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Cars of Summer: It's Like Being in an Airplane

For most people, summer is driving season – day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer driving. In this installment, the 2011 GMC Terrain heads to Lewes Beach, Del. to relax by the seaside. When Ranya, one of my friends who traveled to ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, GMC Terrain, Cars of Summer

GMC Terrain: Family Friendliness Depends on Trim

I had a test GMC Terrain this week. The base Terrain is a family-friendly crossover, but the test car, with its $1,295 rear seat DVD player seemed purpose-built for someone with kids. Not having any kids of my own, I asked Jonathan Smith, a producer at NHPR, and his family (including his five- and nine-year-old sons) to take the $38,895 test GMC Terrain AWD SLT-2 for the weekend. Here’s what he thought: Jonathan: The Terrain has a ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, GMC Terrain, Affordable Compact SUVs, Family Cars

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