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Thanks For Watching.. Feel Free To Comment.. LIKE and SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/MIV1Pt With its new Terrain compact SUV, GMC is trying to punch deeper into the premium side of the compact crossover world -- that means nicer materials, more features and more options, but the two most interesting things to grace the new Terrain have nothing to do with upscale aspirations: A 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 diesel and a new pushbutton shifter. Terrain models with gas engines also come with GM’s new nine-speed transmission, though all get new styling and a redesigned media system. A push-button-style gear selector is how you go in and out of reverse, drive and neutral. Cool your jets Edsel fans -- this isn’t on the steering wheel, but is instead nestled in the center stack. For years, the GMC Terrain was built on the same Theta platform that supported the Chevy Equinox, which meant the Terrain shared a lot with its Bowtie-badged cousin. While both the new Equinox and Terrain kept the tradition of sharing a common platform, Delta II, this new platform was actually produced with the Terrain in mind. Trying to sate outdoorsy type’s desires of hauling a shed’s worth of equipment, everything besides the driver’s seat can fold flat. Combine that with more upscale interior pieces like real aluminum trim and it’s a clear play to the outdoor enthusiast that also wants to drive something with some style READ MORE (SOURCE): http://autoweek.com/article/drive-reviews/2018-gmc-terrain-first-drive-goodbye-shifter-hello-diesel#ixzz4tJ07nWUi Video Intro: RavenProDesign http://www.ravenprodesign.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RavenProDesign
One of the most glaring examples of this carmaker agenda self-serving design is the auto engine shutdown and restart system. You drive along. Stop at a red light. The engine automatically shuts down. Light goes green, you start lifting off the brake, and the engine kicks back into life, as if by magic. We’re talking about that. Systems like Mazda’s iStop - and seemingly 100 other proprietary names for similar bullshit technology. I get questions about this all the time. So here it is: The truth about bullshit auto engine shutdown and restart systems. Number one with a bullet: they save you bugger-all fuel. Claims that you will save any appreciable money are unmitigated bullshit. You can idle your engine all day long, and it’s still not going to cost you as much as a burger and fries. Engines just don’t consume much fuel at idle - they’re really only driving the ancillaries, overcoming their own internal friction and a bit of drag in the torque converter (if they’re driving an automatic). The real reason these automated systems exist in many new cars is so the carmaker can legally ‘game’ the official fuel consumption tests. We’ve discussed these tests before. They’re lab tests from which the official fuel figures are derived - and these numbers are very important to carmakers, because consumption is increasingly important to buyers. Unfortunately the tests are not very representative of actual driving. They’re just not - the official test numbers are always better than you can achieve out there, on the road, and that leads to a lot of customer dissatisfaction. Unfortunately. The most non-representative aspect of the tests is the amount of time the cars spend stopped in both the city and highway tests. Those valleys there? The car is stopped. Together, both tests take 20 minutes - and around one-third of that time is spent stopped. In the city cycle test - it’s almost half the total time stopped. So if you’re a carmaker, and you’re in this intense competition with all other carmakers, and you include the engine shutdown feature in the car, almost half of the official city cycle test is spent with the engine shut down. You’ll make incremental gains over a competitor without that system in his car. So, congratulations - you just gamed the system, and there’s nothing illegal about it. But what this means for you, the car owner is: you have to wear it. And it’s unpleasant - especially on restart. Especially in a diesel, which has to battle a lot of compression when it restarts. And especially if your car has a CVT transmission. They tend to have pretty aggressive torque converters. So the restart is unrefined, at best. It’s awful.
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Shop the new GMC Terrain: https://cargur.us/m1cTt A full redesign of GMC's Terrain for 2018 leaves this compact crossover smaller and considerably lighter than last year's version, with a more upscale interior and improved mileage as well. The new Terrain definitely looks less blocky than it used to, with softer and rounder accents and cladding, but even with improvement, it doesn't get great mileage. The interior looks and feels nicer overall and offers logical, effective controls, but the plastic door paneling doesn't look great. The 2018 Terrain offers 3 engines, including a turbodiesel, and it can be purchased with front- or all-wheel drive. Our reviewer prefers the upgraded 2.0-liter 4-cylinder to the base 1.5-liter and got nearly equal mileage with both engines. But our reviewer was troubled by the fact that the Terrain earned a 3-star rating for side impacts to the backseat from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which leaves the Terrain a questionable choice for anyone planning to carry children in the back. Read the full review on CarGurus: https://cargur.us/m1d2F Presenter: Christian Wardlaw Cinematographer: Dan Sharp Subscribe to the CarGurus Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/cargurus Check out our Test Drive Reviews playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNDPH6i6Ws&list=PLih2CvHcvvNNn7Nn6dOFb1XWV6bBS9VbA Crossovers & SUVs https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLih2CvHcvvNM7dUifLm4faH8wQQVXBojz
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