2017 GMC Terrain Release Date, Review, News

With a powerful V6 engine, a comfortable ride, and a features galore, the new 2017 GMC Terrain promises top-notch performance and an appealing performance. Some of the defining 2017 fetes include an adjustable backseat, a comfortable highway ride, an agile V6 ride, and spacious cabin. Its release date should be expected mid this year.

For 2017, buyers should look forward to new safety features which include but not limited to lane departure control, a blind-spot monitoring, and hill assist. Also, we should expect better styling on its rear and front as well as updated daytime running lights.

2017 GMC Terrain front angle, headlights and grille

This year marks the seventh year for this truck and will undoubtedly mark yet another successful year for this small-to-midsize crossover class. The Terrain still stands out from the rest of the group through its unique square shouldered body and larger-than-average body style. However, newer and more powerful models threaten it some ways.

2017 GMC Terrain exterior, black color, alloy wheels

To its credit, the new GMC Terrain still offers some of the best features and appealing qualities that have defined its long existence in its segment. However not everything is a bed of roses for the Terrain. Some of the vehicle’s shortcomings include an unavailable Bluetooth audio control, less cargo space than its formidable rivals, a sluggish four-cylinder engine, unintuitive touchscreen interface, and less impressive EPA fuel economy ratings.

Available Trims – GMC Terrain

The 2017 Terrain is available in a walloping five trims: base SL, mid-trims SLE-1, SLE-2, and SLT, and the top-of-the-line Denali trim.

Exterior Colors & Interior Reviews – 2017 GMC Terrain

The redesigned 2017 GMC Terrain SL trim comes standard with full-power accessories, a height-adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview camera, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a reclining and sliding functions, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power-adjustable steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, USB port, six-speaker sound system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 GMC Terrain rear angle, tailpipe and tailights

Next up is the SLE-1 trim that tacks on several feature packages, an all-wheel-drive powertrain, a rear carpeted floor mat, satellite radio, and heated exterior mirrors.

Building upon what the above trim comes with is the SLE-2 trim that comes equipped with a Pioneer eight-speaker sound system, LED daytime running lights, voice command functionality, an eight-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 GMC Terrain interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

The SLT comes equipped with a rear parking sensors, chrome exterior accents, heated front seat, leather upholstery, and remote engine start. Additionally, the Driver Alert package is available for both the SLE-2 and SLT trims. The package come bundled with an adjustable power liftgate, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 GMC Terrain steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Terrain Denali tacks everything the SLT trim comes with plus a navigation system, unique 19” wheels, Denali-specific comfort-oriented suspension set-up, and lots of packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 GMC Terrain

Offered as the standard engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Also, an optional 3.6L engine is available for the SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trims. It is rated at 301 horsepower and 272 pounds of torque.

Both engines come standard with a front wheel drive, as is the six-speed automatic transmission system.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the front wheel drive, four-cylinder engine stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg for the 4WD.

2017 GMC Terrain engine

During our won test drive, the FWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds. An AWD V6-equipped Denali trim dashed the same distance but clocked 7.0 seconds.

When properly equipped, a four-cylinder-equipped Terrain comes with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. The V6 tows up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety wise, some of the standard features include front-seat side-impact, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, side-curtain airbags, and automatic crash notification.

Price & 2017 GMC Terrain Release Date

2017 GMC Terrain black color, alloy wheels

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $23,975 for the 2017 GMC Terrain SUV. As for its release date, expect the new Terrain mid this year, according to reliable information from our sources privy of GMC’s operations.

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2017 GMC Terrain exterior, grille

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2017 GMC Canyon Release Date, Review and Info

If you are looking for a midsize truck that offers a civilized appeal, strong engines, a smooth and serene ride, and a hard-to-beat demeanor, the new 2017 GMC Canyon should undoubtedly be your number one priority. Its release date should be expected mid this year.

Some of the 2017 highlights include a maneuverable size, a comfortable ride, high-tech feature galore, and a fuel-efficient and torque-rich diesel engine. Also, we should expect to see an optional four-cylinder engine, smartphone app integration, and an IntelliLink touchscreen interface.

