2018 GMC Terrain has been redesigned and it will definitively impress everyone. Just on the first sight, we will notice GMC’s attention to make it unique and revised on every level. This model has always been one of the best-selling small SUVs. So now, with more efficient engines, premium interior design and technology and refreshed exterior, New Terrain will surely attract even more potential buyers.
The Terrain will be available is several trim levels which will differ in drive configuration and equipment. So, those will be SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trims. It will compete against Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape.
2018 GMC Terrain powertrain and performance
2018 GMC Terrain will use the same engines that power Equinox. The first is a 1.5-liter turbo-4 which is able to make 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The second is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. This one will produce 252 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. The power will be sent to all wheels via nine-speed automatic transmission. The last option is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel which is now used for the first time in this model. This one will produce 137 horses and will be paired with a six-speed automatic. It will be offered with all-wheel and front-wheel drive systems.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior of 2018 GMC Terrain will get fresher look and bold design. Its body will keep the boxy look but it will be better sculpted. Its shape will look alike a bigger Acadia. A larger, redesigned grille and C-shaped LED lighting will highlight the front end. The Denali trim will feature satin chrome grille, chrome door handles and handles and LED headlamps. 19-inch extra bright aluminum wheels will be seen On Denali model while the other trims will ride on 17- inch (standard on SLE trim) or 18-inch wheels (standard on SLT).
Inside, 2018 GMC Terrain will be revamped too. It will represent a mixture of style, high quality materials and comfort of the highest level. The cabin is very spacious and all the passengers will have plenty of leg and headroom. The center console is going to be expanded and revised. It will also feature a 7- or an 8-inch touchscreen display with infotainment system. As well, new Terrain will get new Teen Driver and Rear Set Reminder too. The rear seats can be folded if needed for extra cargo space. Furthermore, the cabin will be much quieter now because of the new active noise cancellation. When it comes to safety, it is said that Automaker has expanded standard and a choice of optional features. Some of them will be: airbags, a surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitors, active lane control, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
Release date and price
According to the latest news, new 2018 GMC Terrain will hit the market this summer. As for the price, it will vary depending on a trim. Therefore, for SLE version, the starting price will be around $28,000. SLT trim is expected to be $31,400 and the last, Denali should cost around $37,500.