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2010 GMC Terrain – Engineered For Safety


The all-new GMC Terrain was designed from the start to meet current safety standards and to incorporate the latest technologies to help protect your family.  GMC safety engineering literally surrounds Terrain occupants, before, during and, thanks to OnStar, even after a crash.

The Terrain unibody structure incorporates a combination of high-strength and other advanced steels, forming full-length frame rails and a safety cage in a single, welded unit.  The structure is designed with front and rear crush zones engineered to collapse in a controlled manner to help absorb crash energy while helping protect the integrity of the occupant compartment.  The safety cage incorporates welded tubular-section members that frame door openings and hep support the roof, and steel members in the doors.  This combination of a single-piece door-aperture and door-beam reinforcements heps reduce side-impact intrusion.  Within the cabin, energy-absorbing materials integrated into the interior trim at strategic locations provide protection for occupants in the vent of a crash.

The State Of The Art In Air Bags

Terrain’s driver and front-passenger air bags incorporate the latest dual-stage technology capable of low-level or high-level bag deployment depending on crash severity.  A dedicated display located in the overhead console indicates the status of the passenger air bag.  For side impacts, air bags mounted on the driver and front-passenger seat provide thorax protection of front-row occupants.  Standard roof-rail-mounted head-curtain air bags provide additional head protection of both front and outboard second-row occupants.  Advanced electronics come into play in the form of the Terrain’s “roll-over” sensor.  it continually measures the vehicle’s status.  When an impending roll-over is detected, the system will deploy the head-curtain side air bags and the vehicle’s safety-belt pretensioners.

OnStar Automatic Crash Response

In a crash, built-in sensors around your vehicle can automatically send an alert to OnStar.  An OnStar Advisor is immediately connected to your vehicle to see if you need help.  Even if you’re unable to respond, the Advisor will use advanced GPS technology to direct emergency help – even in areas of limited cellular reception.  The Advisor can also relay critical crash information to emergency responders, such as severity and type of crash, so responders are better equipped to treat you at the scene.  With Automatic Crash Response, you can get the help you need even if you can’t ask for it.

Convinced?  But don’t just take our word for it.  Find out for yourself.  Stop into Labadie GMC in Bay City Michigan and test drive a new 2010 GMC Terrain today!

Labadie Buick Cadillac GMC is a full service GM dealership serving the Great Lakes Bay Region including Saginaw and Midland.