2010 GMC Terrain Review – all-new compact SUV emphasizing MPG and utility

Thursday January 14th, 2010 at 8:11 AM
Posted by: mash

2010 GMC Terrain

By Mary Ellen Ash


  • 7″ touch-screen center console
  • Great MPG for an SUV
  • Ample and rugged in the rear for people and cargo
  • Entertainment system
  • Excellent reverse visibility


  • Finicky touch-screen console system
  • Weak 2.4L I4 engine
  • Heavy movable rear passenger seats
  • No remote start included

Verdict: a great family SUV that is rugged and strong, and yet, very stylish and attractive for everyday use

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Review – Shiny on the outside, GM on the inside.

Wednesday November 18th, 2009 at 2:1111 PM
Posted by: bclark

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

By Bill Clark


  • Bavarian-like ride and handling!
  • Comfy leather seats
  • Interior and exterior styling
  • Programmable power lift gate


  • Feels underpowered even with the upgraded V6
  • Torque steer when driven hard (front wheel drive model)
  • Terrible ergonomics and User interface for electronics

Station wagons carry lots of stuff and drive like regular cars, but they have been labeled the most uncool cars in the world. People seem to avoid them like the plague. Large SUVs are great, but synonymous with gas guzzling and poor handling – and many are based on rough-riding truck chassis. There’s a great middle-ground called the crossover segment and Chevy has made a valiant effort to capture their fair share of this emerging market with the newly restyled Equinox. I’d go so far as to say they’ve built a crossover that can legitimately compete with the popular Japanese and European offerings. Really!

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