The upcoming 2019 GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that shares virtually nothing with its predecessor, except the name of course. New Terrain is a little smaller and more competitive, it is sharply styled, comfortable, and powerful. Three turbocharged options are available under the hood both with front and all-wheel drive system.
The cabin is quieter and packed with plenty of new features. On top of that, there is plenty of storage space, and the whole interior looks kinda cool. The exterior suffered a few changes, and the front end finally doesn’t look like some old train. The top-range model called Denali comes with a greater price but for a reason, as it is packed with latest tech updates and plenty of premium exterior amenities.
2019 GMC Terrain Exterior Features
The exterior is sharp and GMC Terrain is really a good-looking compact SUV. The headlights are attractive with LED accents and the whole body is aesthetic and modern. The new three-crossbars front grille has been installed and with Denali model, the grille features a larger dimension with chrome materials on it.
However, the additional chrome is outside mirrors and even lower panels. Big wheel arches are dismissed and the headlights and taillights are now connected thanks to a single sharp body line.
2019 GMC Terrain Interior and Cargo Space
The approaching 2019 GMC Terrain comes with a functional interior that is also comfortable but we can’t call him luxurious. Even on the Denali trim, too many plastic materials dominate in places like dash or doors. Simply, there is a big difference between exterior and interior. However, it is far from that the interior is looking good. Front seats are comfortable, rears as well, and the cargo space is generous.
The cabin is quieter than before. The instrument cluster is a semi-digital with a small TFT screen. That screen sits between two primary gauges, and temperature and fuel gauges are above. Even the redesign did happen, the HVAC vents are still in the center with the same shape as before.
The steering wheel is smaller with a smaller airbag too. However, it does feature more controls, and the chrome trim is standard. The new FCA’s shifter is also available. It is a logical move by GMC even some expert doesn’t think so. The thing is that from now on, you have to push a button while engaging reverse, but once you get used to it, it does make sense.
The exterior of this model will be available with seven colors Graphite Gray Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, Quick Silver, Summit White, Blue Steel Metallic and Satin Steel Metallic. As for the interior, it will offer with two colors Jet Black/JetBlack and Taupe/ Light Platinum.
2019 GMC Terrain Denali model
The 2019 GMC Terrain Denali model will be the highlights of the company offer. It will provide much more cosmetic modification than the standard one. The additional features like giant cheese-grater-type chrome and also chrome used on the outside mirrors and lower rocker panels will give this SUV very attractive design.
However, in this model and in standard one, not much luxurious plastic dominate the interior. Also, the headrests and stitched dash cover spoil the impression, but with the extra price, one can change this. Like in the standard model, the 2019 GMC Terrain Denali comes with comfortable French-stitched leather and excellent cargo space.
The isolation on this SUV is also perfect and will give you very quiet ride. The interior will also highlight features like heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, real burnished Aluminum accents, Bose Premium 7-speaker sound system and keyless open and start system with many additional features.
2019 GMC Terrain Engine Offers
There are three drivetrain options under the hood of fresh 2019 GMC Terrain. Standard 1.5-liter turbocharged unit with four-cylinder makes 170 HP and 200 lb-ft of torque. This engine is solid for its class and it offers a good fuel economy with better acceleration. The next option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It will make up to 252 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The third engine is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 137 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque. All three engines are available with front or all-wheel drive. Gasoline engines will feature a 9-speed automatic transmission and diesel comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 GMC Terrain Fuel Economy
The first one 1,5 liter engine will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 26/30 mpg for the FWD and 24/28 mpg for the AWD system. The next one is 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 with a 22/28 mpg FWD and 21/26 mpg with the AWD. The last one is also turbocharged diesel inline-4 with EPA rating in city/highway 28/39 mpg FWD and 28/38 mpg AWD.
2019 GMC Terrain Price and Release Date
Starting price of an all-new 2019 GMC Terrain is slightly under $27,000. SLE model is over $29,000 and famous Denali model will cost around $40,000. There is a lot of combinations available, with three engines and couple of trim levels, the customers can choose what they think is the best for their needs. Spring of 2019 is the most likely time of the year when the Terrain is going to debut.