GMC has long been known for trucks and solid SUVs. However, the recent popularity of car-based crossovers has brought an evolution to this brand, and Terrain is GMC latest model to compete in this class. As a small crossover, the 2018 GMC Terrain stands out thanks to its stylish cabin, versatile back seats, many standard features and sophisticated driving manners. Together with its mechanically identical brother the Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain is a smart choice for your next SUV.
The 2018 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover sold in four trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali.
The 2018 GMC Terrain SL, SLE and SLT trim come with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
Standard on the Denali and optional on the SLE and SLT is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes with dual exhaust tips and larger wheels. A nine-speed automatic transmission are standard for both engines. In track testing, the 2018 GMC Terrain Denali AWD accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.
Also available for the 2018 GMC Terrain SEL and SLT is a turbocharged 1.6-liter diesel four-cylinder engine generates 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
All three engines come standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive available as an option. A knob in AWD-equipped Terrains allows drivers to switch between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.
EPA fuel economy for the base engine with FWD stands at 28 mpg combined (26 city/30 highway) and (26/24/28) for the AWD. The 2.0t engine rated at (24/22/28) with FWD and (23/21/26) for AWD. The diesel engine rated at (32/28/39) with FWD and (32/28/38) with AWD.