Are you looking for a new compact-crossover inside your garage? Well, now it’s your time to move on to this upcoming release of Terrain. General Motors has redesigned its predecessor2010-Terrain compact vehicle into a new version in 2018. Offering premium and luxury, 2018 GMC Terrain becomes an intimidating rival in the long list of small crossover in the premium category. Now, as the time for head-to-head comparison has come, let’s see what is going to be different in this newborn of Terrain! Check out the detail below.
How will Terrain Rock out the Street?
The new Terrain offers a better performance through its base engine with a standard 1.5-liter turbo engine of 4-wheel drive powertrain. Thanks to this engine, the vehicle can generate 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is also completed with standard 9-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is optional on every trim except the base model. During your driving around the city, 2018 GMC Terrain provides fuel economy capability of 26 miles per gallon city (mpg). Meanwhile, it is up to 30 mpg in the highway runs. You can fill up the tank up to 14.9 gallons of fuel tank capacity. Overall, you will get a sweet time during the acceleration of the engine.
An Outside and Inside Look
Compared to the outgoing model, 2018 GMC Terrain will be going to offer a lighter body of 465 pounds off.It might be due to some removal of physical heft. Also, there will be a new styling with floating roof to give smoother looks. When you pay a close attention, the vehicle has been refined on every level to gives lightness and grace feeling visually than its predecessor. Moreover, when you take a look at the front side, you will definitely like the C-shaped LED lightning flanking the headlights and sculpted grille. These signature additions give a more dignified and powerful presence at the front-end which might be not found in other compact-crossover class.
This weight reduction might be partly due to its smaller dimension of the footprint. Compared to the previous model, 2018 GMC Terrain has 3.2 inches shorter length, 0.9 inches lower height, and 0.4 narrower widths. Moreover, the wheelbase is also pulled out to 5.2 inches. However, you will only get a 0.2 inch narrower rear and 0.3 inches narrower front-seat of legroom inside the vehicle. Overall, the reduced size of the new Terrain makes it has an equal size range as other compact crossovers. Not too small for a mid-size SUV and not too large for a compact vehicle.
What’s More to Expect
A visually impressive additional technology inside the vehicle is its new infotainment system known as IntelliLink. It helps you to get shared personalized setting between vehicles. You can sync to your OnStar account to connect your stored navigation settings over the Terrain. Additionally, you can also enjoy Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with wireless phone charging in the Denali models. This 2018 GMC Terrain also provides active safety systems with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist.
Looking at those overall specs, will this new Terrain is your new future companion in your garage?