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Can the 2016 GMC Terrain pull a boat?

By Product Expert | Posted in GMC Terrain, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 3:21 pm
Can the 2016 GMC Terrain pull a boat?

SUVs are taking over as the popular type of vehicle, especially when it comes to families or those who enjoy things like boating or jetskiing. Not all SUVs are fully capable when it comes to being able to pull a trailer or offer advanced safety options. Thankfully the 2016 GMC Terrain is an SUV that excels at both, so if you’re looking for an SUV that can pull a boat, the Terrain is a good option.

Max Trailer weight in the 2016 GMC Terrain

When properly equipped the 2016 GMC Terrain can safely tow up to 3,500 lbs behind it — which is more than enough for many boats, Jet SKis, and other outdoor equipment. All-wheel drive is also an available option on the GMC Terrain, and while it won’t increase your maximum capacity for towing, it will allow you to have greater traction — especially when towing over wet or snowy roads. For full details on towing in the 2016 GMC Terrain, we recommend reading through your owner’s manual to ensure safety.

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Can the 2016 GMC Terrain pull a boat?Engines in the 2016 GMC Terrain

The 2016 GMC Terrain has two available engine choices. The standard engine in the Terrain is a 2.4L I-4 that has 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also capable of achieving 32 MPG on the highway, and can handle a trailer up to 1,500 lbs.

The second engine in the Terrain is the 3.6L V6, which increases your power to 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. While the 3.6L V6 will lower your fuel economy, you will benefit from it in other areas, such as an increased towing capacity and sporty driving experience.

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Test drive the 2016 Terrain in Fond du Lac

Want to stop by at test drive the 2016 GMC Terrain? You can do so at Holiday Automotive in Fond du Lac WI — where we can also answer any question you have about the Terrain!

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