The 2018 GMC Terrain offers greater refinement and versatility to adapt to customers’ unique needs, and it’s packed with more available advanced safety technologies than ever before.
GMC offers customers the widest range of choices yet, with three available turbocharged propulsion systems, including a turbo-diesel. Two efficiency-enhancing nine-speed automatic transmissions are matched with the gas engines — a first application for the GMC lineup.
Bold, modern design
The Terrain’s bold exterior signals the next chapter of GMC’s design language, evolving the brand’s signature cues with stronger, sharper and more sculpted elements such as the grille and lighting features. Its shape was refined in the wind tunnel to help ensure the distinctive profile cuts through the air with optimal efficiency and quietness.
Elevating GMC’s 2018 design, the Terrain Denali will feature its signature satin chrome grille along with Denali-specific accents including body-colour fascias and lower trim, plus chrome roof rails, door handles, side mirror caps and body-side moulding. Additionally, LED headlamps and 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels are standard on Denali.
All other models feature signature LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps. Bi-functional HID headlamps are standard on SLE and SLT. Additionally, 17-inch wheels are standard on SLE, with 18-inch wheels available on SLE and standard on SLT.
Turbocharged propulsion choices
A range of three turbocharged engines, including a 1.6L turbo-diesel, provides more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the 2018 GMC Terrain. The 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged gas engines are matched with two unique nine-speed automatic transmissions, with the 2.0L turbo engine offering stronger acceleration and a higher degree of performance than its 1.5L counterpart.
GMC’s Electronic Precision Shift enables more storage room in the centre console by replacing the conventional transmission shifter with electronically controlled gear selection consisting of intuitive push buttons and pull triggers.
The Terrain comes standard with GMC’s driver-controllable Traction Select system, which has choices for different driving conditions. Elements such as the throttle responses are optimized for the selected driving mode. AWD models include an FWD mode that disconnects the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy, while the AWD mode offers all the benefits of an active AWD system.
Refined, versatile and purposeful interior
Like the exterior, the Terrain’s interior makes a statement and serves as a fundamental component of the vehicle’s heightened emphasis on refinement and functionality. Elements such as authentic aluminum trim, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and doors and standard active noise cancellation are premium features seamlessly integrated into the interior design for luxurious customer experience.
The Terrain Denali heightens the GMC experience throughout the interior with a unique trim tint colour and Denali-specific logos and piping on the front seats. Denali customers will benefit from additional standard features including a heated steering wheel, navigation, Bose premium 7-speaker sound system and a hands-free programmable power liftgate.
An expanded centre console with pass-through storage underneath and side-by-side cupholders adds to the Terrain’s functionality. A fold-flat front passenger seat and flat-folding rear seat help Terrain offer greater versatility for stowing longer items and make it easier to load cargo. There are also under-floor compartments in the cargo area for more secure storage.
Expanded range of safety features
An expanded range of available active safety technologies is designed to enhance driver awareness and even help make it easier to park and manoeuvre in low-speed situations. The features include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to potentially avoid them.
- GM Canada