2010 GMC Terrain Review by Kelsey Mays

It should come as little surprise that the new GMC Terrain, a corporate twin to the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox, retains most of its sibling's strengths and weaknesses. The wild card — or, more appropriately, the elephant in the design studio — is the Terrain's styling. If it works for you, the Terrain is every bit as competitive as the Equinox. One caveat, however: Unless you need the towing capacity, avoid the V-6. The Terrain shows its best colors in four-cylinder form.

In ascending order, trim levels include the SLE1, SLE2, SLT1 and SLT2. All four come standard with the four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional on any trim, and the V-6 is optional on all but the SLE1. On each trim, you get a little added content if you choose the GMC version versus the Chevy, which accounts for the Terrain's higher price. I drove a front-wheel-drive V-6 SLT1, though I've driven both engines in the mechanically identical Equinox, which you can compare to the Terrain here.

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Removing the Third Row Seats
To remove a third row seat: 1. Remove the cargo management system, if available and installed. See Cargo Management System on page 4‑4. 2. Remove anything on or under the seat. Notice: Foldin ...

Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger. Adjust the height so the shoulder portion of the belt is on the shoulder and not falling off of it. The belt ...

Power Steering Fluid (3.0L V6 Engine)
The power steering fluid reservoir is located toward the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for reservoir loc ...