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Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - March 26, 2014

Expert Rating

4.5 (Excellent)
21 City / 31 Highway

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2014 GMC Terrain OVERVIEW

The GMC Terrain shares much in common with the Chevrolet Equinox, its corporate cousin. The CUV comes standard with the same 182-horsepower 2.4-liter engine that powers the Equinox, and achieves 32 miles per gallon on the highway in front-wheel drive models; a 301-horsepower V6 is optional for most Terrains, as is all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2014

The 2014 lineup rolls with two new wheel choices, silver sky metallic paint, text message support and Siri Eyes Free.

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Choosing Your GMC Terrain

The Terrain is offered in three different trim packages—SLE, SLT and Denali—with various configurations:

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Unless the lowest possible price is your highest priority, you should skip past the sparsely-equipped SLE1. Standard features include a rearview camera, tilting steering column, USB and auxiliary inputs, ambient interior lighting, and fog lamps. The SLE1 comes only with the four-cylinder engine.

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The SLE2 isn't much more lavish, but does include automatic climate control, a Pioneer sound system, and 19-inch chrome wheels when the optional 3.6-liter V6 is selected. Touchscreen navigation is also available.

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The SLT levels cost a bit more, but add the sort of features many buyers want. Standard features on the SLT1 include perforated leather upholstery and heated front seats.

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The SLT2 includes forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a universal home remote, sunroof and 18-inch chrome aluminum wheels. A rear-seat entertainment system is available on the SLT2.

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The feature-packed Denali includes leather seats, Denali logos, eight-way power driver and passenger seats, dual flow dampers, a side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert system, and a programmable power liftgate. Color touch navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system are optional. The Denali’s looks are improved with a chrome grille, body-color fascias and rocker moldings and satin-chrome accents.

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CarsDirect Tip

The lavishly equipped Denali is also lavishly priced. We recommend a front-wheel drive SLT1 or SLT2 with V6 power—a rarity in the compact CUV class.

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