Next-generation Terrain is the mid-size SUV GMC needs right now

Closer look at the 2018 GMC Terrain specs and features

Powered by a 170-hp, 1.5L turbo engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 GMC Terrain is completely new – from the more streamlined styling to more available features and advanced safety technologies than the outgoing model.

Some of the standard features include a flat-folding front passenger seat which isn’t common in today’s utility vehicles (but should be); keyless open and start; LED daytime running lights both front and rear; and for a better drive, a Traction Select system that’s driver controllable.


GM’s OnStar comes standard with the Basic Plan free for five years; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included, along with access to a standard in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot which does require a subscription (US customers can opt for the unlimited data plan for $20/month through AT&T).

2018 Terrain Denali with 252-hp engine

There’s always the group that needs to step it up and adding Denali to anything GMC is the way to go. The all-wheel drive Terrain Denali starts at $40,245 US for all-wheel drive and $38,495 for the front-wheel drive model.

Denali Features

Stepping up to the Denali version adds a standard 252-hp, 2.0L turbo engine while rolling on 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels. LED headlamps, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, hands-free power programmable liftgate, an 8-inch diagonal infotainment system with navigation, and Bose premium seven-speaker audio system are all equipped in this trim level. Plus, a list of added safety features including Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert.

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Amee Reehal
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