2010 GMC Terrain vs. Its Competition

2010 GMC Terrain FWD 4-door SLE-2 Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is the same basic vehicle, priced about the same and available with all of the same equipment but with a very different look.

If the Terrain sounds like the right vehicle for you, but just doesn't fit your image, try the Equinox.

The Toyota RAV-4 and Honda CR-V beat out the Terrain in cargo room, but the Terrain's long options list and good fuel economy make it a worthy alternative.

The slightly smaller Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape compete well on price, but the Terrain could beat them on features and size.

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Quick Specs
Despite similarities to the Chevy Equinox, the 2010 GMC Terrain stands on its own as a boldly styled, efficient, and high-featured small/mid-size crossover.
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump.
Don’t let the 2010 Ford Escape’s boxy, old-school appearance turn you off; the Escape is a solid, fuel-efficient choice for city-dwelling families.
The 2010 Nissan Rogue doesn’t wow in any respect, but provided you don’t expect driving excitement its solid set of features, safety, and decent performance won’t let you down.
Though it might wear a spare tire on its tail like the hard-core SUVs of yore, don't let that throw you off. The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is actually a practical, fuel-efficient choice for frugal families on the go.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4 ECOTECGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehiclesFWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SLE-1FWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door XLSFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
AutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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