2011 GMC
Terrain SLT
vs. 2012 Volvo
XC60 T6

2012 Volvo XC60 T6

9.9

Winner

Volvo XC60 T6

starting from

$39,825

Reasons to buy the Volvo XC60 T6

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Quite powerful
300 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Sporty performance
14.1 lb/hp
2011 GMC Terrain SLT

9.4

Runner-up

GMC Terrain SLT

starting from

$28,910

Reasons to buy the GMC Terrain SLT

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
32 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Great braking distance from 60mph
112 ft
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Fantastic range on the highway
576 miles
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Winner: XC60 T6
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the XC60 T6's standard sun roof
Crash Test Ratings 9.2 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Winner: XC60 T6
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  • The XC60 T6 has 1.5x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 GMC Terrain SLT Winner: Terrain SLT
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $10,915 cheaper (around 30% less), $28,910 vs $39,825
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Very cramped front seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Terrain SLT
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

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Terrain SLT
2011 GMC Terrain SLT
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the XC60 T6's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Terrain SLT
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2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The XC60 T6 is 1.5x safer than the Terrain SLT

Cost

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Terrain SLT
2011 GMC Terrain SLT
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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MSRP $28,910 vs $39,825 The Terrain SLT has a reasonable price, while the XC60 T6 is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 17 mpg The Terrain SLT has great city mileage and the XC60 T6 is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The XC60 T6's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Terrain SLT's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The XC60 T6's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Terrain SLT's is very short

Safety Features

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Terrain SLT
2011 GMC Terrain SLT
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Performance

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Terrain SLT
2011 GMC Terrain SLT
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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Horsepower 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 300 HP @ 5,600 RPM The XC60 T6 is fairly powerful, but the Terrain SLT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the XC60 T6's semi-automatic transmission and the Terrain SLT's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The XC60 T6's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.2 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The XC60 T6 is a sporty car, but the Terrain SLT is sluggish
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The XC60 T6 has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.0 ft vs 38.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Terrain SLT
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2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 63.9 ft3 vs 67.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 51.4 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 1162 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Terrain SLT
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2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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Number of speakers 8 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the XC60 T6, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Terrain SLT

Road Tests

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Terrain SLT
2011 GMC Terrain SLT
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 Volvo
XC60 T6
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 7.4 seconds The XC60 T6 has a good 0-60 time, but the Terrain SLT is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 112 ft vs 132 ft The Terrain SLT has extraordinary brakes, but the XC60 T6 is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 85 mph vs 15.8 s @ 92 mph The XC60 T6's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Terrain SLT's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.81 g The XC60 T6 has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Terrain SLT
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Top speed Unknown vs 130 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 GMC Terrain SLE 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Terrain SLE vs Acadia SLE
2011 GMC Terrain SLT 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Terrain SLT vs Traverse LS
2011 GMC Terrain SLT 2011 Cadillac SRX Terrain SLT vs SRX
2011 GMC Terrain SLE 2011 Toyota RAV4 Terrain SLE vs RAV4
2011 GMC Terrain SLE 2011 Toyota Highlander Terrain SLE vs Highlander
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 XC60 T6 vs XC90 3.2
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L XC60 T6 vs CR-V EX-L
2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring XC60 3.2 vs Forester 2.5XT Touring
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 2012 Volvo XC70 T6 XC60 T6 vs XC70 T6
2012 Volvo XC60 T6 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion XC60 T6 vs Tiguan SEL 4Motion

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