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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay  

Built on the same platform with the Buick Envision and the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 GMC Terrain was a good answer for economical and affordable SUVs.

The SUV market was growing fast and most car-makers tried to increase their offers in the segment. GM flexed its muscles and developed a new platform for the compact SUV market. The new styling was backed-up by the new technologies involved in the project.

The floating-roof design of the Terrain was a big improvement for the GM design team. While some of the previous SUVs made by GMC were trapped in a conservative design language, the Terrain looked like it was started from a blank sheet of paper, and with a new team. The car was tested in the wind-tunnel to offer a lower drag coefficient. The signature-LED for the daytime running lights, the big grille that looked like a chained-fence and the massive GMC letter in the middle, the Terrain offered a strong and powerful appearance.

Inside, the passengers were delighted by a big interior, obtained due to the transverse engines and the 2.72 m (107.3”) wheelbase. There were more trim levels and a big options list. For the 2018 model, GM offered a standard 7” infotainment display on top of the center stack. The gear-stick was removed and a rotary-knob selector was chosen.

For the engine compartment, the Terrain was offered exclusively with turbocharged 4-cylinder units. The smallest one was 1.5-liter gasoline. There was an option for a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with the same fuel. The most important addition was the 1.6-liter turbodiesel unit, which offered good power and a lot of torque.

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GMC Terrain 2017 - 2021
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.5L 6AT (170 HP)
  • 1.5L 6AT AWD (170 HP)
  • 2.0L 9AT (252 HP)
  • 2.0L 9AT AWD (252 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.6L 6AT (137 HP)
  • 1.6L 6AT AWD (137 HP)

GMC Terrain 1.5L 6AT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L 6AT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1490 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5600 RPM
170 HP @ 5600 RPM
168 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
203 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 RPM
275 Nm @ 2000-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
9-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3327 lbs (1509 kg)

GMC Terrain 1.5L 6AT AWD (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L 6AT AWD (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1490 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5600 RPM
170 HP @ 5600 RPM
168 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
203 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 RPM
275 Nm @ 2000-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)

GMC Terrain 2.0L 9AT (252 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 9AT (252 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
185.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
252 HP @ 5500 RPM
248 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 RPM
353 Nm @ 2500-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
9-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)

GMC Terrain 2.0L 9AT AWD (252 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 9AT AWD (252 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
185.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
252 HP @ 5500 RPM
248 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 RPM
353 Nm @ 2500-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
9-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)

GMC Terrain 1.6L 6AT (137 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6AT (137 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
100.8 KW @ 3750 RPM
137 HP @ 3750 RPM
135 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
325 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)

GMC Terrain 1.6L 6AT AWD (137 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6AT AWD (137 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
100.8 KW @ 3750 RPM
137 HP @ 3750 RPM
135 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
325 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.8 gallons (56.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
72.6 in (1844 mm)
Height
65.4 in (1661 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/62.2 in (1,580/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.9 cuFT (847 L)
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