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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.