2010 GMC Terrain

SLE FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 auto trans

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To align its menu of trucks and people movers with rising interest in smaller, more fuel efficient transportation, GMC has broomed the hoary Envoy in favor of a fraternal twin to Chevy's Equinox called Terrain. This brings an efficient four-cylinder engine into the lineup, highway mileage topping the crucial 30mpg barrier, and a fresh load of tantalizing creature features.
RIGHT SIZED FOR TENUOUS TIMES
From GMC's point of view, Terrain is a compact. That assessment references the huge Acadia and Yukon XL residing across the showroom. However, Terrain is considerably larger than the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4 that dominate the small SUV category so, in the greater scheme of crossovers, it's a midsize.
DESIGNED BY A RECOVERING CORVETTE ARTIST
Blocky proportions, a chunk of bling at the leading edge of the hood, oversized headlamps, and exaggerated fender flares seem contrived to make Terrain appear larger than it is. GM's crossover vehicle chief designer John Cafaro Jr., a major contributor to the C5 Corvette, calls the look "tailored toughness." Riding on a 112.5-inch wheelbase, Terrain is half a foot shorter and two inches narrower than the Envoy it replaces but more than 10-inches longer than a Ford Escape. While this sounds large enough to squeeze in three seating rows, GMC resisted that urge. With three other models in the lineup offering team-hauling capacity, Terrain is secure in its role as a five-seat crossover.
In spite of the genetic makeup shared with Chevy's Equinox, Terrain's exterior is sufficiently distinctive that there's little chance the two will be confused on the street. Chevy bow ties are worn over body color grille bars while GMC's red ID badges sparkle inside chrome presentation frames.
Terrain's unibody has a single piece side stamping to assure tight, consistent door gaps and panel fits. High-strength steel is used for enhanced stiffness, resistance to squeaks and rattles, and to save a few pounds of weight. Six air bags - including side curtains that protect all outboard occupants during a lateral collision - are standard along with ABS and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.
PROFESSIONAL GRADE CABIN
Entering the Terrain involves a climb up over thick door sills even though there's no real attempt here to provide off-road prowess. Like most crossovers, Terrain's powertrain sits sidewise and focuses most of its energy on propelling the front wheels. When the optional all-wheel-drive powertrain is selected, the rear wheels go to work only when necessary with torque delivered through a Getrag-supplied computer-controlled coupling positioned downstream of the 6-speed automatic transmission.
An especially handy interior feature the Terrain received from Equinox is a MultiFlex rear seat that slides nearly eight inches fore and aft to trade legroom for cargo space on demand. Unfortunately, the split rear cushions are stuffed to the point they don't fold fully flat when it's time to haul a new big screen home from the mall.
Offered in SLE and SLT trim levels with a slew of optional upgrades, Terrain is available with two grades of cloth or perforated leather upholstery. The uplevel instrument panel pads are neatly molded and stitched with contrasting thread. There are storage areas aplenty and the center armrest is configured to swallow a laptop computer. HVAC, entertainment system, and navigation controls are logically arrayed and clustered at a convenient height above the center console.
The most notable faux pas is a button on the shifter for manual gear changes. This feature will see little use because the lever is located too far aft for handy reach and there's no redline indicated on the tachometer.
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WELL ENDOWED WITH GADGETS
To serve snooty customers with cash available to purchase a Chevy gussied up as a GMC, Terrain offers a full compliment of electrical and electronic goodies. You can program the power liftgate to automatically stop at any desired point of its travel to clear a low garage door or to provide pet ventilation while the vehicle is parked while running a quick errand. A rear-vision camera, OnStar, and XM satellite radio are all standard equipment. The available navigation system has a colorful 7-inch touch-sensitive screen wired to a 40-Gbyte hard drive. Click the right options box and you can Bluetooth your cell phone and connect MP3 and USB devices here. Four power outlets are provided and remote starting is optional.
The $1295 rear DVD entertainment system provides two display screens mounted to the front seat backs. In the interests of maintaining peace among siblings, they're capable of playing two distinct programs concurrently.
To make the four-cylinder engine cod liver oil go down like a double-chocolate shake, Terrain has one of GM's first applications of noise cancellation technology. Hidden microphones listen for any unseemly booming. When that ruckus is detected, an amplifier dispatches out-of-phase signals to a speaker located at the rear of the cabin. The sound waves cancel and peace and quiet prevail.
THE PERPETUAL FOUR OR SIX DELIBERATION
Both the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and the optional 3.0-liter V-6 have direct fuel injection, 4-valve combustion chambers, and compression ratios over 11:1 for utmost efficiency. The smaller engine is adequate for any use short of heavy trailer towing. The use of balance shafts, a rigidly mounted powertrain cradle, a well behaved 6-speed automatic, and the aforementioned noise cancellation technology makes this the smart choice for the days of rising fuel prices that lie ahead. Tapping an Eco mode button on the console locks the torque converter at 1125 rpm to save gas. While the optional 3.0-liter V-6 adds some verve (and $1500 to the price), it's by no means an essential upgrade.
