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GMC Terrain
GMC Terrain 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 SLT 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
The Redesigned 2018 Terrain and its twin, the Chevrolet Equinox, bring tidier dimensions, in line with the small SUV segment. The new Terrain packs the latest infotainment and safety technology, and two four-cylinder turbocharged engines. The base engine is a 170-hp 1.5-liter, and the uplevel choice is a 252-hp 2.0-liter. Both the 2.0-liter and the available four-cylinder diesel are mated to a nine-speed automatic, which is controlled by unintuitive-to-operate push buttons. GMC's IntelliLink infotainment system will be offered in 7- and 8-inch forms, each with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. For active safety, forward-collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning, and blind-spot warning are offered.
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GMC Terrain 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 SLE 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
Like its Chevrolet Equinox twin, the GMC Terrain straddles the small- and midsized-SUV categories. The Terrain has a taut yet supple and controlled ride, with responsive and secure handling. Both the 3.6-liter V6 and the more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine feel sluggish and have to work hard. The reluctant transmission blunts the performance of the V6, and its gas mileage is mediocre. Visibility to the side and rear is limited. At least the rear seat is roomy. 2016 models get a standard rearview camera and available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Reliability has been above average but the Terrain scored too low for us to recommend. A 2018 redesign is coming early next year.
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GMC Terrain 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 SLE-1
The Terrain is GMC's entry in the small to midsized SUV segment. While a decent enough offering, the model's competition is significantly better. The five-passenger mid-size SUV consumes fuel more like seven-passenger full-size models. That said; if you're considering getting one, look for at least an SLE-2, which comes with the power driver's seat. A rearview camera is standard regardless of trim. While the standard four-cylinder engine manages to get the job done, the optional V6 is a more enjoyable choice. Terrain's 2013 freshening brought a more powerful 3.6-liter V6, as well as a revised interior with new infotainment technology. For 2015, changes include a standard built-in WiFi hotspot. Advanced optional safety features, including blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, joined forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems for 2016.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $20,325 - $25,725 $17,735 - $22,985
2015 $18,675 - $27,425 $16,090 - $24,590
2014 $17,075 - $25,925 $14,540 - $23,140
2013 $15,900 - $23,100 $13,275 - $20,275
2012 $13,975 - $17,850 $11,360 - $15,060
2011 $12,275 - $16,350 $9,645 - $13,465
2010 $10,300 - $14,350 $7,700 - $11,500