Compare 2012 GMC Terrain vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 GMC Terrain
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door SLE-1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,282
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,560
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.6
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 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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 62.1
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 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
185.3 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.6 31.5
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.8 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 1.2 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Variable power assist Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
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 3777
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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LEA LEA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.4/147
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
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.88
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
GMC Terrain Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Multi link
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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