Mobile Alabama Car Dealer McConnell Automotive Examines Why 2012 GMC Cars are Great for Gas Mileage and for Use in 2012

by John Thomas

It is not a must for cars to be small in size to be fuel efficient. The advancement of the modern technology has integrated hybrid technology as well as lighter building materials into vehicles in order to make them superior in fuel economy. And, 2012 GMC cars are distinguishable in terms of their fuel efficiency and comfort of use.

The 2012 GMC cars are great for gas mileage. The cars are built using robust technology that optimizes the number of gallons consumed for every mile travelled. In 2012, GMC is granting clients the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of the type of vehicle they choose to purchase. Some of the GMC cars which have the best combined gas mileage are the 2012 GMC Canyon SLE1 and 2012 GMC Terrain SLE1, both rated at 22 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Other 2012 GMC cars also have the best gas mileage rating in the automotive industry.

According to a recent survey by the Consumer Reports, an increasing number of buyers consider fuel efficiency integral in making purchase decisions. Out of the people surveyed, thirty-seven percent said that their leading consideration when purchasing for the next car would be fuel efficiency. Other factors such as quality and safety trailed behind by seventeen percent and sixteen percent respectively. Therefore, these results point out that increased fuel prices are influencing the future purchase decisions of drivers.

As such, GMC has continued to invest in cutting-edge technology to ensure its cars are as fuel efficient as possible. The United States Department of Energy estimates that the most fuel efficient automobiles can make savings of up to $1,400 in fuel costs.

One of GMC's cars which is best for combined gas mileage is the 2012 GMC Terrain SLE1. The vehicle is very fuel efficient and it is also one of the company's best crossovers in terms of gas mileage. Terrain's 2.4-liter four-cylinder is built with high tech fuel saving features, for example, direct injection. If you go for Terrain's optional V-6, although the 3.0 liter makes much power it is still very fuel efficient. V-6 is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway - and it can be even 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway when all-wheel drive is fitted. Thus, in its quest for energy efficiency, Terrain utilizes every gallon of fuel optimally.

Comfort-ability and quality are big issues in the new economy when it comes to buying a car. The 2012 GMC cars are comfortable to use. For example, the 2012 GMC Terrain SLE1is very comfortable. All versions of Terrain are built with quite comfortable seats with enough space to carry four adults. Having curtain airbags and stability control, Terrain ranks high in terms of safety scores. Other captivating features of the vehicle are that it comes with standard climate control, ambient lighting, ability of the rear seats to fold to increase storage space by up to 31.6 cubic feet, and the 'Eco' button to make accessories inside it save energy.

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