The Terrain is the starter GMC in terms of both size and purchase price, and shares its underpinnings with the Chevrolet Equinox. Base MSRP for a four-cylinder front-drive Terrain SL is $24,070 plus destination; a rearview camera, keyless entry, and Bluetooth phone connectivity are standard. Trim levels climb through SLE-1 (SiriusXM radio, among other details), SLE-2 (power driver's seat, more available options) and SLT (leather upholstery, navigation, etc.) before topping out with the Denali at $34,275 plus destination. Buying a V6 Terrain first requires selecting the SLE-2 or above, and then adding $1,500. All-wheel drive (available on all except the SL) costs another $1,750.
The standard motor is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with variable valve timing and 182 horsepower. The available 3.6-liter V6 packs 301 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is used on all models. EPA estimates range from a rather impressive 21 city/31 highway for a front-drive, four-cylinder Terrain, to a less cheerful 16 city/23 highway when the V6 and all-wheel-drive are selected.
- A battery of driver safety aids (blind zone and cross-traffic alerts, collision warning, lane departure warning) is available on the SLE-2 and SLT, and standard on the Denali.
- The Denali also piles on plenty of trim and luxury features, including genuine mahogany in the cabin, providing the full luxury experience at at a midmarket price.
- If you have a shiny take on life, the Chrome Edition package applies the reflective material to door handles and external mirrors. If you feel more in tune with the Dark Side, the Nightfall dress package adds a slate of charcoal-colored accent pieces.