2010 GMC Terrain: An Uphill Battle
August 02, 2010
I was looking for a store in Rolling Hills Estates this weekend. As you can guess, Rolling Hills is made up of rolling hills. I never thought they were particularly large hills until I tried to climb them in the GMC Terrain. It behaved like a reluctant child being dragged to the store.
Wheeze, wheeze, whine, ask for candy.
The Terrain downshifts quickly, only problem is that it doesn't help much. It still struggles even in a low gear.
We finally made it to level ground and it got happier.
Coming back down, I noticed there was a truck run-off lane, so I guess those rolling hills are steeper than I thought.
I remember driving the Mini E in these same hills and it seemed to enjoy it and it partially regenerated its battery on the way back down.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 11,366 miles