The GMC Terrain is a crossover SUV launched in the 2010 model year. It was GMC's entry into the nascent compact crossover space. It was slotted between the compact and midsize models. The first-generation GMC Terrain performed well and attracted many new customers to the GM brand. Its success resulted in GM introducing second-generation Terrain in the 2018 model year. The new compact model had a brand-new design, many new technology features, and a very refined cabin. The Terrain is competing in a highly competitive segment and to stay at the forefront of this segment it has to consistently bring the heat. Here are five reasons that people buy the GMC Terrain.
The GMC Terrain has aesthetics that turn heads. It doesn't fade into the background. The second-generation Terrain uses the latest iteration of GMC design. That includes bold new styling cues, a very slick-looking fascia, as well as a cool-looking floating roof rear C-pillar. Plus, it has attractive bright aluminum wheels.
Built on the GM D2XX platform, the GMC Terrain incorporates a lighter weight as well as higher torsional rigidity than GMC's architecture on the first-generation Terrain. The new GMC Terrain feels much livelier behind the wheel, almost has a sports car feel and is fun to drive every day. The new GMC Terrain has great driver involvement and pleasantness to make people excited to drive it. The CUV has a 252 horsepower, 2.0 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Working with a nine-speed gearbox, the engine gives the GMC Terrain sprightly performance.
The interior of the GMC Terrain is impressive. Riding in its well-insulated cabin is a very pleasant experience for both the driver and the passengers because its noise canceling technology and solid dampening keeps exterior noise and the vibration the engine and chassis mounts at very low levels. The result is a quiet comfortable ride that people enjoy.
The GMC Terrain has an excellent infotainment system. It features a bright, responsive, eight-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. Plus, an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is available. There is even the option to get rear-seat entertainment. The infotainment system on the GMC Terrain responds quickly to commands, is easy to operate, and has clear graphics and logical menus.
Buyers of the GMC Terrain will be happy to know that there are lots of spots inside of the CUV for all of their important things in storage spaces throughout the vehicle. If you look behind the rear seats you will find cargo space of up to 30 cubic feet. Fold down the rear seat and the storage space inside the GMC Terrain expands to an amazing 63.3 cubic feet. There are shelves on the doors, as well as under the dashboard on the passenger side. The compact CUV also has lots of great passenger room.