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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $23,275 $24,500
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $24,937 $26,250
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $24,985 $26,300
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $26,647 $28,050
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $26,695 $28,100
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,357 $29,850
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $28,405 $29,900
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $30,067 $31,650
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,275
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,500
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$383 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 GMC Terrain looks bold and edgy on the outside, but it’s a softy inside, with a comfortable, refined cabin and excellent fuel economy. If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 51.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.8 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.6 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.9 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.78 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.0
Steering Type Variable power assist Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QMU QMU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code QMU QMU
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3853 3786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System SIDI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LAF LAF
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 182 @ 6700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.87
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Terrain Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut-type Independent Strut-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing arm Independent Trailing arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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