2017 GMC Terrain SLT

Pros: Flexible passenger and cargo space; smooth powertrains; cabin quietness; “just right” sizing straddles the line between compact and midsize SUVs; availability of ritzy Denali model

Cons: Surprisingly large turning radius complicates close-quarters maneuvering; power steering lacks road feel; middling power in 4-cylinder models

CG Says: After gaining refreshed styling last year, the GMC Terrain is essentially unchanged for 2017, save for a new Nightfall Edition appearance package available on SLE-2 and SLT models. Terrain carves out its own niche in the midsize-SUV market with its “trucky” styling and luxury-leaning Denali model. The Denali adds a large number of comfort, convenience, and safety features, not to mention styling enhancements and improved ride quality. Though the 4-cylinder engine lacks needed muscle in certain situations, you might want to consider it over the V6. It’s not only less expensive and more fuel efficient, but it’s quieter, too. You could put that savings toward all-wheel drive or a higher trim level, perhaps even the ritzy Denali.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SL: $24,070
SLE 1: $$27,300
AWD SLE 1: $29,050
SLE 2: $28,800
AWD SLE 2: $30,550
SLT: $30,920
AWD SLT: $32,670
Denali: $34,275
AWD Denali: $36,025

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-31

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
301
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-24

2016 GMC Terrain Denali 3/4 front
2017 GMC Terrain Denali
2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition
2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition