2015 GMC Terrain

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: The GMC Terrain sees one change of note for 2015: The OnStar communications system adds 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a built-in WiFi hotspot. 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: $$25,560
AWD SLE 1: $28,310
SLE 2: $28,060
AWD SLE 2: $29,810
SLT 1: $29,820
AWD SLT 1: $31,570
SLT 2: $33,065
AWD SLT 2: $34,815
Denali: $35,490
AWD Denali: $37,240

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 GMC Terrain Denali