The 2019 GMC Terrain is an exciting contender in the mid-size crossover segment. It uses the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox and shares a general aesthetic with both the Acadia and the latest Chevrolet Malibu, though its unique styling helps to set it apart. The Terrain's rocker panels are integrated into the doors, narrowing the area over which a passenger must step. The body is stiffened with single-piece side stampings plus high-strength steel in critical areas.
The Terrain benefits from three efficient engine choices, each making use of variable valve timing, direct injection and now diesel. A standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower with an impressive 30 mpg on the highway. A more powerful 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder is optional producing 252 horsepower and 262 lb-feet of torque. Finally the turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine makes less horsepower rated at 137 but makes up for it with 240 foot pounds of torque and up to 39 mpg on the freeway. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard for all trims except the diesel which is paired with a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrains, but all-wheel drive is available.
Storage areas are everywhere in the cabin, including an oversized glovebox, an expanded center console with pass-through storage underneath large enough for a laptop computer. The rear seats feature MultiFlex, which allows the seats to move back and forth a total of eight inches for the best rear legroom in the segment.
Standard equipment on base SL includes Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, six air bags, an anti-theft system, an XM Satellite Radio-ready audio system, iPod and MP3 capability and six months of OnStar service. Power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, as well as power mirrors and automatic headlamps round out the generous standards list.
Equipment on the SLE trim includes satellite radio and heated front seats, and upgrades include LED daytime running lights, a leather steering wheel, 8-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control, an 8-speaker audio system and IntelliLink with Bluetooth audio streaming.
The uplevel SLT trim includes luggage rails, a Bose 8-speaker stereo, heated power seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and remote start standard. Options on the SLT include a rear entertainment system, navigation system, a power sunroof and 18- or 19-inch chrome wheels.
The Terrain Denali is immediately recognizable by its unique wheels, chrome grill, satin chrome accents and unique headlight and tail light design. Inside, the Denali comes with black leather seating surfaces with contrasting stitching, a soft touch instrument panel with French stitching, smoked mahogany wood trim, 8-way power adjustable front seats and a sunroof. The Denali also includes a lane departure warning system, a cross traffic detection system and a power liftgate as standard features. Options on the Denali include a rear seat entertainment system and a navigation system.
Powerful Engine Selections
Sharp Styling Inside And Out
Available All-wheel Drive
The GMC Terrain returns for 2019 with a couple of new options and packages available for this year. The Black Edition is available on SLE and SLT models and includes slick looking 19-inch wheels, a darkened chrome grill, roof rails and exterior accents as well as unique badging. For those wanting to go flashier, a new chrome package adds plenty of shine to the vehicle's exterior. An HD rear vision camera is also available this year as is adaptive cruise control.
Starting about $25,000, the 2019 GMC Terrain is one of the most affordable crossover vehicles in its class -- a class that also includes the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The interior features a dual-cockpit design with ice-blue ambient lighting and sophisticated, classy appearance touches that make it look much more expensive than it is.
Audio system, 7" diagonal GMC Infotainment System includes multi-touch display, AM/FM stereo, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phones
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
SiriusXM Radio, delete
USB data ports, 2, one type-A and one type-C includes auxiliary input jack, located in front center storage bin
USB charging-only ports, 2, located on the rear of the center console
Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
GMC 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Antenna, roof-mounted shark fin
Seats, front bucket
Seat trim, premium cloth
Seat, driver 4-way manual, fore/aft, up/down with recline
Seat, front passenger 4-way manual, fore/aft, up/down with recline
Seatback, passenger side, flat-folding
Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with center armrest
Seat release levers, 2nd row mechanical release levers in cargo area
Rear Seat Reminder
Floor mats, carpeted front
Floor mats, carpeted rear
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 4-spoke
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface
Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
Display, 4.2" multi-color driver information screen (When (Y29) Infotainment Package I is ordered, includes enhanced capability with audio, phone and navigation.)
Compass display, located in the Driver Information Center
Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down
Windows, power with front passenger Express-Down
Windows, power with rear Express-Down
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Keyless Open, includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry
Remote panic alarm
Keyless Start, push-button
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Air vents, 2nd row
Sensor, cabin humidity
Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt
Power outlet, cargo area auxiliary, 12-volt
Sunglass storage, overhead
Map pocket, driver seatback
Map pocket, front passenger seatback
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
Assist handle, driver
Assist handle, front passenger
Assist handles, rear outboard
StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
Hill Descent Control
Daytime Running Lamps, LED signature
Airbags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact driver and front passenger, and roof-rail side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use seat belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child/presence detector (Always use seat belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Rear Vision Camera, integrated into audio system display
OnStar and GMC connected services capable (Fleet orders receive a 3-month trial. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
GMC Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, GMC Smart Driver, Marketplace and more (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer GMC vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
Teen Driver configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report card gives you information on driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
Tire Pressure Monitor manual learn with Tire Fill Alert