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9.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$23,275
BASE MSRP
$24,500
On Safety
The 2011 Terrain is a high-achiever in safety, with all the equipment and test results that matter. Only some rearward visibility is lacking.
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'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact; 'good,' rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
IIHS

Four stars overall; four stars frontal; five stars side; five stars side pole
NHTSA

without a navi system, the screen to see what's behind is a small square in the rearview mirror that needs much more than a glance
Chicago Tribune



The 2011 GMC Terrain has achieved some of the best crash-test results in its segment, with four stars overall, four stars in frontal impact, and five stars in side impact. The Terrain also got top five-star results in the tough new side pole test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also rates the Terrain extremely well, giving it the highest score of "good" in frontal offset, side impact, rear impact, and roof strength tests, and awarding it a Top Safety Pick designation.

Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, and a full complement of airbags with dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and protection for head curtain side-impact at both front and rear outboard seating positions.

After all those good points, there's one noteworthy flaw worth pointing out: rearward visibility can be downright horrible for some drivers, and rear-seat headrests don't remove or fold down to open up vision in the rear-view mirror. Optional rear parking sensors round out the available safety gear, combining with the standard rearview camera to make it easier to see obstacles behind the vehicle. The display is mounted in the rearview mirror in non-navigation-equipped vehicles. All GMC Terrains come standard with a PASS-Key III Theft Deterrent System as well.

Conclusion

The 2011 Terrain is a high-achiever in safety, with all the equipment and test results that matter. Only some rearward visibility is lacking.

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