Last post on Aug 10, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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GMC, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#45 of 75 2013 Terrain new 3.6 rated @ 310 hourse 24.5mpg
Jun 30, 2013 (5:14 am)
To help clear up some of the MPG questions and concerns. I owned a 2010 4cyl Nox that was pretty consistant getting 27 mpg on road trips and 23.5 Est MPG running around town im in sales and drive all over Florioda during week.
I could pick up anther 1-1.5 MPG when not running A/C which is a not often in Florioda. Not a bad chevy suv for the value; I had a good experience with this 2010 4 cyl NOX and GM resolved any and all warranty issues since purchased new in Oct 2009.
Last week 06.28.13 I purchased a New 2013 Terrain with the new optional 3.6 310 horse 6 speed drive line. I'm very impressed with the power after comming out of the 4cyl Nox...so far Im getting aroung 23.0 around town and up to 25.8 on one road trip; overall pretty satisfied so far with the MPG I'm tracking with this awesome New 3.6 V6 GMC....Depending on where you live and how aggresivly you drive the MPG is going to vary...If you live in in the mountains of PA you are not ever going to get the MPG I could get in Florida in the winter months with a/c off and windows open. Like some feed back from NEW GM 3.6 V6 Owners
#46 of 75 Re: Gas Mileage [safety9285]
Jul 13, 2013 (4:31 pm)
I disagree; I was getting an average of 24mpg around town with my 2010 4cyl Nox and always around 27-28 on road trips running A/C. I recently traded for the 2013 GMC Terrain with new 310 HP 3.6 V6 and this is harder on fuel. Getting about 20-22 around town; have not been on a road trip to advise of MPG and only have 2000 miles on engine. The power and handling for the 3.6 V6 Terrain is GREAT.
#47 of 75 Terrain update
Jul 13, 2013 (5:49 pm)
I finally got 27mpg - twice....once on a vacation (600+ miles each way), and once on my way to the dealership to get an Auto body paint treatment (what are the chances of that happening???). Other than those times, I am still averaging avout 23-24mpg.
#48 of 75 Re: Terrain update [aray5]
Jul 13, 2013 (5:59 pm)
Too bad - according to the dealer, Star Buick/GMC, Quakertown, PA - I get 38.8 mpg. Yes, 38.8 mpg. Of course we do not know where the gas is going since according to my records, we get around 22/23 and on a 2000 mile trip, averaged 27.8 - a far cry from the 32 mpg on the sticker.
Of course when it was tested, GM must have provided a very good auto to achieve 32 mpg.
We are still looking for where our gas is going....
#49 of 75 Terrain troubles
Jul 14, 2013 (4:07 am)
We have always kept our vehicles for 9-10 years, and I've always been fine with that. BUT I am DEFINITELY going to push for four and GONE with this one! My next vehicle will probably have a "made anywhere BUT in the USA" on its sticker!
#50 of 75 Re: Terrain troubles [aray5]
Jul 14, 2013 (4:30 am)
I agree - don't think I can wait even 4 years to make this one go away! And there will be NO more GM autos - after 44 years of owning at least one!
#51 of 75 Re: Terrain Fuel consumption 22-28 MPG Most Likely
Jul 14, 2013 (5:18 am)
You are not getting close to 38 MPG with a you 4Cyl ; I find it strange that the Quakertown dealer would even make this statement. I know the Quakertown, Allentown and Doylestown area well "lots" of hills, heavy traffic and you should be glad to get 22 mpg "Average" MPG in any of these conditions were you drive. I'm getting 20-21 "average" MPG around town in Florida running AC in a 3.6 V6 Terrain being easy / conservitive on fuel around town. Bottom line; its a small truck and taking everything into concideration the MPG is not all that bad. If your looking for 40 MPG buy a SMART Car not a mid size truck!
#52 of 75 Re: Terrain MPG update - 23-28 MPG Average
Jul 14, 2013 (5:32 am)
Yes 23-28 MPG is about right for the 4cyl Nox / Terrain average city/ Hwy fuel mileage. I consistantly got this MPG average with my 2010 4Cyl Nox last 42 months. I felt this MPG was fairly good when I looked around at other mid size "trucks & SUV" ratings that are available.
#53 of 75 Terrain 2013 V6 or 4Cyl / Vehical Issues & Concerns
Jul 15, 2013 (4:36 pm)
I agree...I also wonder why owners / unhappy buyers would come here to vent and trash talk; I would be taking my serious issues directly to vehical dealer / manufacture. However, I enjoy the vehical feedback and owner concerns many other owners express on Emounds.
Just purchased my 2nd GM SUV 2013 Terrain 3.6 V6. Would appreciate any feedback from 2013 GM owners; will be posting my 2013 3.6 V6 experiences forging forward.
#54 of 75 Milage
Jul 18, 2013 (8:37 am)
Ours had not been getting expected MPG lately and had me wondering.
I had also noticed some UN-expected temperature changes in HVAC system .
I was a little suspect and thought the A/C system was being used when it shouldn't have been (auto-climate off/A/C off/recirc off/defrost off/last setting off.)
on a trip one weekend I decided to test with everything A/C related off. Set the cruise to 56MPH on a flat road and reset D.I.C. display. After 80 miles or so aver MPG was 24.5.
On a similar trip the following weekend (pretty much same weather/driving conditions) I attempted to shut HVAC system off completely (pushed fan button to shut it down) and aver MPG jumped to 27.3 .
Took it in to dealer to check and they found no codes or bulletins (somehow it appears they missed PI-0666 which talks about UN-expected temperature changes ). They did however redo the HVAC programming and I think its better (but hard to tell in heat wave we are having that really requires A/C usage).