2010 GMC Terrain  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#33 of 2010 SUVs

#76 of all 2010 vehicles


The Terrain, a mainstay of GMC's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Terrain has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. The Terrain provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 GMC Terrain is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 GMC Terrain has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 GMC Terrain has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0521% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9496%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0521% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9496% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 GMC Terrain is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 GMC Terrain is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8761Mercury MilanNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4GMC TerrainToyota VenzaHonda CR-VVolkswagen PassatSubaru OutbackMazda CX-7Hyundai Santa FeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 GMC Terrain with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 87. The 2010 GMC Terrain is safer than the 2010 Mercury Milan and the 2010 Nissan Rogue and less safe than the 2010 Mazda CX-7, the 2010 Subaru Outback, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat, the 2010 Honda CR-V, and the 2010 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2010 Toyota RAV4 and the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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