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GMC Terrain Real World MPG

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  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    Hello Bernie...Please you know 38.8 is non-sense; 32.0 MPG is the absolute best MPG driving in ideal conditions at probably 55mph! I have averaged 28.0 MPG on road in florida running A/C @ 75 MPH "no hills" and cruise set. However around town 24.0 was about the best and not bad concidering conditions and weight of truck / SUV. Now tell everyone how you have maintained your GM since inception, how many miles on truck, any issues and how they were resolved by dealer Etc.
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    I think I will stay right here; and weed out the nonsense and threats to GM! I happen to own many GM vehicals including a new 2013 3.6 V6....Its a on line party and I'm having fun!
  • bwall2bwall2 Posts: 30
    This auto has oil changed every 3000-4000 miles. Tires rotated 7500 miles. Air pressure checked every month. Washed at least once a month. 29000 miles on vehicle. Dealer fixed some type of injector when it completely quit on the road - first vehicle that ever quit on me while driving. Some kind of noise in rear of vehicle that they have not figured out. Now there is some vibration when it first starts; quits after a few minutes.

    Anything else you would like to know? Received a call from GM yesterday; said they would like to check on the 38.8 mpg that dealer said it was doing. Nice lady but I am sure there is not much they can do with vehicle. We all know it will not do 30 mpg going downhill with a tailwind.
  • bwall2bwall2 Posts: 30
    Surprise - and I thought it was true! Of course it is not the case - and we are not all hills here. Why does my Toyota Camry get the sticker mileage after 99000 miles on it? And this is a terrain not a nox (assuming you mean equinox).
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    Beacuse the Camry is not geared or weight like your truck / SUV...You need to consult with a Red Hill or Q-town local that understands..The GMC dealer in Doylestown or Perkaise would be a good place to start..Or try the Smart Car Dealer if your looking for 40MPG...Do Not consult with the 2-Ton Truck Dealer for great MPG ! Please !!!
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    WOW...You sound like your doing all right stuff; incuding Washing the SUV! Great Job; You should most defintly be getting close to 40 MPG!!!
  • ctillery3ctillery3 Posts: 1
    edited July 2013
    i have driven a equinox and a terrain. when they post the mpg on the sticker, it is a guess assuming that if you are buying an economy car, you are going to drive economically. the issue with this is that people buy an economy car and expect to get good mpg with bad driving habits. in my equinox i could get up to 43 mpg when i was trying but i never got below 26 mpg, even driving through the mountains i could maintain at least 27 mpg. its not just the car that gets the mpg, its the driver too.
  • aray5aray5 Posts: 6
    Our Terrain was over $30,000. Idon't think it would fit the category of an "economy" car. Maybe your Nox is a 4-cylinder straight to be able to get that kind of mpg, because no one on here besides you has said ANYthing about getting over 40mpg. All we want to get is close to 30 mpgs...
  • I decided to downsize from my 04 Expedition when gas prices started going up. Little did I know that my Terrain wasn't going to do much better. I do not drive aggressively and am barely getting better mileage than I did in the Expedition. My EX was a 4X4 V-8, my Terrain, admittedly the V-6, but FWD. I AVERAGE 16.7 in town and 20.6 on the highway! I currently have 28,000 miles on it and in the past month, the mileage has dropped even more. Interestingly, it has also started having a TON of issues: gauges, Radio, liftgate, transmission, the list goes on and on. A coworker who has the same year, different model has had no issues, other than the gas mileage, his is better than mine, but he has the 4, and has over 60,000 on his!
  • Forgot to add that my T is the SLT-2, fully loaded... has had the oil changed/tires rotated every 6-7K miles, per my dealership recommendations, and has been well taken care of.
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    My 2013 Terrain 3.6 V6 is averaging 19mpg around town city driving and up to 26 mpg on road trips. Concidering the weight of SUV/Truck not bad MPG.

    I also owned a 2010 4cyl Equinox which averaged 22.5MPG up to 28MPG depending on my driving. However; you sacrifice the horse power for the MPG with the 4cyl. and not as smooth as the V6.

    The newer optional 3.6 V6 300HP is a smooth running engine and will really get up and fly if you like the power and aren't overly concerned with MPG.
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    If you are concerned about the internal lubrication for you engine; you should not be exceeding 5k for oil changes; which I believe GM reccomends.

    I have my oil & filter changed at dealer @ 3500 miles, First oil change @ 2000 miles due to breaking in new engine. The oil changes are cheap insurance in the event of driveline failure; my warranty is going to work for me.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,650
    The MPG appears to be better after the HVAC re-do on ours. I suspect the problem began after using auto-climate control for a while then shutting it off ( I believe although switched off if may have still been active). I might wonder if some with poor MPG might have the same situation without knowing it .
  • This may be old news, but I am forever trying to figure out a way to get some satisfaction out of "false advertising" on GMC's part on my 2011 Terrain. I just spoke with their Customer Service. I live in San Diego and get only around 17 (yes 17) city and if we are lucky 21 highway! The supervisor I spoke with told me the same robotic explanation as what is on here and probably everywhere else. I live in San Diego! I have no weather or road conditions to speak of! Give me a break. Then she had the gall to tell me it was my driving. I cannot believe it. Maybe time to see a lemon law attorney? I will NEVER buy another GM car again! Our next car will be a Prius or some electric or hybrid.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,650

    This may be old news, but I am forever trying to figure out a way to get some satisfaction out of "false advertising" on GMC's part on my 2011 Terrain. I just spoke with their Customer Service. I live in San Diego and get only around 17 (yes 17) city and if we are lucky 21 highway! The supervisor I spoke with told me the same robotic explanation as what is on here and probably everywhere else. I live in San Diego! I have no weather or road conditions to speak of! Give me a break. Then she had the gall to tell me it was my driving. I cannot believe it. Maybe time to see a lemon law attorney? I will NEVER buy another GM car again! Our next car will be a Prius or some electric or hybrid.

    Old news and new news, Not at all difficult to find those that have trouble getting sticker mileage on almost every vehicle, even the slight more realistic number in fine print at bottom of sticker. As with most of the M vehicles I've had its pretty easy to beat highway mileage on ours with a little effort.

    Do you have the 4cyl or 6cyl? FWD or AWD? Have and used auto-climate control?
  • lagrastalagrasta SoCalPosts: 1
    Wanted to like the Terrain so much so, purchased for the stated MPG to offset our 1998 Chevy Astro. Turns out, hardly any better. Instead of 26/32, it's 19/26. To top things off, it uses oil, about a quart every 1,000 miles, no lie.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,650
    lagrasta said:

    Wanted to like the Terrain so much so, purchased for the stated MPG to offset our 1998 Chevy Astro. Turns out, hardly any better. Instead of 26/32, it's 19/26. To top things off, it uses oil, about a quart every 1,000 miles, no lie.

    What year Terrain, bought new or used?

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