The GMC Terrain is a mid-size crossover SUV. According to GM, it replaced the Pontiac Torrent which was sold in the same dealerships prior to GM dropping the Pontiac brand. The Terrain shares engineering with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While the two vehicles use the same platform and drivetrain, the Terrain's body panels and standard features differ from those of the Equinox.
The 2010 Terrain debuted at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. For the 2013 model year, the GMC Terrain receives the Denali trim which consists of more chrome trim and slightly improved interior quality.