Historically, GMC Terrain has never been a best-seller. And truth be told, GM never had the intention to make the GMC Terrain a volume player, rather the GMC Terrain has always been more of a premium mid-size crossover. 2018 GMC Terrain is no different, with a wide range of trims and price points, the Terrain will attract a colorful customer base. The 2018 GMC Terrain is also available in a diesel engine – if you’re curious about the diversity among the Terrains.
You’ll find noticeable difference in the exterior of this year’s GMC Terrain from previous years. The revised grille design is definitely more attractive now than it was before. Floating roof, quote-shaped headlights all adds up in the newly redesigned look. The length of the 2018 GMC Terrain is 3.2 inches less and a full inch shorter in terms of height. It also shaved off 5.2 inches from the wheelbase and shed almost 350 lbs from previous year. Equipped with standard 19-inch wheels, 2018 GMC Terrain is a solid mid-size crossover.
The redesigned interior has a slick, sporty feel to it. The front and back row have plenty of leg rooms but the head room can be a little tighter for taller people. All trims are equipped with the touchscreen infotainment system that is ready to rock and roll with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The onboard 4G LTE can turn your car into a Wifi hotspot in a matter of a mere touch.
Under the Hood
The 2018 GMC Terrain offers three engine variants: 170 horsepower, 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine; the next step up is the 252 horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine and finally, the 137 horsepower, 1.6-liter, diesel engine. Both the gas engines are paired with nine-speed automatic transmission while the diesel engine has been paired with a six-speed unit. Both the transmission seems to be seamless. However, the diesel model takes some getting used to unless you have driven a diesel before. Thanks to the lighter design, the EPA rating has been an impressive 28/39/32 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The 2018 GMC Terrain comes at a base price of just under twenty-six grand. However, if you fancy the Terrain Denali, all-wheel drive – be prepared to spend around forty-five grand. A well-equipped GMC Terrain will cost you more in the forty-grand range and it’s possible to hit fifty grand with added options and packages.
The 2018 GMC Terrain is one of the finest mid-size crossovers we have reviewed. However, the slightly higher price tag of the Terrain deters quite a few customers. We believe GMC Terrains are as solid as a crossover can be and there are very few crossovers that can match the quality of the Terrains. If you can take care of your GMC Terrain properly, it has the potential to serve your family for tens of years gracefully. Consider a weatherproof car cover from www.CarCover.com to protect the interior and exterior of your GMC Terrain from elements.