The all-new 2018 GMC Terrain is quickly becoming the most popular compact SUV on the market. But the word compact doesn’t do the Terrain justice. This vehicle offers big capabilities in a small package. Feeling small is sometimes a good thing. You don’t always want to feel like you are driving a big rig when you are jetting around town. The good news is, the Terrain feels small when you are barreling down the highway or pulling into parking space, but from the inside, you will notice it actually has a very spacious interior.
And a good-looking one at that! The interior has that updated, luxurious look that car-buyers are looking for, and now they can have it in a fun, sporty SUV. The safety features are worth noting because they are off-the-charts advanced. The 2018 GMC Terrain also includes OnStar 4G LTE WiFi with a built-in hotspot. This feature, alongside all the new tech advances, will instill confidence in any safety-conscious driver. All of this and more is what makes the 2018 GMC Terrain a dependable vehicle you can count on.
The 2018 GMC Terrain mechanics are nothing to scoff at. With a 1.5L turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 203 lb.-ft. of torque and 9-speed automatic transmission, this compact SUV has its fair share of power. Drivers now have the option of using front or all-wheel drive alongside 4-wheel antilock disc brakes. And if that isn’t powerful enough, buyers have the option to choose between the 2.0L turbocharged SIDI 4-cylinder engine with 252 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque or the 1.6L Turbo-Diesel DOHC 4-cylinder engine with 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. These are available on SLE and SLT packages.
The 2018 GMC Terrain has a single engine configuration. The GM 9-speed automatic transmission will ace highway roads as well has winding, hilly terrain. It shifts smoothly and remains in optimal gear.
It provides the amount of punch needed for a compact SUV like the 2018 GMC Terrain. With its unique suspension calibration, it gives the fun little car an athletic driving feel. Your driving will even feel more precise than originally anticipated. All without the addition of Magnetic Ride Control, which is obsolete in a vehicle like this one. It already comes with so much more added power, and chassis tuning, it is set apart from other SUVs and even other Terrains from years past.
The 2018 GMC Terrain has many technological updates as mentioned previously. The standard 8” diagonal Color Touch Infotainment System does come fully equipped with all of the tech goodies: AM/FM SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay AM/FM/Navigation. But did you know it also comes with a power sunroof and dual-zone automatic front climate control?
And it wouldn’t be a sports-utility vehicle if it didn’t come with trailering equipment. This comes alongside the power programmable liftgate and the very useful Remote Vehicle Start. The Fleet Convenience Package even includes the cargo convenience net and soft cargo netting, everything you need if you are pulling cargo or storing it inside!
It’s 2018, so you know this vehicle comes standard with a ton of new technology upgrades – like the evolutionary gear selector. The 2018 GMC Terrain features a combination of buttons and toggle switches giving you five selections total.
The best part is how intuitive it is! The 2018 GMC Terrain gear selector immediately shifts into “park” when the vehicle is turned off. Just one more way that cars are getting “smarter” and how technology is working to make our lives easier. It also comes standard with the Rear Seat Reminder and a 360-degree surround view backup camera system.
The 2018 GMC Terrain gear selector gives the driver even more control over their driving experience than ever before. Its why buyers are opting to get the most advanced trims, because they want and deserve a more premium look and texture. And the technology available makes the interior of the car look seamless and cutting-edge.
The 2018 GMC Terrain has many select standard safety features. The makers of the Terrain obviously had the safety and security of both drivers and passengers in mind. These include front and side-impact airbags for driver and front passenger, head curtain side-impact for all rows. And the all necessary and comprehensive OnStar Basic Plan for five years including Advanced Diagnostics Available OnStar 4G LTE and a built-in WiFi hotspot.
The hotspot will connect you and your devices to the internet at 4G LTE speed. Another amazing feature is the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Safety features do not ensure safe driving. However, many of the features included ensure that the driver will remain attentive to traffic, surroundings, and road conditions. The safety features include even more vehicle highlights including Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
The stylish interior of the 2018 GMC Terrain includes five passenger seating, with front reclining bucket seats. The steering wheel column has single-zone manual front climate control tilt/telescopic and is adjustable. It looks great next to the Rear Vision Camera System. And it has all the features you would expect: cruise control, power windows with driver express-down, and a 7” diagonal Color Touch Infotainment System with AM/FM SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Not to mention the standard USB port with auxiliary input jack and Bluetooth wireless technology.
There is a rear-window defogger, remote keyless entry, and programmable power door locks. It also comes with a compact spare tire and jack! The gorgeous looking exterior has intermittent front windshield wipers. And the front is enhanced with halogen projector-beam headlamps. The tires are all-season Blackwall tires with shiny 17″ aluminum silver painted wheels. The manual liftgate with wiper/washer is power adjustable with heated exterior mirrors.