In 2015, GMC entirely revamped the Terrain, dropping its length by 3 inches and lowering its weight by an excellent 400 pounds. This was, obviously, on top of its brand new looks and powertrain alternatives. Because these changes are all still fresh, we anticipate no considerable updates to the 2019 GMC Terrain.
2019 GMC Terrain Design and Features
Visually, we expect the 2019 Terrain will be essentially identical from the existing model. We could see a few tiny updates here and there, like a couple of brand-new colors, wheels and choices. The very same goes for the interior, as its style ought to remain constant however its features, like the infotainment system and colors, may see a few changes.
2019 GMC Terrain Engine
We anticipate everything under the hood to remain the exact same. If this proves true, look for the 2019 Terrain to come standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horse power and 203 pound-feet of torque.
Optionally, purchasers have the ability to choose a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, for those looking for top-of-the-line fuel economy, we anticipate the 1.6-liter diesel motor with 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque to remain an alternative. The present Terrain comes standard with front-wheel drive, but shift-on-the-fly all-wheel drive is available. Gas versions use a nine-speed automated transmission, while the diesel utilizes a six-speed automated.
The IIHS hasn’t evaluated the 2018 Terrain just yet, but its previous generation received “Good” crash tests ratings in all tests, but it stopped working in other areas, including its “Poor” score in the headlight test and a “Basic” ranking in the front crash avoidance test. We expect all the changes in the new-generation Terrain to fix these concerns, scoring it at least a Top Safety Pick score.
2019 GMC Terrain Pricing & Release Date
While there is no official release date for the 2019 Terrain, we expect it to get here in the very first quarter of 2018. Main pricing must see minimal increases relative to the current MSRP variety of $25,990 to $40,295 (location fees included). Key competitors will consist of the Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5.