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2022 GMC Terrain

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2022 SLE Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $28,400
2022 SLE All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,000
2022 SLT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,400
2022 SLT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,000
2022 AT4 All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,500
2022 Denali All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,100
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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What's New

With additional trim levels to follow next year, the 2022 Terrain range currently includes two models with revised fascias and grilles, new lights, and wheel designs. Interior fabrics have been revised, infotainment has been improved with wireless smartphone compatibility now coming as standard, and an available Tech Package on SLT models includes parking assistance and a head-up display.

Choosing Your GMC Terrain

The most affordable GMC Terrain is the front-wheel-drive SLE, which costs $30,695 including destination. SLT models start at $33,095, while all-wheel drive is a $1,600 option on both versions.

Engine Choices

For such a big vehicle, it’s perhaps surprising to see a 1.5-liter engine under the Terrain’s hood, though this turbocharged unit does generate 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to either the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission, returning an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 combined in FWD guise. AWD models drop slightly to 25/28/26 MPG respectively.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
1.5-liter Turbo170 hp203 lb-ft

25/30/27 MPG (FWD)

25/28/26 MPG (AWD)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Terrain stands at 29.6 cubic feet with the rear seats in place, and 63.3 cubic feet once they’re dropped.

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Safety Features

There’s little difference between the Terrain’s trim levels when it comes to safety. Both models receive stability control and lane keep assist with lane departure warning, intelligent high-beam headlamps, hill descent control, and forward collision alert with pedestrian braking. SLT receives an HD rear camera, but features like rear park assist, cross-traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control are all options on both models.


SLE models receive a seven-inch infotainment system, which increases to eight inches on SLT. Both have a six-speaker audio system with wireless smartphone compatibility; a Bose audio system is an option on SLT but unavailable on SLE. There’s satellite radio, USB data ports, and WiFi hotspot capability on both trims, though navigation is extra.

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Terrain SLE – MSRP From $30,695

Riding on 17-inch aluminum wheels, SLE Terrains have automatic lights and heated power outside mirrors, plus LED lights. There’s active noise cancellation in the cabin, which further benefits from keyless entry, power locks and windows. The driver has cruise control and wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, while passengers benefit from climate control.

Technophiles will welcome the $795 Infotainment Package I’s larger eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, an HD rear camera, and greater USB/110V connectivity. The GMC Pro Safety Plus pack bundles in lane change and rear cross-traffic alerts with adaptive cruise control and rear parking assistance, all for $695. Then there’s the $1,375 Driver Convenience Package, combining remote start and dual-zone climate with eight-way power plus lumbar for the heated front seats.

Terrain SLT – MSRP From $33,095

You can spot an SLT across the car park thanks to its fog lamps, larger 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, and turn signals in the outside mirrors. Internally, differences over SLE trim include heated front seats with power and lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel matching the perforated leather seating. The cabin’s ambient lighting illuminates an AUX jack and SD card reader; there’s an HD rear vision camera, remote engine start, and a universal home remote.

The GMC Pro Safety package remains a $645 option, but SLT buyers can also add the Infotainment Package II’s Bose premium audio system and navigation for $1,180. The $850 Tech Package brings HD surround vision, plus a head-up display and park assistance at both ends of the car.

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CarsDirect Tip

We’d recommend sticking with SLE trim, but improving its safety and infotainment roster with a couple of affordably-priced packages.

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Expert Review

  • Sharp inside and out
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Loads of standard safety gear
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Aggravating transmission setup
  • Lacks power
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Rugged looks, but it loses big under the hood. The second-generation GMC Terrain hit showrooms in 2018 with a more rugged look, plus it featured an optional 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine for those craving more power. Recently, that potent engine has left, leaving the Terrain looking rugged but lacking the power to back it up.

Looks great, but it lacks power. The 2022 GMC Terrain is a sharp-looking crossover with its C-shaped LED lighting, bold grille, strong body lines, and unique glasshouse shape. Inside, it’s just as sharp with toned-down styling and a truck-inspired steering wheel surrounded by tasteful metallic accents. Add the Denali package, and the Terrain suddenly becomes a near-luxury cruiser.

All those great looks are let down by ho-hum powertrain options. The Terrain once had an optional snappy 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. That’s gone, leaving it with just a 1.5-liter turbo four-pot that wheezes out 170-hp and 203 pound-feet of torque. In a crossover that can exceed 3,600 pounds, this simply isn’t enough power.

Are you planning to tow? Forget about it in the Terrain, as it can tug just 1,500 pounds.

Buyers seeking more pop can find this in the 227-hp Mazda CX-5 or 250-hp Ford Escape, though neither is an overly capable tow machine.

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Slick infotainment, but why is the transmission interface so funky? The 2022 GMC Terrain comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that houses standard wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is a leg up on many competitors that still leave you tethered with all-too-often-glitchy USB cables.

Buyers who are more focused on screen size can get a standard 10.3-inch screen on the CX-5.

With such a great infotainment system, it’s baffling how GMC royally messed up something as simple as a transmission. The touch-and-toggle transmission, uniquely located on the center stack, may be confusing for some drivers. We believe it has a steep learning curve and can be described as frustrating at best.

Plenty of standard safety gear, but gas mileage is living in the past. The 2022 GMC Terrain is completely up to date in the safety department. It comes standard with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and active lane control. Optionally, buyers can add blind-spot monitors and adaptive cruise control. This puts it right up there with its competition, though the Toyota RAV4 gets standard adaptive cruise.

The Terrain is behind the times in fuel economy at up to just 26 mpg city, 30 highway, and 27 combined. That’s not terrible, but it's one mpg highway behind the CX-5 and five mpg highway behind the RAV4. Plus, there’s no hybrid option for thriftier buyers.

Final thoughts. Crossover buyers who are tired of the normal swoopy design will find a sense of ruggedness in the Terrain that almost rivals the RAV4. This makes it an excellent alternative for buyers who are downsizing from a blockier full-size SUV.

However, with its lackluster powertrain and so-so fuel economy, some buyers may prefer to move on to something more capable, like the CX-5 or Escape. Or those looking for fuel economy may go for one of the numerous hybrids on the market.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 170 HP / 203 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 170 HP / 203 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 30 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
63.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
65.4 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
39.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,449 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Alert With Automatic Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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