable maximum height), chrome exterior trim, driver seat memory functions and a sunroof (optional separately on the SLE-2 and SLT-1).

Options vary by trim level and include a 3.0-liter V6, 19-inch chrome-clad wheels, a trailer towing package, a voice-controlled navigation system (with digital music storage) and a dual-screen rear video entertainment system. A lane departure warning and forward collision alert system is also available on SLT-2 models.

performance & mpg

Every 2012 GMC Terrain comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity with this powertrain is 1,500 pounds.

In performance testing, a front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder Terrain went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds -- on the slow end for the class. EPA 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 failed to see such thriftiness from the four-cylinder Terrain -- especially on the highway.

Optional on SLE-2 and SLT models is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are also standard, while all-wheel drive is an option. With this engine, towing capacity jumps to a respectable 3,500 pounds.

In performance testing, a V6-powered all-wheel-drive Terrain 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/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 17/24/20 with all-wheel drive.


The 2012 GMC Terrain comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and OnStar. 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 good for the segment.

In government crash tests, the Terrain earned an overall score of four stars (out of five), along with four stars in frontal impacts and five stars in side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Terrain its best possible rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.


The 2012 GMC Terrain's standard four-cylinder engine should suit most buyers' needs nicely. Even though the real-world fuel economy numbers don't measure up to the official EPA estimates, this is still one of the most fuel-efficient crossover SUVs out there. Just the same, the V6 is probably a wiser choice for drivers who regularly haul around a full load of people, cargo and/or a trailer.

One of the most noticeable qualities of the driving experience is how hushed the cabin is, giving the interior an upscale feel. The ride quality is also quite comfortable, with a substantial feel reminiscent of a bigger SUV, though be aware that bigger wheels make things rougher. Handling is unremarkable and the steering feels a bit numb. In other words, the Terrain is not the most responsive or agile compact crossover but it does manage to feel solid and competent on the road.


For a brand that touts its hard-working truck roots, GMC designers have done a remarkable job of giving the Terrain a decidedly classy interior. The style is sleek and modern, and that look is complemented by a number of high-tech standard features including the now-standard 7-inch touchscreen audio interface and rearview camera display. Unfortunately the dash's abundance of tightly grouped buttons can be hard to sort out with a quick glance.

The passenger cabin gets high marks in the comfort category, especially in back where the rear seat both slides and reclines. Families with growing kids will appreciate the extra legroom and comfort it provides. There's a trade-off here, though, as cargo room shrinks dramatically when you slide the seat all the way back. Setting that seat in the middle of its track is a good compromise, with enough legroom for kids and a family vacation's worth of stuff. However, the Terrain can't quite match more utilitarian rivals like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 for maximum space. Fold the GMC's rear seatbacks down and you get 63.7 cubic feet of cargo room, which is decent, but about 9 cubic feet less than you'll find in those rival crossovers.

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Features & Specs

SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLT-2 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

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Consumer Rating

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After reading numerous complaints it is totally insane that GM is not backing THEIR product!! I have a 2012 GMC Terrain, 4 cylinder. I am also experiencing a lot of what others have written on here. I am going through oil like crazy and my favorite part is the "dummy" light is not even coming on to tell me. I am checking my oil weekly and having oil changes every 2,500 miles with Penzoil Full Synthetic. The only code that has ever appeared is the cam shaft sensor, which I replaced, but I still continue to have oil consumption issues. It is ridiculous that GM will not investigate this issue after numerous complaints. I also experience the shifting issues (jerking when taking off from a stop). This car is total garbage and I will continue to just put oil into it and I refuse to replace an engine on a car that is 3 years old that I have documentation that I have properly maintained. COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL THIS PIECE OF JUNK IS PAID OFF!!!!
Terrain Problems
I bought my new terrain in May 2012 after just having it a short time the navigation screen would go very dim and then bright. I took it to dealership more than once, they did not know why or how to fix it after trying several times. I contacted GMC corporate about the problem. It is still not fixed. I stopped taking it to dealership because if they can't fix it why take it in. Now I have another problem. My ck engine light coming on. Took it to dealership, it is a random misfire, they don't know why or how to fix it. It's in there for 2nd time in one wk I now have the gen mgr involved- I refuse to get stuck with a lemon. I have a loaner vehicle I just trade the terrain in for new chevy. I had nothing but problems with the terrain almost since day one. It would constantly jerk when it shifted gears, was very loud when running- manifold problems and gas fumes were coming into vehicle so bad that windows had to be opened. I do not recommend anyone buy this vehicle. It's looks nice but that's about it.
I Love It!!!
Have always liked the Terrain look, ordered 2012 New in 2011, received on time, dealership very honest on pricing and reviewing options on vehicle before delivering. Courtesy Chevrolet -Kingsport, TN. AWD- 4 cyl. Like sound of engine and the shifting. Years ago you got this effect with a pure STICK. Has a manual option, comes in handy on downgrades and when coming to a stop. AWD handles good on curvy roads. On trip to N.Y. got 26.8, which is good. Used ECO all the time. Steering is very good once you adapt to the electric format. Very steady on highway, does not wander. Room:Well I am able to haul the same stuff I use to haul with my Trail Blazer, but with better MPG- way better::
Used 2012 GMC Terrain Overview

The Used 2012 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), SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 GMC Terrain?

Save up to $300 on one of 35 Used 2012 GMC Terrain for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,990 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 GMC Terrain trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 is priced between $7,990 and $18,998 with odometer readings between 0 and 135268 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2 is priced between $10,644 and $15,998 with odometer readings between 69508 and 111326 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-1 is priced between $9,290 and $16,846 with odometer readings between 19675 and 117218 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-2 is priced between $11,766 and $17,488 with odometer readings between 65488 and 109251 miles.

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