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In a class of rather anonymous vehicles, the 2011 GMC Terrain is visually striking from the outside.
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Blocky proportions, a chunk of bling at the leading edge of the hood, oversized headlamps, and exaggerated fender flares seem contrived to make Terrain appear larger than it is.
Automobile Magazine

At first glance, you'd say the 2010 GMC Terrain is a truck: upright, squared-off and with beefy shoulders over the wheels that would look right at home on a Hummer or Jeep.
Edmunds’ Inside Line

a tough, masculine look that belies its compactness
Popular Mechanics

making a much bolder statement than the Equinox’s more anonymous, softer lines
Car and Driver

huge grille and Hummer H3-style fender flares — complete with gaping space above the wheels

The styling of the 2011 GMC Terrain is definitely the first thing most people will notice. With big, chunky fenders, a decidedly upright stance, and a tall, broad grille, the Terrain is instantly recognizable, contrasting sharply with the related Chevrolet Equinox's rounded look. It's also a bit polarizing; people either love it or hate it, without much middle ground.

It's also cut from the same cloth as the Acadia, especially in looking at details, with "bold, muscular fender flares" in the manner of GMC's design aesthetic." GM calls it "angular yet refined."

While the Terrain's exterior is a little more distinctive and macho than the Chevrolet Equinox, along with most other compact crossovers, its instrument panel is much like that of the Chevy: a somewhat V-shaped center stack, housing audio and climate controls, and flanked by large vertically oriented vents, is the center point of the design, and otherwise details and trim look chunky, with the same cloudy metallic surfaces that are now used inside other GMC vehicles. A shroud over the display area are the top doubles as a shallow storage bin just as in the Equinox, but reddish mood lighting bathes footwells and other interior areas in the Terrain.


In a class of rather anonymous vehicles, the 2011 GMC Terrain is visually striking from the outside.

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