The compact crossover that's big for its class, the Terrain delivers enough passenger comfort to make you think twice about the need for a larger vehicle. Add the available V6 engine and posh trim, and you have a credible alternative to luxury vehicles costing thousands more.
What's New for 2017
Aside from the addition of a Nightfall appearance package, the Terrain is unchanged.
Choosing Your GMC Terrain
The Terrain offers a relaxing five-passenger interior with a rear seat that slides and reclines. Fold it down and you have 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal. Ride quality is a definite strong suit, as is the hushed cabin environment. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is good for 182 horsepower. The optional 3.6-liter V6 provides a massive boost to 301 horsepower and allows the Terrain to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive can be added to most models.
The Terrain is offered in five trim levels that cover a broad swath of the compact crossover market:
The popularly equipped SLE-2 remains our pick for overall value, and it gives you access to the fine V6 and other important options. While the Denali is expensive for this class, plenty of buyers want it, so you might find it well worth the price.