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Selected Style FWD 4-Door SLE-1
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Drivetrain

Trim

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
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,282
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,560
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.6 108.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.8
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 185.3 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.6 36.4
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 73.0
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.8 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 34.8
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QMU NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QMU NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3853 3360
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LEA NA
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.20
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Terrain Toyota RAV4
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
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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