Introduction to the Terrain
Debuting in 2010, the GMC Terrain became GMC's smallest crossover SUV, knocking over three of GMs previous SUVs in the Envoy, Ascender and Pontiac Torrent. The Terrain displays similar characteristics to the Chevy Equinox, and shares the same theta platform as the Torrent. The GMC Terrain boasts favorable reviews and is hailed as one of the most affordable mid-sized crossovers to return most value for its price. Although the base price is higher than that of the Equinox, consumers are getting more standard features than one might expect from a mid-sized GMC. The Terrain, one of GM's strongest nameplates in the recent market, offers the complete package: looks, comfort, luxury, performance and purpose.
Terrain at First Glance
GMC Terrain gracefully stands between the Pontiac Torrent and Chevy Equinox, but looks neither like a Chevy nor a Pontiac. It carries a great balance of sophisticated curves and cutting-edge style, and is even more groomed for its 2015 model. More than a compact but not quite a midsized SUV, this crossover offers fuel-economy without any compromise for true utility vehicle practicality.
The 2015 GMC Terrain is available in both SLE and SLT trims. Each trim offers different standard offerings and options, including 17-inch alloy rims, a voice navigation system, and lane departure warning.
Terrain's Powertrain and Performance
Under the hood, the 2015 GMC Terrain carries a 2.4 liter V4 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. This aluminum, direct fuel injection engine pumps out 182hp @6700 rpm along with 172 lb-ft of torque. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems are available.
With these standard features, GMC Terrain can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 9.4 seconds, while earning a best-in-class 22/32 EPA rating. You can add more power to your Terrain by opting for a 264 hp V6, an all-aluminum six cylinder engine that will boost your towing capacity from 1500 lbs to a herculean 3500 lbs.
An Inside Look
With 63.9 cu ft of cargo capacity, the 2015 GMC Terrain is a perfect fit for families. In addition to space, the level of quality, comfort and quietness inside the cabin is what makes the Terrain so special. Luxury can be added to that list for a price, but the standard package, including Bluetooth, touch-screen audio system and rearview camera, makes the Terrain one of the most well-equipped vehicles in its class.
Final Words on the Terrain
The 2015 GMC Terrain takes the positive points of its predecessors and enhances them to a new standard. With a favorable exterior, a wide array of interior options, and best-in-class performance and handling, no terrain will hold you back in the 2015 GMC Terrain.