The GMC Terrain is a four door five passenger crossover that makes the most of its boxy design to pack as much precious cargo inside as possible and keep them entertained with a host of infotainment features.  The American truck builder offers the Terrain in four trims starting with the entry level SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1 and finally SLT-2 all of which are available in all wheel drive.

The base GMC Terrain SLE-1 is powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder that sends 182 HP and 172 lb-ft of torque to the 17 inch front wheels and gets an estimated 22 MPG around town and as much as 32 MPG on the highway, a little less with AWD.  While on the inside, items like a six speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 stereo, Bluetooth hands free connectivity and a rear view camera all come standard, starting at $25,480.  The $26,880 SLE-2 Terrain has a range of up to 600 miles and gets upgraded with a Pioneer premium eight speaker sound system, power adjustable drivers seat and leather wrapped steering wheel; while items like a power sunroof and 18 inch machined aluminum or chrome rims as well as 19 inch bling are available as options.

The GMC Terrain SLT-1 is powered by an E85 compatible 3.0 Liter V6 that makes 264 HP and 222 lb-ft of torque while returning an estimated 17 MPG in the city and up to 24 MPG when cruising the open road, however it is a little less with AWD.  The General also offers the SLT-1 with an optional power lift gate, starting at $28,430.  The $31,180 Terrain SLT-2 comes with a set of 18 inch chrome wheels and a power sunroof standard, while the optional audio system with navigation and rear entertainment consisting of a pair of flip up monitors will be begged for by kids everywhere.
 
Similar crossovers include the Ford Escape, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.
 
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