A Refreshed 2016 GMC Terrain Debuts in New York
By Anthony Alaniz
The GMC Terrain, the step-up compact SUV offering from General Motors, was unveiled ahead of this year’s New York auto show with a host of new features and a refreshed design.
While not much has changed under the metal, there have been many subtle changes to the brand’s second best-selling vehicle. Up front, there is a new grille, hood and LED daytime running lights. Out back, the rear fascia has been updated.
SLE and SLT trims not only receive Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as available options, but also chrome-accented grille designs. There are also new, 18-inch wheel designs offered for non-Denali models, with new 19-inch designs specific to the Denali trim.
Inside, changes are more subtle. There’s a revised instrument panel stack with new storage shelf and control graphics. On the SL and SLE models, there is premium cloth seat fabric while there is a new Saddle Up leather offering available on SLT models. On the Denali model, there is a new Light Titanium/Jet Black interior combo.
A 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine is standard with an optional 3.6-liter V-6 offering delivering 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque.
While the list of updates to the 2016 GMC Terrain are nominal at best, it gives the compact SUV a fresh look with fresh features that will likely keep it as GMC’s number-two model.