Track Tested - 2010 GMC Terrain Long-Term Road Test

2010 GMC Terrain Long-Term Road Test

2010 GMC Terrain: Track Tested

April 23, 2010


Our 2010 GMC Terrain hit the track to bring it into the fold. How did a 3,800-lb crossover with 182 horsepower inline-4 do on our tests?

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Vehicle: 2010 GMC Terrain

Odometer: 2,622

Date: 03/09/2010

Driver: Josh Jacquot

Price: $32,440


Drive Type: Front-wheel drive

Transmission Type: Six-speed automatic

Engine Type: Inline-4

Displacement (cc/cu-in): 2,393 / 146

Redline (rpm): 6,800

Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 182 @ 6,700

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 172 @ 4,900

Brake Type (front): 12.6 x 1.18" ventilated disc

Brake Type (rear): 11.9 x 0.78" ventilated disc

Steering System: Electric speed-proportional power steering

Suspension Type (front): Independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Suspension Type (rear): Independent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Tire Size (front): P235/55R18 99T M+S

Tire Size (rear): P235/55R18 99T M+S

Tire Brand: Michelin

Tire Model: Lattitude Tour

Tire Type: All season

Wheel Size: 18-by-7.5 inches front and rear

Wheel Material (front/rear): Cast Aluminum

As Tested Curb Weight (lb): 3,859

Test Results:

0 - 30 (sec): 3.4

0 - 45 (sec): 6.0

0 - 60 (sec): 9.4

0 - 75 (sec): 14.5

1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 17.0 @ 81.4

0 - 60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 9.1

30 - 0 (ft): 30

60 - 0 (ft): 121

Braking Rating: Good

Slalom (mph): 63.4

Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 0.74

Handling Rating: Average

Db @ Idle: 41.9

Db @ Full Throttle: 75.2

Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 70

Acceleration Comments: Uneventful acceleration w/barely enough power to spin the tires. Technique is almost irrelevant. Best run with traction control off and very, very little wheelspin.

Braking Comments: Good brake feel this platform has impressive brake tuning with a short idle stroke and good effectiveness.

Handling Comments:

Skidpad: Very effective integration of stability control. Doesn't punish unless car is genuinely in bad shape. Minimal and effective intervention otherwise. Slalom: Doesn't seem to grip as much as I remember. Steering lacks feel/build-up but overall grip should be better.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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