Used 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 GMC Terrain
2012 GMC Terrain

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2012 GMC Terrain for Sale

GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
117,181 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-2
Capital Auto Sales
8.1 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
107,556 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-2
H&h Used Cars
13.5 mi away
List$12,950
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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Dealer Notes
Locally Owned and Serviced AWD SUV Fully Loaded H & H Used Cars is a family owned business with roots dating back to the 1950's. All of our vehicles are Va inspected, serviced, cleaned and emission tested. Most of our business is word of mouth and repeat business. That speaks volumes to our character and quality of our vehicles. We were voted best used car dealer in Loudoun County last year. Our Processing Fee is $100.00 for Va residents. For more information visit us on the web at www.hhusedcars.com
GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
55,389 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-1
(4)
Rosenthal Acura
16.9 mi away
List$16,988
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 GMC Terrain SLT, Options include; Leather, Power Windows, Power Locks, AC, Cruise Control & much more!! Extended Warranties Available!! CALL OR EMAIL US TODAY!View our entire inventory online at www.RosenthalAcura.com.At Rosenthal Acura of Gaithersburg, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. We serve Maryland, DC, Virginia and southern PA. For your next used or new car or truck, visit us at www.RosenthalAcura.com! The Pre-Owned Department at Rosenthal Acura is comitted to outstanding customer service throughout the entire sales process. We offer some of the best quality Pre-Owned vehicles in the country.
GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
69,899 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-2
(15)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$13,981
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
2013 GMC Terrain SLE-2 with only 69,000 miles! Quicksilver Metallic over Jet Black Leather Interior. Options Include: Automatic Transmission with, SLE-2 Package, Back Up Camera, Heated Front Seats, Power Driver Seat, Roof Rails, Bluetooth, AUXUSB Inputs, Satellite Radio and much more. This Truck is in great shape with a Clean CarFAX. The car has been inspected by our Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. An Extended Warranty is available for this car. Call Today for an Appointment.
GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
77,016 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-1
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$9,981
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
104,809 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-1
(1)
Koons of Silver Spring Mazda
29.1 mi away
List$11,056
Est.Loan: $207/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
95,464 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-2
Hagerstown Honda
40.1 mi away
List$13,443
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
97,987 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-1
Younger Mitsubishi
41 mi away
List$13,000
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
102,557 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-2
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
List$11,423
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
49,472 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-1
(1)
Fitzgerald Cadillac
51.3 mi away
List$14,685
Est.Loan: $274/mo
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Dealer Notes
"This vehicle has passed our Fitzway 138 point inspection and is Maryland State Inspected.Odometer is 29912 miles below market average! 22/32 City/Highway MPG 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 . Call or e-mail today for details!Awards: * JD Power Dependability Study * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick"
GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
103,040 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-1
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$11,896
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
53,258 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-2
Thornton Automotive Manchester
80.8 mi away
List$16,900
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
108,777 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-2
(9)
Steven Kia
88.2 mi away
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
74,940 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-1
AutoOne
94.4 mi away
List$13,498
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
73,496 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLT-2
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC
95.3 mi away
List$15,877
Est.Loan: $289/mo
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
71,669 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-1
Guy's Buick GMC
27.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
118,224 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-2
(2)
Malloy Hyundai
29.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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GMC Terrain 2012 SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
68,991 miles
Used 2012
GMC Terrain
SLE-2
JBA Mitsubishi
47.4 mi away
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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.

2012 GMC Terrain configurations

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.

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.

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.

Safety

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.

Driving

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.

Interior

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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 GMC Terrain.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

BEWARE!!! STAY CLEAR OF THIS VEHICLE!!
Gina Lehigh,09/21/2015
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
shirleyl,12/28/2013
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!!!
ewag41,12/30/2011
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::
Four cylinder engine
hydiesel,10/06/2014
I have owned two four cylinders. 2010 30,000 miles engine replaced using excessive oil. 2012 at 32000 miles engine rebuilt (was told they didn't replace them any more ) I don't think GM knows how to build a good four cylinder. I am driving a gas guzzling V6, hope it can go past the dreaded 30,000 mile mark. The V6 has passed the 40000 mile mark with no problems, as long as I keep gas in the tank. Lesson learned, I will never buy another four cylinder from GM.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 GMC Terrain Overview

The Used 2012 GMC Terrain is offered in the following submodels: Terrain SUV. 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 $695 on one of 16 Used 2012 GMC Terrain for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,981 as of11/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 GMC Terrain trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-1 is priced between $11,056 and$16,988 with odometer readings between 55389 and104809 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-2 is priced between $9,995 and$15,877 with odometer readings between 73496 and117181 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 is priced between $9,981 and$14,685 with odometer readings between 49472 and77016 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2 is priced between $11,423 and$16,900 with odometer readings between 53258 and102557 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 GMC Terrain?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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