2010 GMC Terrain Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 GMC Terrain - Road Test Specs

2010 GMC Terrain SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleSLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$31,745
Options on test vehicleAudio System w/Navigation, Cargo Management Package, 19-by-7.5-Inch Chrome Clad Aluminum Wheels, 3.0L V6 SIDI Engine w/Variable Valve Timing, Trailering Equipment.
As-tested MSRP$36,885


Drive typeFront engine, all-wheel drive
Engine type60-degree direct-injected V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,994
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft with variable timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.7
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)264 @ 6950
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)222 @ 5100
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with manual-shift mode on console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.48, II: 2.78, III: 1.84, IV: 1.41, V: 1.00, VI: 0.74, FD: 2.77


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs, trailing arms and stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack and pinion with hydraulic assist
Steering ratio (x:1)17.4:1
Tire brandHankook
Tire modelOptimo H725
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, frontP235/55R19 101H
Tire size, rearP235/55R19 101H
Wheel size19 X 7.5
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front12.6 x 1.18" ventilated disc
Brakes, rear11.9 x 0.78" ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph (sec.)12.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 86.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)35.1
@ Full throttle (dB)70.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsTraction control on or off. Who cares? Makes little difference. Engine feels like it's working hard to pull the Terrain through the quarter-mile. Manual mode does nothing to help acceleration. Brake-torquing does little. Just stick it in Drive and wood it.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsAdequate stopping distance over the first three runs, then whoa! Another 15 feet and a soft pedal. Hold on!
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Terrain feels big and heavy here. I could feel the front tires biting for grip around the pad so the AWD is using the front end to pull around the pad. Slalom: There's a real sense of weight here but the Terrain's manners are okay. It's not exciting, but it gets the job done without doing anything scary.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)66.8
Wind (mph, direction)2.9 mph headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 City / 24 Highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,012
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,211
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56.4/43.6
Length (in.)185.3
Width (in.)72.8
Height (in.)66.3
Wheelbase (in.)112.5
Track, front (in.)62.9
Track, rear (in.)62.1
Turning circle (ft.)40.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)39.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.8
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)31.6
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)63.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years / 100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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