May 2, 2019
Incredibly appealing when properly equipped, the 2019 GMC Terrain is a small SUV that’s able to tow up to 3,500 pounds. This is a vehicle that has seating for five people, and it comes in four different trim levels, which are the base SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali. With this vehicle, consumers can choose from three different engines, a unique offering for the SUV segment. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is an available option. Drivers can switch between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive using a simple knob.
The base SL is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. GMC paired the engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SL comes with goodies like two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth. It also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as a six-speaker audio system. With the SLE trim, buyers will have access to additional color choices as well as different amenity options and packages. The SLT trim comes with upgrades like leather seats, rear parking sensors and USB ports while the Denali trim features a 2.0-liter engine, 19-inch wheels and distinctive styling accents.
Car manufacturers are starting to offer packages with their vehicles instead of just trim options. For the Terrain, buyers can go with the Driver Convenience package. It comes with heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Consumers have the option of going with the Infotainment I package, which includes navigation, a rearview camera, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. GMC is also offering a Driver Alert I package. With this one, consumers will get a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. The carmaker is also offering a system that vibrates to alert the driver.
The Terrain’s 1.5-liter turbocharged engine delivers plenty of zip out on the roadway. When tested, the vehicle went from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 9.3 seconds. The brakes operate well, and those who test drive the SUV are sure to notice the solid connection between the vehicle’s stopping power and pedal pressure.
This mid-size SUV handles twisty roads well. It limits body roll, making occupants feel secure while traveling. When the rear seats are folded, the vehicle offers 63 cubic feet of cargo room, which is plenty for groceries or several suitcases during road trips.
Mid-size SUVs like the Terrain are all the rage these days, and this one features the kind of quality that is sure to tempt buyers. GMC is offering this vehicle in colors like Red Quartz, Smokey Quartz, and Coppertino Metallic. Along with being in the just-right category of vehicles, the Terrain is delightful to drive.