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GMC Terrain

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GMC Terrain 2018 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: SLE
The redesigned Terrain is a corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Equinox but a few critical differences compromise it, even though it is positioned as a more premium offering. We found it to be loud, stiff riding, and visibility is severely hampered. The base engine is a lackluster 170-hp 1.5-liter, and the uplevel choice is a significantly stronger 252-hp 2.0-liter. The 2.0-liter turbo is mated to a nine-speed automatic that's not the swiftest or the smoothest. Unfortunately, the Terrain's gear selector is controlled by unintuitive-to-operate dash-mounted push buttons. The infotainment system is one of the easier ones to use and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. For active safety, forward-collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, and blind-spot warning are offered.

Road Test

General Motors has positioned the new GMC Terrain as a premium alternative to its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Equinox. But we don't think it's worth the extra cost. We found the Terrain lacking in some key areas, such as ride comfort, handling ag...


  • Strong acceleration with optional 2.0-liter turbo
  • Impressive braking performance


  • Loud cabin
  • Stiff ride

Best Version to Get

The SLT version with the Driver Alert package II gets you FCW and low-speed AEB. This package requires the Driver Alert package I, which includes blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning. You can also get this package on the lower SLE trim. The top Denali trim brings interior and exterio...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/60,000 miles
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (170 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 turbodiesel (137 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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