DISCRIMINATING DRIVERS NEED NOT APPLY
Our driving stint during Terrain's launch program provided plenty of bumps and chuckholes but no off-road opportunities. The independent front and rear suspension systems are calibrated for excellent isolation from Michigan's cratered surface pain and a poised highway ride. The electrically assisted power steering is accurate and responsive but doesn't go out of its way to provide actual road feel. At least it has a good sense of straight ahead for painless long-distant cruising. Terrain is, after all, a transportation appliance, not a sports car masquerading as a truck.
BOTTOM LINE
Base prices that start below $30,000 (with 4wd and uplevel trim) and combined mileage ratings of 20 or more mpg are an attractive combination for anyone lusting after a right-sized SUV. Terrain should be an excellent companion to Acadia in GMC's crossover category and a good contributor to GM's financial health.
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GMC TERRAIN
Base Price: $24,995
As-Tested: $37,585
Powertrain
Engine: 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-in-line
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 6700 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 264 hp @ 6950 rpm
Torque: 222 lb-ft @ 5100 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: on-demand 4-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H: 185.3-in x 72.8-in x 66.3-in
Legroom F/R: 41.2/39.9 in
Headroom F/R: 40.9/39.2 in
Cargo capacity (seats up/down): 31.6/63.9 cu ft
Base curb weight: 3798 lbs
EPA Rating (city/highway):
20-22/29-32 mpg with 4-cylinder
17/24-25 mpg with V-6
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General Motors is running very low on supplies on two of its most popular crossovers, the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox. As it stands, there is only a 7-day supply of the Equinox and 13 for the Terrain. The industry average for vehicle supply is at least 30 days. GM islooking to boost production of both to keep up with demand.
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I still don't subscribe to the logic of selling two mechanically identical compact crossovers for the same price under two different brands, but I will admit that I like the Terrain a bit better than I did the Equinox. The beefy, blocky sheetmetal certainly has a more masculine image, which might appeal to people downsizing from something bigger and more truckish.
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The V-6 provides some appreciable thrust in town and moving around in traffic. I do agree with Zenlea, though, that it's not quite worth the price. Additionally, there's not much grunt for highway passing, and the transmission seems just as busy as in the four-cylinder when you make throttle adjustments at those higher speeds. As in the four-cylinder Equinoxes I've driven, the brake pedal starts with a progressive feel and then stiffens up partway through the travel. You adapt to it quickly, but it seems like something GM could also easily fix.
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I like the Terrain's boxier looks better than those of its underlying twin, the Chevy Equinox. I'm also quite sure that this GMC is better-polished than the two Equinoxes that I've driven in the past couple months. Those vehicles weren't bad, but this GMC's interior was nicer finished. Hopefully for GM, this difference is attributable to prototype-versus-production status.
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Although the Terrain and the Equinox may differ outwardly (to my eye, the Equinox is more attractive than the boxy Terrain), the cockpits are pretty much identical, with the same instrumentation and switchgear. As in the Equinox, the Terrain's controls are well placed and easy to decipher, and the entire layout seems to be pretty well put together. And, like pretty much every crossover, there are plenty of bins and cubbyholes that are within easy reach of the driver for stashing you various and sundry.
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Suzuki sold its 50-percent stake in the joint Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Inc. production facility to General Motors today. The Ingersoll, Ontario, plant, home to the Suzuki XL7, GMC Terrain, and Chevrolet Equinox, will produce Suzukis no longer.
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$16,250

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2010 GMC Terrain Specifications

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Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
Horsepower:
182 hp @ 6700rpm
Torque:
172 ft lb of torque @ 4900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:51
Component
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX AND GMC TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS AND WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 101, CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS". THE SOFTWARE IN THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL CAN CAUSE THE HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, DEFROST, AND RADIO CONTROLS, AS WELL AS THE PANEL ILLUMINATION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequences
DRIVING WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING DEFROST SYSTEM CAN DECREASE YOUR VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE COMPUTER MODULE IN THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
Potential Units Affected
59,031
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.
Consequences
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on September 11, 2014. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.
Potential Units Affected
414,333
Notes
General Motors LLC


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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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