In 2019, the GMC Terrain arrives with a suite of new updates and improvements. On the outside, the latest Terrain catches your eye with signature C-shaped lights, a bold front grille, a modern exterior, and plenty of chrome accents. The 2019 Terrain offers customers several choices of engines, and it has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. This year’s Terrain is also more versatile than in years past, thanks to seats that fold flat to maximize space so that you can transport items up to eight feet long. Whether you’re hauling work equipment around or you’re planning a weekend surfing or snowboarding, the Terrain is ready for adventure.
At first glance, the GMC Terrain’s striking contours and athletic build leave a lasting positive impression. The addition of ultra-bright HD lights give the Terrain a bold look and also improve its visibility. The lights are designed in a sculpted, unique C-shape design that makes the Terrain stand out from other cars on the road. Depending on the trim level you get, you’ll have a choice of up to eight paint colors, which can be paired with one of three interior color schemes. Completing the Terrain’s stylish exterior are its wheels. Seventeen-inch wheels come standard, but you can upgrade to 19-inch aluminum wheels for a more striking appearance.
On the inside, the Terrain’s luxurious interior will continue to hold your attention. Even the base trim gives you the feeling of a pampered passenger with premium materials that make any drive comfortable, no matter how far you’re going. Throughout the cabin, aluminum trim enhances your Terrain’s upscale feel. Information and entertainment are prioritized with a state-of-the-art infotainment center that has Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. With the electronic precision shift center, you can control the movement of your car with the simple touch of a button. The back row seats and the front passenger’s seat can fold flat to maximize space for cargo as needed. Along with these amenities, which are standard on all trim levels, there are additional available features including a sunroof and premium leather seats that you can order for your Terrain to make it even more comfortable. You may also want to check out these apps that help you maintain your vehicle.
Power and Performance
The base trim and SLE are powered by a 1.5L, four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine that generates up to 170 HP and up to 203 LB-FT of torque. This engine is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The same engine comes standard in the SLT, but you can upgrade to a more powerful 2.0L, four-cylinder engine that produces up to 252 HP and up to 260 LB-FT of torque. This engine is standard on the Denali. You can also get a diesel version of the SLT that has a 2.0L, four-cylinder engine that produces 137 HP and 240 LB-FT of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The SL is the base model. It comes with a variety of enticing features, including standard 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a backup camera, adjustable front seats, and a keyless entry system for convenience. The interior is built to impress with multiple USB ports (two in the front, and two in the back) and a seven-inch infotainment display screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. This trim level rides on 17-inch wheels. Much to the delight of worried parents, it comes with a Teen Driver system that tracks the driving behaviors of younger drivers in the family.
Moving up to the SLE, you’ll get an auto-dimming rearview mirror, more color choices, and more high-quality, refined interior accents. If you choose, you can upgrade to an eight-inch navigation screen. There are also a number of packages and custom features available to complete your Terrain, including a Chrome package and a Black Edition package.
The SLT adds leather seats and more premium interior touches. This trim comes standard with a Driver Convenience package and an infotainment package with a standard eight-inch touchscreen. Navigation is available. There are also more standard safety features in this trim level, including forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The sound quality is improved in this trim with a seven-speaker Bose system.
On the Denali, you’ll get 19-inch aluminum wheels. This trim also has LED lights and standard equipment offered in the packages that are available for the lower levels. Heated, ventilated front seats are standard for maximum comfort. An advanced safety package, which contains a number of driver-assist aids, is also standard.
All in all, the 2019 Terrain is a solid car. With four trim levels to choose from, you have many options available for creating a ride that’s just “you.” This crowd-pleasing SUV offers a convenient package of safety, luxury, and versatility, and it takes you wherever you want to go in style and comfort. For all that it offers, this sturdy SUV is hard to beat.