Slotting above the SL, SLE, and SLT trims, the Denali returns as the top-end trim level of the 2018 GMC Terrain. GMC describes the 2018 GMC Terrain Denali as having “greater exclusivity than ever, offering a distinctive range-topping design and uniquely refined features.” And while that’s all nice and well, let’s take a look at the features and equipment the new Terrain Denali actually offers.
On the outside, the range-topping Terrain gets a unique, Denali-style chrome grille, Denali-specific accents, such as body-color fascias and lower trim, chrome roof rails, chrome door handles, chrome side mirror caps, and chrome body-side molding. The unique exterior features are rounded out by LED headlamps and 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels.
Inside, the Denali gets a unique trim color as well as Denali-specific logos and piping on the front seats. That rounds out the features unique to the Denali trim. However, the Denali also has several features as standard that are optional on other trim levels, including leather seating, heated steering wheel, navigation system, premium 7-speaker sound system, and a hands-free programmable power liftgate.
The second-gen Terrain Denali will be available from launch. That’s a departure from the way GMC handled the Denali trim for the first-generation Terrain, which arrived nearly three years after the initial vehicle launched. The 2018 Terrain Denali will require the turbo-charged 2.0-liter LTG engine, meaning that it will not be available with the the Terrain’s base 1.5L turbo motor or the optional 1.6L turbo-diesel.
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