2010 GMC Terrain: The 24 Hours of Vegas, 2010 Edit.
July 12, 2010
One of the many benefits of living in Los Angeles is that you can make a last minute trip to Las Vegas.
So I took our long-term 2010 GMC Terrain this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. It was my first extended exposure to the Terrain and found it to be an excellent long-haul cruiser, with a comfortable but well-controlled ride.
And the steering is great too, with good weighting and feel build-up, and no dead spots. I was surprised to learn that it's electrically-assisted (EPS). It's that good.
The 2.4L I4 engine rated at 182 hp and 174 lb-ft torque is fine for everyday driving, but was wheezing when climbing the heavy mountain grades. I got 21.3 mpg over 600 mi round-trip; not bad, but I was hoping for more.
The HVAC worked OK with an ambient temperature of around 105F. (The pools are popular this time of the year.)
I think GMC skimped on the Terrain's interior, but my campaneros liked it. My buddy Joe even said he'd recommend it to his parents, and he's in the car business!
Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 10,700 miles