2011 GMC Terrain It Moves and Grooves With You>

You know how good you feel when you put together a stylish skirt and blouse combo and you’ve got the perfect accessories to complete the look? Well, that’s probably how the engineers at GMC felt when the 2011 Terrain started rolling out of the factory. This compact SUV provides the perfect blend snappy good looks, all-weather prowess, ample cargo space, plus an impressive list of standard equipment.

While the rest of the crossover market is embracing a curvy design language, the Terrain takes a bolder approach. It’s many unique creases and angles look as sharp as the most fashionable pleats, cuffs, and hemlines. The puffed-out square styling creates a tough appearance that reflects the mechanical technology — and outstanding factory warranty— that goes with the package.

Women love choices, and GMC offers two engine options for the 2011 Terrain: a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder; and a more muscular 3.0-liter V6. The four-cylinder produces 182 horsepower and is rated at 32 miles per gallon on the highway for the front-wheel-drive version. Choose the 3.0-liter and you’ll have 264 horsepower at your command, and you’ll still get respectable highway fuel economy at an EPA rated 25 MPG for the front-wheel-drive model.

With a name like Terrain, however, you can bet that four-wheel-drive is an available option. Unlike the stiff, truck-like ride of many of the smaller SUVs, the GMC Terrain provides a pleasantly comfortable ride with a quiet and cozy interior space to match. Standard features include a rear-vision camera, USB audio connectivity, and built-in Bluetooth technology. And the standard XM satellite radio will have you whistling your favorite tunes — whether you’re heading for happy hour, or just picking up kids after little league practice.

Behind the back row of seating, the Terrain gives you 31 cubic-feet of space to haul your precious cargo. But like a good friend whose always willing to help you with any heavy lifting, this compact GMC serves up a whopping 63.9 cubic-feet of storage room once you fold down the rear seats. So don’t be surprised if you’re elected to transport all the supplies for the next bachelorette party or beach bonfire.

Get where you’re going…safe and sound. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2011 GMC Terrain top scores of “Good” in frontal offset, side impact and rear crash protection tests, and named it a Top Safety Pick. With a starting price of about $24,500, the 2011 Terrain represents a solid value compared to the rest of its class. To get all the 4-1-1 on trim levels, color choices, pricing and optional equipment, click here and Her Highway will take you there.