2017 GMC Canyon exterior, side view

The GMC made news when it returned to the market last year. This handsome and well-designed Canyon in comparison to other older models in its class, was more fuel-efficient, quicker, roomier, and easier to drive.

Diesel fans have another reason why they should buy the Canyon, as it comes with an optional turbocharged diesel engine. However, the unfavorable price tag might dissuade you from opting from one. You still have the 2.8L four-cylinder engine, after all, which offers an impressive 181 hp and 369 pounds of torque.

See, the torque number is what makes the whole thing interesting, as it even dwarfs those of the gasoline V6. Aside from that, the Canyon also feels smoother, stronger and relaxed character when driven.

2017 GMC Canyon side angle, alloy wheels

Another noticeable change for 2017 is the smartphone app integration system. This makes it possible for a seamless connectivity especially for tech savvy users. Much can be said about the new Canyon, but the bottom line remains: the Canyon is a truly appealing workaholic that gets things done.

Available Trims – GMC Canyon

The new 2017 GMC Canyon is available in four trims: base SL, base Canyon, SLE, and SLT. All trims are offered in two bed lengths and a choice of either five-seat crew cab or two-and four-seat extended-cab body styles. The Denali is reviewed separately.

2017 GMC Canyon Exterior Colors & Interior Review

Available accessories for the entry-level SL include a four-way power driver seat, 16” alloy wheels, a 4.2” touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, automatic projector-style headlights, floor covering, a rearview camera, auxiliary audio jack, USB ports, a tilt-only adjustable steering wheel, daytime running lights, power windows, front bucket seats, vinyl upholstery, and six-speaker FM/AM audio system.

2017 GMC Canyon leather seats and gear shift knob

Next up is the base Canyon model that comes equipped with carpeting and floor mats, fold-up rear jump seats, and cloth upholstery. Other optional features include a theft-deterrent system, voice controls, Pandora internet radio, automatic rear differential, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, remote keyless entry, a rear defroster, cruise control, and an EZ-Lift tailgate.

Picking the SLE gets you additional body-color trim, 17” alloy wheels, an overhead console, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded version of the IntelliLink interface, foglights, an 8” touchscreen interface, four USB ports, satellite radio, steering wheel controls, upgraded soft-touch interior trim materials, and power side mirrors.

2017 GMC Canyon rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Opting for the SLE trim gets you 17” dark-tinted alloy wheels, a body-color rear bumper, power front lumbar adjustments, remote ignition, sliding rear window, distinctive cloth upholstery, cloth upholstery, rear locking differential, an all-terrain tires, power front lumbar adjustments, and automatic climate control.

Springing for the top-of-the range 2017 GMC Canyon SLT gest you a leather upholstery, 18” alloy wheels, door handles, chrome mirror covers and doors, and front seating upgrades.

2017 GMC Canyon interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The Driver Alert package available for the SLE and SLT trims comes fitted with lane-departure warning systems, frontal collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Other extras include an 8” IntelliLink interface, dual-mode sport exhaust, a navigation system, and a Bose audio system.

Engine Specs – 2017 GMC Canyon

A base 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque is the standard engine. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission system and a two-wheel drive.

Next up is a 3.6L V6 engine good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque. EPA ratings for the V6 stand at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two-wheel-drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the all-wheel-drive. When properly equipped, expect the V6-powered models to tow a maximum of 7,000 pounds.

2017 GMC Canyon engine V6

Finally, the SLT and SLE crew cabs come with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pounds of torque.

Price & Release Date – 2017 GMC Canyon

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $25,505 for the Canyon Crew Cab, and $20,955 for the Canyon Extended Cab. As for the release date, expect the vehicle mid this year.

2017 GMC Canyon front angle, grille

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2017 GMC Canyon exterior, red color

2017 GMC Canyon front angle, grille

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2017 GMC Canyon alloy wheels and headlights

2017 GMC Canyon front view, grille and headlights

2017 GMC Canyon exterior, black color, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Canyon extrior, red color, grille

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