Embrace the New 2018 GMC Terrain

By Emily Eppley | January 10th, 2017

To perpetuate the premium feel of the Terrain, GMC has increased the power, options, and accents available to put it at the front of its pack. With a body style that’s reminiscent of the Acadia but more compact, the GMC Terrain offers a zippy and luxurious ride.

Just like the previous generation, there are five trim levels but with the addition of three engine choices including two turbocharged gas engines and a turbodiesel. The base is a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with 170 horsepower, and 203 pound-feet of torque and the next step up has a few more ponies to play with a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both gas engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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The big surprise and delight for fans of low-end torque is the diesel engine option on the Terrain. It’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder with 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of twist. And just to keep it interesting, the diesel works with a six-speed automatic transmission instead of the nine to provide a smoother ride.

Keeping with the options theme, there will be both front- and all-wheel drive available depending on the trim level. Moreover, the AWD models will have a FWD mode that decouples the rear wheels when they aren’t needed for improved fuel efficiency.

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The interior looks refined and plush with new accents of aluminum and fine grain wood. The center console has been reworked to provide a more open feel to the cabin and improve storage space. Depending on the trim level, you’ll find a 7- or 8-inch infotainment system with a standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. For more connectivity, you can add GMC’s myGMC smartphone app to remotely start the car, lock and unlock doors and pre-load destinations into navigation.

There’re countless options available with this fresh-faced 2018 GMC Terrain. Expected to be available this summer, prices should be close to the current Terrain models. Contact a team member today for more information.

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Photos are courtesy CarandDriver.com

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