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2010 GMC Terrain - Click above to watch the videos after the jump

The GMC Terrain is still getting ready for its New York Auto Show debut, but we've already been given a full dossier of the newest General Motors crossover over the weekend. The Terrain will share underpinnings and powertrains with the 2010 Chevy Equinox, including a direct injected 2.3-liter engine capable of 30 mpg on the highway. As much as the Equinox and Terrain are the same, though, the similarities end when the discussion turns to sheetmetal. The Equinox looks like a far more refined version of its predecessor, while the all new Terrain looks, well, decidedly different than anything in the GMC lineup (and anything on the road, for that matter).

GM has released a video walkaround where stylists and brand executives talk about the Terrain's bold new look, its packaging, and its performance. In addition, we came across some B-roll of the 2010 Terrain out on the open road, and we think it's worth a look. The video is nearly 10 minutes long, though, and the first six minutes are rolling shots of the GMC crossover out in the country. Things get more interesting after that with a detailed look at the Terrain's interior. If you're pressed for time, though, skip right to the eight minute mark to see some cool CGI video. It shows that the Terrain has some neat features, like a pull forward second row that enables more cargo space and a center console that can swallow a laptop whole.

As might reasonably anticipated, we've also detected a wide range of opinions in the comments section about the aesthetics of this latest GMC, and we've decided to put it to a vote... where do you see the Terrain stacking up on a scale of one to ten in terms of styling?

Hit the jump to see both videos and cast your vote!




[Sources: FastLane Blog via YouTube; GM TV]


On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you rate the styling of the 2010 GMC Terrain?
1 out of 10 204 (8.3%)
2 out of 10 159 (6.5%)
3 out of 10 190 (7.7%)
4 out of 10 179 (7.3%)
5 out of 10 178 (7.2%)
6 out of 10 213 (8.7%)
7 out of 10 385 (15.7%)
8 out of 10 475 (19.3%)
9 out of 10 233 (9.5%)
10 out of 10 240 (9.8%)


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      • 6 Years Ago
      wow..it looks like the GMC guys had a Kegger.. and thought a jeep compass and an escalade would make an excellent mash up... um..I through up in my mouth...I say bancruptcy is the onlything that might save the 5 people who might buy this from doing so.. Actually worse than the Aztek... It's make the Aztek look forward thinking... UG---LEEEE
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front is a bit extreme, but I don't hate it, and the back is alright. I just really, really can't stand those wheel arch things. They remind me of the tacked-on tubs they use over dually wheels on big pickups, and are no more pleasing here. Those things just scream at you from almost any angle and they overpower the other features.
      Jeremy Wayne
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks great. I gave it an 8. I kept thinking that it's cross between the Acadia and the Envoy. I don't know why everyone is calling it an SUV when it's a crossover. I guess GM did their job to make it look like an SUV. The only thing that concerns me is the SLT looks like it has a lot of chrome; so if they were to make a Denali, they would have to just paint it chrome. I like it better than the Equinox; the Equinox looks like it stole the Vue's headlights and seems too classy for Chevy (which isn't a bad thing) but I just never think of Chevy as being classy. Anyways the Terrain is pretty decent looking and I would get one if I was looking for a vehicle in that segment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it for the type of vehicle it is. For a "SUV" (note the quotes), the lines look good. I wouldn't get one though because I'm tired of small SUV = front wheel drive car with SUV body. I like that it has a 4 cyl, and I like the design, I just don't like that it's a street mobile.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To be honest, it's no uglier than the pilot. Except this is starting to grow on me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Jared (post 6) stop being a racist. Besides VW makes 5-door Golfs for a reason, it's just that many Americans are too pretentious- that's why we have before us a 4-cylinder vehicle that is upright, but will never go offroad. At least those wagon owners are honest with themselves.

      Which reminds me, I have a new name for this vehicle that will appeal to it's target demographic: the "GMC SERIOUSLYISWEARIMNOTGAY XT" then right beneath that badge, it a big, macho script "CREWCAB BOOYEA BYOTCHES!"

      I mean really, we all know that despite the presumption that those big, manly arches are supposed to insinuate the use of large tires, the stripped-down models that will inevitably clog the ghost town that is a GMC lot will have minuscule stock wheels, which will further humiliate this vehicle as nobody buys it.

      GM needs to stop putting everything on the shoulders of the Volt and approach EVERY vehicle they intend to sell with the determination of a company that does not want to die.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the guy EPYX hit the nail on the head. Square wheel wells???? Tires are round. You would think GM engineers would know this. Big square wheel wells look terrible on the Terrain and they look terrible on all other GM products. They need to fire there design team and hire some new people that did live in the stone age before round wheels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yet another bastard child of the Aztek. This is a Rhino without a horn. Why is it that GM constantly employs the designers rejected by BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin, etc.? This is your bailout dollars hard at work?!

      For crying out loud GM, make a f**king product that blows the imports away!!! I don't want to see the domestic manufacturers fail, but if you can't learn a crying thing from the competition (which continually makes you look retarded), then none of you guys at the top should have a job! In this case, it's not the UAW's fault that this will fail.

      FIRE YOUR DESIGNERS, AND SCOOP THE EUROPEANS INSTEAD!!!

      Sorry if that hurt your feelings. Just my opinion :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I said this before but this car looks "bloated", many in here rave about its MPG but an average consumer will look at this car say that it is too big and probably eats a lot of gas. Perception.

      Mane look at tiny CR-V and think that it gets good MPG, but that is NOT the case, so i think GM should make the grill smaller, ala GLK
      http://media.nextautos.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/vision_glk_bluetec_hybrid-img_8444.jpg


      Overall the car looks nice but the front is just TOO BIG.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Sea Urchin,
        You are seeing how GM's brand work when leveraged properly. If you don't like the in-your-face Yukon styling, then buy an Equinox. It looks bland and boring just like the Japanese x-overs. However there is a market of people driving Envoys, TrailBlazers and Explorers who will probably buy this over a Rav4, CRV, or 'Nox. This CUV I could actually see myself driving (never would of course, love my Suburban too much), but the styling is very attractive to me and it doesn't look like a suppository like the competition.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think it looks alright. segment is a little crowded though, don't you think...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm gonna give it a Firm 8. It's a great looking vehicle, and they say it'll get awesome gas mileage. :thumbsup:
      • 6 Years Ago
      Based on the poll results, I suspect a lot of Aztek owners in here.
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