2018 GMC Terrain: Weird looks standard, all turbo SUV has optional diesel

The 2018 GMC Terrain is smaller, and swaps the boxy and ugly looks of the first-gen for rounder and weird looks because of its C shaped headlamps.

Credit: John F. Martin for GMC

2018 GMC Terrain Denali - front

Based on the second generation (2018) Chevrolet Equinox, the new GMC Terrain is smaller, and has an all turbo engine lineup.

The 1.5 and 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engines have a 9-speed auto, while the 1.6-liter diesel is unique to the class now that Volkswagen is abandoning diesel engines because of dieselgate.

Standard features on the new Terrain include 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, and traction selection. High end SLT models have 18-inch wheels, bifunction LED headlamps, surround view cameras, automated braking, lane keeping assistance, and blind spot warning.

FWD is standard, and AWD is optional. The top spec Terrain Denali has chrome grille and highlights, 19-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, 7-speaker Bose sound system, navigation, and programmable power tailgate

The new GMC Terrain goes on sale in the USA during the summer of 2017.



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2018 GMC Terrain: Weird looks standard, all turbo SUV has optional diesel