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GMC Terrain

Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
GMC has just announced that the 2010 Terrain crossover, the mechanical twin of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, will start at $24,995, $1,810 more than Chevy.

2010 GMC Terrain Priced at $24,995 (Straightline)



  • bvf925bvf925 Posts: 12
    I just discovered the Terrain today while looking around on the GMC website for info regarding any special deals on Sierra's for my husband. We had spoken to a local dealer who said the Envoy would be discontinued after 2009, and replaced by a new, somewhat smaller SUV. This is it! I find it very intriguing by what I see on the internet - patiently waiting for the dealer to get some in so I can test drive it. I would get the AWD model even though I would prefer actual 4wd that I can control. I currently have an AWD vehicle that really doesn't cut the mustard - when I want it to be engaged, it doesn't. When it's a day late and a dollar short, then it kicks in. Maybe GMC has a better set-up?

    If anyone reads this and has an AWD Equinox, please tell me how it handles in the snow - I live in an area that gets belted with snow & the plows don't make regular runs down the street. I need to know if GMC's AWD will be enough for me. Thank you!
  • alman08alman08 Posts: 282
    it's an AWD system without the 4wd lock, unlike the one that's offered in the Hyundai Santa Fe. I'm a tad disappointed at this myself because I like the look of both the Terrain and the Equinox, but I'd prefer to have that 4wd lock function. It's the same reason why I have not bought the Ford Edge yet.
  • Anyone know when the Terrain will go on sale?
  • I like many of you are interested in this downsized GMC "SUV/Crossover". I currently on a 2004 GMC Envoy and hate the gas mileage which averages 16.5 MPG all around driving. I also have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT and it averages 25.5 and I have made one trip with Hwy 32.3 MPG on a 1550 mile trip. My concern is "do I want to believe that the new GMC Terrain which is 700 pounds heaver than my vibe will actually get the 32.0 MPG HWY and will it equal my Vibe's 25.5 in everyday driving.
    On appearance, I don't think much of the large fender bulges on this vehicle. I hope "Motor Week" gets one of these and does some actual testing to see what the real world performance is.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    Should be arriving in a few weeks. Production is up and running.
  • Just got back from a test ride. First, one of the back doors would not open as the handle is already broken. That did not create the best first impression. I will say that it does look nice but it is smaller than I expected, more like the Escape that was right next to it. We test drove the 4 cylinder and it is clearly underpowered for this vehicle. It also was quite jittery and bump noises were quite noticeable over the not so great road we were on. I would recommend that anyone considering this vehicle really consider the 6 cylinder version.

    For me, the deal killer was the second seat. I cannot remember a more uncomfortable seat in any vehicle, especially the center position. I won't get too much into my assessment of the interior materials, but just say that they look and are cheap. Such a shame as this is suppose to be the first new vehicle from governmental motors. I am much more interested in the Traverse and I am a very happy owner of the Chevy Avalanche, so I am not just bashing this vehicle. Good luck GM on how others feel.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    It's strange that you consider the interior materials "cheap". The reviews I have read all seem to indicated the Terrain and Equinox interiors are about the best in class. I'm not sure what you are comparing the interior to but this is not a Lexus, its a $25K cute-ute.

    The Terrain indeed does compete with Escape which was standing next to it, Traverse and Avalanche are in a completely different class and price range. It sounds like you were expecting something the Terrain is not.
  • test drove 2 terrains tonight, one a base 4cyl, and 2nd a slt 2 4 cylinder felt ok maybe a touch underpowered, but it felt ok, slt 2 was a bit peppier but fuel range was less. The vehicle seem like it was well built the only quibble was that i was surprised that the interior had as much plastic as it did, but it as a previous poster said it is 25k suv not a lexus. Did not notice any suspensions noise or issues. Perhaps we may order one.I would definitely put it on my short list.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    "Chiseled fender flares give it a more truck-like, less grocery-getter appearance than the Chevrolet Equinox or Saturn Vue, though. Apart from that, it's just a useful compact SUV. Its five-passenger cabin is spacious, and even with electric-assist power steering, the Terrain's handling is crisp.

    And, we might even take the base four-cylinder engine over the optional V6."

    First Drive: 2010 GMC Terrain (Straightline)

  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    Decent review. Thanks Edmunds.

    Can someone get this added to the GMC forums, I keep having to search it???
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Hmm, the Terrain is listed at the end of the SUVs discussion list for some reason (probably something I did :blush: ).

    I'll see if we can get it in the right alpha sort order.

    Where are you looking when you can't find it btw?
  • roho1roho1 Posts: 317
    It's not listed under the SUV page list, the Equinox is however. I don't know how I found this forum. I had to hunt and peck around.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Gotcha, it is missing there. Thanks for letting us know! Should be fixed now, but if you don't see it now, please yell.

    Now that you are here, you may want to follow this discussion with the Watch tool.
  • Please I need some advice. I purchased my new 2010 Terrain! I fell in love with it, until it started leaking oil. I took it to get serviced and they put on a new gasket and re-sealed a plug. Two weeks later my Terrain is back in the shop for an oil leak! I took the $500 off the price (customer satisfaction guart.) How can I go about getting a new Terrain instead of them fixing it ?
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    I doubt it's anything serious, it could just be that they didn't install the new gasket or seal correctly. That happened to me once after my car was worked on. I wouldn't hit the panic button yet.
  • I am kinda sad that the slt-1 & 2 does not allow to downgrade to cloth seating. I also noticed that I can not have a auto liftgate with cloth seats?? I was at a dealer in st peters, mo and a terrain came in, that was a "mistake" in this issue. It had cloth seats (even heated!) and the liftgate...which is how I found out that it can not be ordered that way...I should have bought it right there, as I was just learning about the terrain vs. the equinox. I want liftgate and cloth seats, so i suppose until that issue is resolved, I may have to go with the equinox. as it is possible to choose it. Anyone else notice some strange trim options that need attention? :confuse: :confuse:
  • @alohalisa

    Fairly sure that I saw the same "mistake" in NJ last week - for sure the salesman said cloth heated seats are possible on some models. We are both tall so the lift gate was not an interest.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    "General Motors will invest nearly $100 million in a Canadian plant and call back all laid-off workers to boost production of its Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports."

    GM Invests to Boost Equinox, Terrain Production (AutoObserver)
  • What prices have people paid for the 6 cylinder SLT-2 package?
  • Picked up a SLE2 4cyl gave up a Equinox 6cyl can't tell the difference.
    except for gas mileage ave. 22.5 around town got 31 on a 100 mile trip
    Got it with heated cloth seats and trailer package.
    Don't understand why you can't get a hitch on the 4cyl Equinox?
    If you want to dress it up a little more you can order chrome mirrors as an aftermarket option Pain to put on though have to take apart your mirrors without breaking the glass
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