The take-rate on these diesel engines was extremely low, the automaker indicated, with GMC spokesman Stu Fowle saying a “huge majority” of Terrain buyers ordered the base 1.5-liter LYX four-cylinder or turbocharged 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder gasoline engines.
“We will only offer our two turbocharged gas engines in the Terrain for 2020,” Fowle elaborated. “Diesel represented a very small percentage of sales. We believe in diesels in segments where customer interest is higher. The Canyon continues to offer a diesel, the Sierra will offer an all-new and refined 3.0-liter Duramax for 2020, and the next-gen Sierra HD is shipping to dealers now with the most capable Duramax ever.”
|RPO Code||Displacement||Configuration & Cylinders||Aspiration||Ignition||Valvetrain||Engine Stop/Start||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|LYX||1.5L||I-4 DOHC||Turbocharged||SIDI||4-valves per cylinder||Yes||170 / 127 @ 5600||203 / 275 @ 2000-4000|
|LTG||2.0L||I-4 DOHC||Turbocharged||SIDI||4-valves per cylinder||Yes||252 / 188 @ 5500||260 / 353 @ 2500-4500|
One major downfall of the 1.6-liter LH7 diesel engine was its towing capacity. It did not improve the crossover’s tow capacity over the base 1.5-liter LYX four-cylinder, with both having a max rating of 1,500 lbs. The 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder, meanwhile, more than doubles the tow capacity to 3,500 lbs.
Furthermore, the 2.0-liter Terrain Denali SLT is essentially the same price as a 1.6-liter diesel Terrain Denali SLT, carrying a small $300 price premium.
The 1.6-liter LH7 diesel engine is rated at 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque in the Terrain. While it offers no towing or performance benefit, it had some fuel savings potential in areas where diesel isn’t too expensive. In FWD Terrain models, the engine was rated at 28 MPG city and 39 MPG highway for a combined average of 32 MPG.
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