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The Compact 2010 GMC Terrain Is Packed With Features

By Jacqueline Star

In terms of crossover SUV’s, GMC’s Terrain, the 2010 Terrain produced by GMC offers a great value due to its gas mileage and sweet features usually found in more expensive vehicles. The Terrain competes with other affordable compact SUV’s such as the Chevy Equinox and Toyota RAV4. The exterior of the Terrain slightly resembles a truck and it is a bit on the boxy and square side. Because of its unique look and shape this car gets plenty of looks on the street. The wheels are big and prominent while the grille is aggressive resulting in a bold and daring appearance. There are four trims available for the Terrain; the base model SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1 and the top pf the level SLT2.

Let’s take a closer look at the engine which powers the Terrain. It is a 2.4 Liter four cylinder engine which outputs 182 horsepower. There is also the choice of choosing from a six cylinder engine instead that puts out 264 horsepower. In terms of gas mileage, the V4 receives 22 mpg in the city and an impressive 32 mpg on the freeway. The drive is comfortable and fluid and acceleration is slightly better with the V6 engine. It’s recommended to keep the standard wheels as the drive with the optional bigger ones can be a louder and less comfortable.

The cabin is well constructed and spacious with soft ambient lighting and enough seating room for five persons. You can opt for the leather appointed seats at an additional cost. One special feature that the Terrain offers as a standard feature is a rearview camera, a feature that is usually only found on much more expensive autos. The thing that is remarkable about the Terrain is how well insulated it is from exterior wind and noise, even on the highway.

The most affordable base model includes thoughtful features such as keyless entry, USB compatibility, a telescoping steering wheel and XM satellite radio. Cargo space is at 31.6 cubic ft which can be expanded to 63.9 cubic ft with the seats folded down. The SLE-2 trim adds in seats which can be heated, a navigation system with up to date traffic info, a power sunroof and a DVD system in the back. The highest level trim model, the SLT-2 adds in driver’s side memory seats, a sunroof, a liftgate and a Chrome Exterior package.

You can feel safe in the Terrain knowing that it includes all the latest safety advances.Front and side airbags, an ABS brake system, and traction control are all in place. The IIHS awarded the Terrain good scores for side, front and rear impact tests plus named it a top pick in regards to safety. Seatbelt pretensioners are in place which automatically tighten up if there is an impending impact. A security system is in place which prevents the engine from being turned on if the original manufacturer’s key isn’t used.

Even though the 2010 Terrain is low priced, it still offers upscale features such as a rearview camera, ambient lighting and USB compatibility. This vehicle would be perfectly suited for families or anyone who is in need of a compact SUV that’s excellent on gas and offers a lot of deluxe amenities at an affordable price. The Terrain is priced to sell at the $24k range, not a bad price for a car with amenities usually found on more upscale vehicles.

Written by Jacqueline Star: GMC Dealer Des Moines, Used Cars Crivitz

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