2010 GMC Terrain

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What Changed for the 2010 GMC Terrain:
  • All-new, 5-passenger, compact crossover SUV
  • SLE and SLT models available
  • Choice of standard 182-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or optional 264-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 engine, both featuring direct injection and variable valve timing
  • 6-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD)
  • EPA fuel economy estimates: 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway (2.4-liter); 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway (3.0-liter)
  • \"Eco\" mode, activated via a console-mounted button, lowers the torque converter lockup speed to help save fuel on models with the 2.4-liter engine
  • 2.4-liter engine features Active Noise Cancellation, which uses microphones to detect booming sounds inside the vehicle and sends counteracting sound waves through the audio system's speakers
  • \"Floating\" center stack, highlighted by warm ambient lighting, houses comfort and convenience controls
  • Six standard air bags: dual frontal air bags; head curtain side air bags and seat-mounted side air bags
  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Standard OnStar and XM satellite radio
  • Standard electronic stability control and traction control
  • Programmable power rear tailgate
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone capability
  • MultiFlex sliding rear seat with up to 8 inches of travel allows for increased passenger or cargo space
  • Remote vehicle start
  • USB audio connectivity and MP3 playback
  • 7-inch touch-screen navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive
  • DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system with two independent screens
  • 17-inch, 18-inch aluminum and 19-inch chrome wheels available
  • Produced at the CAMI assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario

All new for 2010, the GMC Terrain is a crossover SUV that is closely related to the Chevrolet Equinox. GMC says the Terrain was designed for extraordinary comfort and safety combined with fuel efficiency, and has several sporty features, including a four-wheel independent suspension.

Four trim levels are available, with each level adding features and refinements. The base SLE-1 trim has 17-inch wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, and air conditioning. A back-up camera is standard. At the highest trim level, SLT-2, standard equipment includes a sunroof, power-driven liftgate, upgraded sound system, and leather upholstery. Options at various levels include a touch-screen navigation system, remote ignition, and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels. All-wheel drive is available on all trim levels. Cargo space starts at 31.6 cu. ft., and maxes out at 63.9 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded flat.

The 2010 GMC Terrain's standard powerplant is a 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. At all trim levels above the base, a 264-hp, 3.0-liter V6 engine is available. On all Terrains, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. According to the EPA, fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined for the basic model, with progressively lower numbers as power and features are added.

Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2010 Terrain received \"Good\" overall ratings in all impact tests. The NHTSA gave the Terrain five stars in driver front and passenger front impact tests.

The 2010 GMC Terrain's starting MSRP was $24,250.

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