Intro: GMC introduces the all-new 2010 Terrain mid-size crossover. Although the Terrain borrows much of its styling from its "professional grade" truck and SUV stable mates, it offers a smooth, car like ride and impressive fuel economy.
Trims for the Terrain are SLE-1 and 2, and SLT-1 and 2. Our SLT-2 test vehicle came with standard roof rails, fog lights, and 18-inch bright machined-aluminum wheels.
Performance: The base engine for the Terrain is a 182 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4, sending power to the front wheels or available all wheel drive via a 6-speed automatic transmission. For those seeking additional power a 264 horsepower 3-liter V6 is available on all but the base model.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Features: Inside the 5-passenger Terrain, the standard silver-on-black features of the duel-cockpit design jump out, drawing the eyes to the ergonomic center console and instrument stack. Also offered and equally bold are the available two-tone black and white heated leather seats. Key features in the Terrain include an eco mode that maximizes fuel economy with the push of a button, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB auxiliary jack located in the center console.
The base sound system for the Terrain is a 6-speaker stereo with AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, while the up-rated Pioneer system adds 2 speakers, an amplifier and a subwoofer.
Safety: Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control with traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system and dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact airbags, as well as front and rear side curtain airbags.
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 GMC Terrain is $24,250. An all-wheel-drive SLT-2 model starts at $31,300. The Terrain is backed by GM's 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With bold styling, a car like ride and the versatility of a crossover, the 2010 GMC Terrain gives GM's "Professional Grade" division, a vehicle that delivers urbane civility along with professional capability.