The 2010 GMC Terrain -- mechanical twin of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox -- will never compete with its bowtie brother for sales, but is it better looking? We'd like to get your opinion: which of General Motors' new compact SUVs do you like more?
The Equinox's front styling (above) is rounder and softer than the Terrain's (at left), and, we would argue, better looking, too. As much as we like the brightwork of the GMC's grille, the Chevy's styling appears less forced.
Around the back, the Terrain (below) is once again the bolder of the duo. Oversized wheel arches bulge, perhaps in an attempt to make the SUV look larger and more masculine. The clearest difference between the two here is in the C-pillar. We're not sure which we prefer: the upright C-pillar of the Terrain or the forward-slanted C-pillar on the red Equinox.
You won't find dramatic changes made to either SUV inside. Sure, the color schemes are different and there's a GMC badge on the steering wheel where a Chevy badge rests on the Equinox, but we don't think you could go wrong with either SUV.
So you've seen the photos and read the blog. It's your turn: do you prefer either the Equinox or the Terrain?
Photo order: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox front view, 2010 GMC Terrain front view, 2010 Chevrolet Equinox rear view, 2010 GMC Terrain rear view, 2010 Chevrolet Equinox interior, 2010 GMC Terrain interior