GMC Terrain: Performance and Maintenance / Driving for Better Fuel Economy

Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible:

  • Set the climate controls to the desired temperature after the engine is started, or turn them off when not required.
  • Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly.
  • Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops.
  • Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time.
  • When road and weather conditions are appropriate, use cruise control.
  • Always follow posted speed limits or drive more slowly when conditions require.
  1. Keep vehicle tires properly inflated.
  2. Combine several trips into a single trip.
  3. Replace the vehicle's tires with the same TPC Spec number molded into the tire's sidewall near the size.
  4. Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.

    Engine Oil Life System

    The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter...

    Diesel Particulate Filter

    The engine is equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that will filter or trap particulates. The DPF is under the vehicle in the exhaust system...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Gas Strut(s)


    This vehicle is equipped with gas strut(s) to provide assistance in lifting and holding open the hood/ trunk/liftgate system in full open position. Warning If the gas struts that hold open the hood, trunk, and/or liftgate fail, you or others could be seriously injured...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Surround Vision. Front Vision Camera and Rear Vision Camera (RVC)


    Surround Vision If equipped, views around the vehicle appear in the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers. See “Surround Vision” under Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing. Front Vision Camera If equipped, a view of the area in front of the vehicle appears on the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers...

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