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Old 01-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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GMC Terrain - would you ??

Looking at a Terrain 2012 to buy as a toad. I know it is 4 down towable. If you had about 25,000 to spend, would this make a decent toad?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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Yes, great vehicle to use as a TOAD!
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:51 AM   #3
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We have a 2013 Equinox , Chevy twin to the GMC Terrain, and love it as a toad. Very comfortable for 4 adults and yet not too large or heavy.
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Very glad to see this thread. Been seriously considering the Terrain. A whole lotta vehicle for about the same $ as a Wrangler, which is the other contender. Been thinking I will just not be off road enough to warrant the Jeep. While the Terrain won't take me off road, it looks like it will make our toad time more comfortable. Sure - two different animals - but I think this may be the animal for us.
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IMO, I think the reason for the wrangler as a toad, is for the light weight. Unless you're an avid off roader, I think there are other TOADs out there that rival the wrangler. I do know that many outperform the wrangler in comfort, and sometimes that is sacrificed for weight.
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IMO, I think the reason for the wrangler as a toad, is for the light weight. Unless you're an avid off roader, I think there are other TOADs out there that rival the wrangler. I do know that many outperform the wrangler in comfort, and sometimes that is sacrificed for weight.
I thought I read in FMCA Annual Tow Guide that the weights were fairly close? 3 or 400 lbs difference plus Terrain on top with milage economy too.

I need to check that again.
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I thought I read in FMCA Annual Tow Guide that the weights were fairly close? 3 or 400 lbs difference plus Terrain on top with milage economy too.

I need to check that again.
Will need to go to GMC and Jeep sites to confirm this 2014 FMCA Toad Guide has approximate Curb Weights

AWD Terrain 4,020 2 WD 3,853
Wrangler 3,760
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We use our 2010 Equinox as a daily driver back in Michigan. Than as a Toad when motor homing We love it!

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In the process of selling our Terrain with 39000 on it. Was pulled behind a Dutch Star and now DW wants something a little bigger.
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All you Terrain owners, I have joined you! Quick question,what tow bar/ baseplate combination did you go with for this vehicle?
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Blue Ox all the way for us! GMC Terrain has been terrific!
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