The 2020 GMC Terrain returns largely unchanged, but it does add a few active safety features to the list of standard equipment. The biggest other changes are the discontinuation of the previously available 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine, and the former Black Edition package is now named the Elevation Edition.
Choosing Your GMC Terrain
The GMC Terrain is offered in four trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali. Pricing starts at $26,195 for the base SL and climbs to $39,495 for the range-topping Denali.
A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes standard on the SL, SLE, and SLT, while the Denali gets a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. The latter is also optional on the SLT trim for $3,095.
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Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available on the SLE, SLT, and Denali for $1,600. The AWD system includes a front-wheel-drive setting for maximum efficiency.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Terrain is available only as a five-passenger crossover. It has a cargo capacity of 29.6 cubic feet behind the second row, but space expands to 63.30 cubic feet with it folded.
Newly standard on all trims are automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. The Denali also gets blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors as standard.
The Driver Alert Package I ($695) on the SLE includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, and more. This package costs $645 on the SLT.
The SL and SLE are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wi-fit hotspot capability, Bluetooth, and four USB ports (two in front and two in back). The SLT gets an 8-inch infotainment system and satellite radio, while the Denali adds navigation and wireless charging.
The SLE's optional Infotainment Package I ($895) brings the 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, and more. The Infotainment Package II ($1,180) on the SLT adds HD radio and a seven-speaker Bose audio system to the mix.
The SL base trim is limited in available colors and offers no option packages, yet the base model’s standard features list includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED taillights, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless open and start, and an acoustic windshield for added noise isolation. Its base model status shows with cloth seat trim, single-zone climate control, and four-way manual front seats.
The SLE is a significant step up in price over the SL and it adds more retail-friendly features like more colors, though for $495, a color digital driver display, rear carpeted floor mats ,and rear seat folding levers in the cargo area.
Add remote start, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control through the Driver Convenience Package ($1,375). This package also opens the door to the Driver Alert Package I.
The SLT trim adds perforated leather seating, roof-mounted side rails, the features from the Driver Convenience Package, and 18-inch wheels. Upgrade to a hands-free power liftgate with the Preferred Package ($1,250), which also adds a heated steering wheel and memory functionality for the driver's seat and outside mirrors.
The Denali receives the larger engine, an enhanced suspension, the hands-free power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, additional chrome trim, dual exhaust outlets, and LED headlights. Also included are the features from the Preferred Package, a six-way power front passenger seat, and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.
Buyers can unlock adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, heated rear outboard seats, and ventilated front seats through the Denali Premium Package ($1,445).
The 2020 GMC Terrain SLT packs many of the features expected in today’s $30,000-plus crossover, plus it opens the door to the additional power of the optional larger engine.