2010 GMC Terrain SLE2 Test-Drive Update: A look around the interior

2010 GMC Terrain (Weekly-Test Drive)

Let’s face it. Even though you may end up loving the exterior of a vehicle, you spend most of your time “living” inside of it. With that in mind, the 2010 GMC Terrain interior does not disappoint. In terms of quality, the inside of the GMC Terrain uses very solid an sturdy materials for the interior construction.

The red stitching in the seats and the glow of the red ambient lighting also add a luxurious feel to the Terrain. That luxurious theme is carried into the “floating” center stack, which is also highlighted with a red ambient light, that houses ergonomically placed controls. One thing we like the most is the dedicated child-lock button. For women that are considering purchasing a compact SUV, the dedicated child-lock button is a great option offered by the Terrain.

The best part of the interior? It’s extremely comfortable. The standard MultiFlex sliding rear seat can be moved fore and aft nearly 8 inches increasing rear-passenger leg room or rear cargo capacity. The 60/40 split offers a number of configurations for the passengers and cargo. The rear cargo offers a total of 31.6 cubic feet of storage, along with one of the Terrains four AUX power outlets.

Some answers to the questions we were asked on Friday:

Pat: What kind of fuel-economy are you averaging with the V6 as compared to the 4-cylinder Equinox?

In the 182-hp 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4-cylinder model we averaged a total of 23 mpg throughout the week. In the 264-hp 2010 GMC Terrain V6, we managed to average 20.9. While that may sound pretty good, we want to point out we’ve been driving a lot on the highway. EPA estimated fuel-economy for the FWD V6 powered 2010 Terrain comes in at 17/25 mpg (city/highway).

GMfan87: What things do you like better about the terrain than the equinox?

The 2010 GMC Terrain has a tighter steering feel than the Equinox, which we absolutely love. Another thing we like about the GMC Terrain is the red ambient lighting – the Equinox had ice-blue ambient lighting.

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– By: Omar Rana

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