Well, GMC Terrain, More On The Practical Side, But That's Where It Should Be, Right?


OK, first things first.

Before SUVs became trendy (sounds odd even saying that considering it wasn’t too long ago), a lot of the appeal stemmed from an option to the minivan when in need of vehicle to haul a lot of stuff or people.

In that regard, the new 2010 GMC Terrain has a few things to offer.

While it doesn’t quite live up to the claim that it seats five if you’re talkin’ average- size adults, the Terrain offers a lot when it comes to space for a vehicle in its segment.


The SUV, which replaces the Envoy in GMC’s lineup, features an oversized glove box, a closed storage area in the instrument panel above the center stack, a closed storage compartment under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer, and two-tier storage in the doors.

The SUV is also equipped with a standard MultiFlex sliding rear seat that can be moved forward or back nearly eight inches to increase passenger comfort or for more rear cargo capacity. The 60/40-split rear seatback offers additional configurations for passengers and cargo. And the rear cargo area offers 31.6 cubic feet of storage, as well as one of the Terrain’s four auxiliary power outlets.

This is, after all, what should be considering now when purchasing a SUV in this new era of “going green,” right?

The Terrain also features a comprehensive list of standard and available technology features including standard rear-vision camera, programmable power rear liftgate, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and remote vehicle start.

In addition, the SUV’s available with USB audio connectivity, MP3 playback, seven-inch touch screen navigation system and a 40-gigabyte hard drive, and a DVD-based rear-seat entertainment system with two independent screens.

OnStar and XM Satellite Radio are also standard.

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