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Ever since General Motors released the 2010 GMC Terrain, drivers have been singings its praises. This compact little car, similar in build to the equally popular Chevrolet Equinox, is one of the most affordable and enjoyable new cars out there. It offers either a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter DOHC direct injected V-6 engine, both of which can save you some serious gas money. This isn’t the only thing that makes the 2010 GMC Terrain great, however.
Other wonderful features of this car include the front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive choice which is left entirely up to you. You can also choose to equip your car with any of the following great features: a rear vision camera for parking assistance and added safety, a rear lift gate, connections for the popular Bluetooth hands free phone; USB connections; MP3 playback; sliding rear seat; remote vehicle start; touch screen navigation system; a rear seat entertainment system with a DVD player; Onstar; and XM Satellite Radio. In short, if you drive this car, you will definitely be driving in style!
The only thing more important than all of these features is, of course, your safety and the safety of your family. Fortunately, the GMC Terrain scored well in safety tests. According to federal government testing, the GMC Terrain scored five-stars (the highest possible score) in both frontal crash tests and side crash tests. The insurance industry also gave it a score of “good” in frontal offset crash protection tests and in side impact and rear crash tests. The car also comes equipped with dual stage frontal airbags, thorax side impact airbags, driver airbags, front passenger airbags, head curtain side impact airbags, anti lock brakes, and traction control made possible by the StabiliTrak stability control system.
If this sounds like the perfect car for you, you’ll also be happy to know that the US News and World Report’s Ranking and Reviews ranked the car as number 2 on its list of the 24 most affordable compact sports utility vehicles. Pricing for a new 2010 GMC Terrain usually begins around $24,700 with most buyers not paying over $31,700. With all the safety features, your insurance payments are bound to be low. Adding that to the low total cost and the money you’ll save on this gas, it’s clear that this car is a real steal.