Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2011 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester muddy mashup review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Subaru Forester
2.5XT turbo both cost about 30K , both
can seat five people and both can go off-road with their very capable all
wheel drive set up. But which one of these two competing new crossover's is
the better buy? That's the question we try to answer in this off-road
2015 GMC Yukon Review
The world has changed a lot since the 90s. Gas costs about three-and-a-half
times as much as it did in 1999, and automakers are scrambling to create
efficient vehicles. But full-size SUVs are still big business, and GM
pretty much owns the market segment with its Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
Their new this year, and a lot has changed.
So how do the new versions stack up against the previous best-sellers, and
how do they adjust to the realities of 2014?
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2011 GMC Terrain Test Drive & Car Review
Is the GMC Terrain radically stylish or just plain ugly? Find out about
this quirky crossover vehicle ... Another honest review from an average
New GMC Terrain 2010 Ride and Drive
After a decade of ruling the road, the popularity and sales of SUVs have
dramatically declined over recent years. Yet according to some industry
experts, the SUV is here to stay. They believe consumers still want the
roominess, safety and command view of the road that has become synonymous
with utility vehicles but with the fuel efficiency of a smaller car. To
meet this demand, traditional truck manufacturers, like GMC, are banking on
versions with smaller, more powerful engines to be the heart of the market.
In fact, they've just introduced the new four-cylinder 2010 Terrain. The
Terrain will get 32 mpg with the same interior utility and ride height of a
GMC Terrain Review - Small SUV with Full Size Comfort
Alex gets lost in the woods but finds a GMC Terrain in the process. GMC
has been building some of the toughest Trucks and SUV's in the market for
the longest time. They enter the crossover market with the Terrain, a
comfortable and stylish utility vehicle.
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2015 GMC Terrain - TEST DRIVE / VIDEO REVIEW
This is a full video review and walkthrough of the new 2015 GMC Terrain.
-The Terrain is GMC’s compact SUV offering.
-Versatile seating, excellent cargo space, exceptional efficiency, and bold
truck-like styling all contribute to Terrain’s unique personality.
-The Terrain features imposing styling and the sheet metal is stamped with
an aggressive boxed off look, giving it incredible presence.
For 2015 the Terrain’s colors include:
-Crystal Red Tint coat, Carbon Black Metallic, Summit White, Cypress Green
Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Iridium
Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Onyx Black.
There are 3 different color schemes for the interior including:
-Jet Black, Light Titanium and Brownstone
-Terrain has made a big impact on the small SUV market; it holds several
awards including “Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality” by
J.D. Power and Associates.
-Although the terrain features bold boxed-off fenders and confident
styling, It actually has a low drag coefficiency, which increases
-It also aids the Terrain to be a quieter ride, with less turbulence. The
vehicle has been designed with acoustic noise suppression in mind. Triple
sealed doors and acoustic laminated glass provide for a serene and
-Terrain also provides a smooth ride, thanks to the buttery 6 Speed
-This transmission features tap shift, letting you control the gears.
-The GMC Terrain is available with either an efficient FWD or an
intelligent AWD drivetrain, AWD is nice because it adapts to changing road
conditions through every season.
Terrains excellent efficiency means you can stop to enjoy life, rather than
stopping to fill up. You can get 600 miles with one tank with the:
2.4L Ecotec engine and
There’s even an ECO mode for better city driving efficiency
32MPG Highway and up to 1500 lbs. towing capacity means this engine offers
a total package.
A 3.6L V6 is available for those who want impressive power.
301 hp 272 lb-ft of torque take the Terrain from
0-60 in 6.7 seconds (passing on highway)
and also give you up to 3500 lbs towing capacity
Automatic Engine Grade Braking uses the engine and transmission to slow
Terrain on long downhill runs to provide you with better control.
It also features Trailer Sway Control
-The Electronic Steering system helps terrain to perform and steer like a
sedan, with an impressive 40ft-turning radius.
-It’s easy for anyone to own too with a low step in height, and low lift
over height to place items in the rear cargo area.
-The terrain is incredibly comfortable to travel in; it provides great
space and legroom for all passengers.
-What other vehicle has 39.9” of legroom in the 2nd row?
-Multiflex Sliding Rear Seats (39.9” leg room, most?) slides nearly 8”
-The generous space the Terrain provides is key to its utility, and
-The optional programmable lift gate makes it even easier to access the
31.6 cubic feet behind the 2nd row, and there’s an awesome 63.9 cubic
feet with 2nd row folded flat
-And there are roof rails for even more utility.
-There’s storage throughout the vehicle, and plenty of cup holders as
-The laptop sized center console is very deep and provides tons of storage.
Inside the inviting cabin. You’ll embrace the leather wrapped steering
wheel with convenient controls and tilt/telescope functionality.
-The Driver Information Center keeps any important data front and center.
The instrument panel features simple to operate controls
With large knobs for automatic climate controls
The Color Touch Radio w/7” touch screen (high resolution) is customizable
Can connect your devices with Bluetooth, USB or auxiliary
Intellilink is GMC’s infotainment system, provides smartphone
integration, Pandora and Stitcher Streaming Audio System
Sirius XM (3 moths trial)
OnStar 4G LTE (3month/3gb trial)
Pioneer premium 8 speaker audio system
4 Power Outlets
Heated power exterior mirrors keep your Terrain toasty for winter, while
the Heated 8 way power seats can take care of you.
You can enjoy the large sunroof in the summer
And up to 19” rims can help you have style year round.
There’s also an available rear seat entertainment system with inputs for
video game consoles
IIHS “Top Safety Pick+ Rating”
Terrain features a Reinforced Steel Safety Cage
Dual Stage Front Airbags, Head Curtain Side Impact Airbags, Side Impact
Rear View Camera Standard
And the safety and comfort of OnStar free for 6 months
(the available) Safety Package upgrades you with:
Forward collision alert
Lane departure warning
Rear park assist
There’s lots of Accessories to make Terrain your own, liken exterior
chrome package to add an upscale appearance. If you want to go to a full
luxury upgrade, click the link at the end of this video to see what’s
different in the Terrain Denali trim.