The city fuel economy rating for the front-wheel-drive version of the GMC Terrain crossover has fallen slightly for 2021.
The 2021 GMC Terrain with the entry-level turbocharged 1.5L LYX four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive is rated at 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. The outgoing 2020 model year GMC Terrain, by comparison, was rated at 26 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 28 mg combined. It’s not clear why the crossover’s fuel economy has fallen slightly year-over-year, however these changes can sometimes be attributed to the addition of new features and equipment or engine management calibration.
The all-wheel-drive version of the 2021 GMC Terrain, however, has the same fuel economy rating as the 2020 model year. When equipped with AWD and the 1.5L LYX four-cylinder, the 2021 GMC Terrain will return 25 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. That means the all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive versions of the compact crossover have the same city fuel economy rating.
2021 will be the last model year for the current GMC Terrain before the mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) version arrives for the 2022 model year. This mid-cycle update model was originally expected to arrive for 2021, however it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated model will bring revised styling to the compact crossover, along with a new AT4 trim level, new exterior colors and other small changes. The crossover will continue with the 1.5L LYX four-cylinder, although the 2.0L LTG is expected to be supplanted by the new 2.0L LSY. The only transmission available in the Terrain is a GM nine-speed automatic, which is paired with standard front-wheel-drive and optional all-wheel-drive.
Pricing for the 2021 GMC Terrain in the entry-level SL trim with the 1.5L LYX engine, front-wheel-drive and nine-speed transmission starts at $25,000 not including destination in the United States.