2022 GMC Terrain: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

John Diether
Automotive Editor - March 25, 2021

Model Preview

The GMC Terrain will receive a mid-cycle refresh for 2022 that includes a more rugged front appearance, revised LED exterior lighting, and upgraded interior materials. All models gain wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The new AT4 variant promises enhanced off-road capability. The optional 2.0-liter engine, which few buyers select, will be discontinued.

The Terrain is a compact, two-row crossover with room for five to travel comfortably, along with 29.6 cubic feet of cargo. With the rear seat folded, load space expands to 63.3 cubic feet, an average showing for this class.

GMC will continue to offer the budget SL trim for buyers who want just the basics. The SLE provides more conveniences and access to most popular options. The Terrain moves into luxury territory with the SLT, which features leather seats, a hands-free liftgate, remote start, and a heated steering wheel. The AT4 will be equipped like the SLT, but with special off-road hardware. The line-topping Denali gets a premium leather interior, a more refined suspension, and unique exterior trim.

The Terrain's standard infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, six speakers, four USB ports, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The available 8-inch system adds navigation and HD radio. The Denali features Bose sound and wireless device charging.

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All Terrain models will be powered by the carryover 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, buyers can expect up to 27 miler per gallon in combined driving. All-wheel drive is standard on the AT4, and optional on the SLE, SLT, and Denali.

The Terrain will offer a strong set of standard and available safety features. All models come with lane keeping assist, front collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and automatic emergency braking. An optional bundle provides adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and a head-up display. An automated parking system and surround-view camera are exclusive to the Denali

Pricing & Release Date

A majority of 2022 Terrain trims will arrive at dealers this summer. Denali trims won't be available until the fall.

Official pricing is not yet available but a slight price hike wouldn't be surprising. The Terrain currently ranges from $26,195 to $39,495 including destination.

The Terrain's key competitors include the Ford Bronco Sport, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Jeep Cherokee.

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